Dear South African Chomies


My name is John Siyapapa Madhiri a Zimbabwean who has been making an honest living in your beautiful country for over 8 years.

I write this prose with 2 objectives, too touch on the sensitive subject of my kind invading your "shores" in our multitude and also to have a say on the "race" issue and being an African.

Point 1:

Deal with it my South African cousins, some will claim allegiance with the efforts of Zanu PF and Mugabe in Zimbabwe, but mis-management is mis-management regardless of the perpetrator, and Mugabe has screwed Zimbabwe beyond belief.

I am in the minority among my black brethren but I believe colonisation and the injustices of the past cannot be resolved by BEE/affirmative action and Land Grabs. An inclusive approach that looks for the betterment of the entire populace is my favoured approach, bearing in mine, many unrepentant race protagonists from all camps.

So do not look at us Zimbabwean and think why are you here? Accept that until the stigma of the supposed liberators is gone those of us who do not support these policies have a duty to stay in the shadows if we fear the death of out loved ones. I did not come to loot and plunder but to make an honest living, I am taken advantage off, abused, and painted with the same brush as the minority who taint my name!! But I will soldier on.

Point 2:

An "African" should be any person regardless of race who was born in any country on the African continent. It appears from the various comments on this news website that African means "black" and for that reason our continent has failed to move on.

White folks do you want to be called Africans?

Indian folks do you want to be called Africans?

Gwafol folks do you want to be called Africans?

What about you my Chinese Chomies? are you African?

As I right this, a dark thought creeps on the horizon, is apartheid the only legacy we will leave our children? because surely being human sharing A, B, AB, & O blood types and 99% genealogy means we are more alike than the pigment that distinguishes us.


Yahwe, Allah, God, Mwari or who ever the eff!! you believe in bless your wicked arses"!


John "Siyapapa" Madhiri 

Tawizee 2014-08-06 12:05:09 PM
* grabs popcorn and waits for comments *
Zeffington 2014-08-06 12:08:08 PM
I like!
Kallie Karnallie 2014-08-06 12:09:32 PM
I don't care what you call me, just let me lead my life in peace. As a Zimbabwean you should just realize the following: The whites were chased/killed/bullied/oppressed out of Zim. Now Mad Bob is chasing his own people out by the same methods, but the moment he kicks the bucket you Zimbos will be chased by the Zoomer crowd right back to where you came from. Mark my words.
Siebert Mazus 2014-08-06 01:54:27 PM
It's spelled 'tjommies'.
Siebert Mazus 2014-08-06 02:00:35 PM
You wrote: -White folks do you want to be called Africans?- Actually, the word 'Afrikaner' used to mean 'African' in old Dutch and then Afrikaans. The pc people hijacked the meaning of the word somewhere after that time.
Jaco Wium 2014-08-06 02:10:13 PM
Yes, I'd be happy if everyone born and bred in Africa, is called African. It's a pity though that we always feel the need to categorise ourselves. In my ideal paradise people will be known rather by their nature, than factors beyond their control, such as nationality and race.
Bruwer 2014-08-06 02:27:41 PM
So you come here to play on the empathy off the white man
Joe Black 2014-08-06 02:38:24 PM
It's true man... It's just that there are so many who seem to want to learn the hard way.
John Greystoke 2014-08-06 07:31:21 PM
@Madhiri, go back to Zimbabwe and be clever in your own country. Your tjommies are in Zim. We are not your tjommies.