By Ogunjimi James Taiwo
So, I just read US President, Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela and seriously? I have to laugh.
The same capitalism that jailed Mandela? The same imperialism brought by Rhodes that Mandela spent half of his productive life fighting?
The same America that called Mandela a terrorist for taking up arms against the apartheid regime and inciting young South-Africans to do so? The same America that put Mandela’s name on US’s terror list until 2008?
The same America that continued to harass him for saying he’s a socialist? Enough already! Tired of all the hypocrisy. The same Obama has refused all calls from the international community to apologise to Africans for the crimes committed against them.
27 wasted years of Mandela’s life and there’s no apology and you just waltz in after death to eulogise him? I say save your eulogies, we can eulogise our own.
Until America apologises to Africa for all the crimes committed from the days of slavery to the days of murdering our leaders in the name of ‘installing democracy’, we say save your eulogies, we can eulogise our own.
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