Ramaphosa pardons over 14000 offenders on “Reconciliation Day”

Image credit: Abigail Javier/EWN By BO Staff Writer On 16 December 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized the release of 14,647 persons from prison by granting pardons via the special remission of sentences to certain categories of offenders. This move was meant to officially mark “Reconciliation Day”. Among those pardoned are Fees Must Fall leader Khanya …

Tribalist bullshitters want to erase King Dingane

By Andile Mngxitama Please do not drag me into your tribalist bullshit. Yesterday we were commemorating the 3000 African warriors who paid supremely for the land. Wena, narrow tribal bullshitters tell us your tribe contributed more than Dingane with the frontier battles. You always erase the contributions of Africans who aren’t of your tribe, to …

King Shaka vs King Dingane?!

By Andile Mngxitama I’m fascinated by the revisionist interpretations of King Shaka (the nation builder) versus King Dingane (the anti colonial warrior). We must not be forced to choose between the two. They both played a very important role in our history. The intra royalty battles shouldn’t be elevated to a fundamental contradiction. On my …

Why is the enemy attacking BLF?

By Andile Mngxitama If Black First Land First (BLF) is so irrelevant why are we the only organization whose voices scares the enemy so much? The official website of BLF has been shut down after another cyber terrorist attack. The most trusted online publication by serious black people, the Black Opinion, has also been brought …

On Mandela

Photo credit: metro By Andile Mngxitama In the days of my youth when Nelson Mandela was still alive I regarded him as a sellout. This was when it wasn’t popular to call him a sellout. Immediately after his death I enquired, “what have white people done to acknowledge Mandela’s magnanimity towards them? He gave them …