South African politician, Makashule Gana, has said
some of his compatriots have complained to him that
they are angry with Nigerians and other immigrants
because they snatched their girlfriends.Makashule Gana
Gana, a Deputy Federal Chairperson of Democratic
Alliance, made this disclosure in at an anti-xenophobia
rally, held at Constitution Hill.South African newspaper,
City Press, reported that Gana advised that rather than
get angry and take the anger out on foreigners, South
African men should “provide” properly for women,
rather than lash out at non-nationals for “stealing”
Gana urged the crowd at the rally to spread the
message of not taking part in xenophobic attacks to
“our wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, makhwaphenis
(secret lovers), neighbours and brothers”.
“If you can’t speak to a girl, now all of a sudden a man
that comes from Zimbabwe or Nigeria that can speak to
a girl now must be killed. What is that?”
“So I ask my fellow brothers from South Africa, if you
want a woman please go speak up, don’t go around and
killing someone from Nigeria because they can speak
up for themselves. Speak out because it is important,”
he told the crowd.
He also urged South Africans to look at themselves and
not blame non-nationals for stealing their jobs when
these jobs didn’t exist in the first place.
“Go and start a spaza shop,” advised Gana.