‘Things were better during apartheid?’

Sies man! How dare you spit on the blood which was spilt, to free us from an inhumane system?

How exactly was life better when black people lived in a constant state of fear? How was it better when black people HAD TO carry a dompass? Do you realise that if you worked in Rosebank, it meant it was illegal for you to be in Sandton? Had you been found in Sandton, you would be beaten, sent to jail or both.

There was a total restriction of black people’s movements.

On the subject of Sandton…you wouldn’t be allowed to live there let alone buy property.

It is the struggle for freedom, which is responsible for us going anywhere, as we please.

It is because of the brave men and women who burnt their passes; who marched on the Union building. It is because of the people who rebelled. These are the people responsible for our rights to walk OUR land freely.

How was apartheid better when it led to the breakdown of our families? In traditional African culture, the family is the central focus of the people. Our men were taken from us. They were taken to go dig our gold to empower the Oppenheimers, DeBeers and other foreigners.

Apartheid did not separate white men from their families…like it did to us.

Why do you think, there are generations of black children who were raised by single mothers? Black men were separated from their families for economic reasons. Now we are dealing with the aftermath of boys who were not raised by their fathers.

Boys who were raised by the violence they saw on tv and in the streets of the townships.

We have boys who don’t know how to parent and take responsibility.

Absent fathers is a culture which was created by the effects of apartheid. HOW was it better?

Police brutality was at an obscene level during apartheid. It was a common sight to see dead, black, bullet-riddled bodies scattered in the streets. 6 month old babies were being buried from the teargas attacks. Primary school children were shot at point blank. The police would bring tankers into family communities and shoot.

Our people were thrown from 10 storeys up at John Vorster Square and they ‘slipped on soap’ and died.

Many families didn’t get a chance to bury their kin. Every day with your family could have been your last.

Apartheid killed multitudes of thousands of our people.

90% of the population was moved to 10% of the land, while 10% of the population was given the STOLEN 90%. The Bantu homelands act meant that they threw us into little corners. We were no longer citizens of South Africa.

Lol! Imagine. A visitor comes to your house, throws you out and makes you live in the garage, and THEN says it’s not your house!!!! Basically, the land issue of south Africa needs to be addressed.

When our people moved to the cities, there too, they were delegated to townships (concentration camps,) far from the ‘civilised’ white people.

An efficient public transport system was developed to get the blacks into town for work and back to the ‘ghetto’ after work. Black people would be arrested for being in white areas after certain hours. I know you youth like grooving in Sandton and Rosebank….during apartheid that would have NEVER happened. You are living the dream. Recognise.

The architect of apartheid Hendrik Verwoerd was initially the minister of Native Affairs.

Do you realise that these people ‘studied the native?’ Kuyagezwa apha emhlabeni shame.

There was an intentional effort to psychologically break down black people; and break their power and systems.

White people gathered their intellectuals and formulated a system which was designed solely to break us and force us into modern day slaves.

Nowadays I hear you complain of service delivery. If there are no toilets and electricity in the rural areas now, I can assure you… they weren’t there during apartheid either. Apartheid took away our voice to complain of such.

During Apartheid, the basic human rights of black people were violated. Today is NOTHING like apartheid. If it was, then,

  1. We would put all the white people into ghettos. Shoot them down until they submit. Put them in buses and send them somewhere shitty to live.
  2. We would make white people carry passes, explaining exactly where they are from and what they are doing in the city amongst us civilised folk.
  3. We would give dirty and menial jobs to white people. Things like cleaning toilets, housekeeping FOR blacks, construction work, being tellers, mining. Gardening would be reserved for whites only, not landscaping or fancy names….white men would be garden boys.
  4. We would create a dumb downed education system for white people because all they would need to know is technical work….nothing intellectual.
  5. We would make white men leave their families to come work in the cities and leave white women to raise the children and make means for themselves in those concentration camps.
  6. We would make white women leave the concentration camps and come live our backrooms while they take care of our children and clean our shit.
  7. We would have ONLY black management. White people would only get jobs at the lowest level.
  8. We would ban white people from socialising with us. We would create 2nd grade facilities for them to use. They would live in an environment that says “NO WHITES!”
  9. And if white people dared to complain about ANYTHING, we would shoot them! Gun them down like Sharpville! White bullet riddled bodies would be a common sight in the streets.
  10. We would put all the brave and ‘clever whites’ in jail or push them off the 10th floor by accident.
  11. We would kill their children. We would call their fathers, ‘boy.’
  12. We would ban all their churches and FORCE them to slaughter sheep for our ancestors. Humble themselves at izangoma zethu.
  1. These are just SOME of the things that we would be doing if black government was anything like the apartheid government.So, next time you want to utter this offensive statement…I need you to think 12 times!

Dear Black People….

Dear Black people….

So let me get this right….. u wear white people’s hair; you bleach your skin; you wear suits; take your kids to white schools; you don’t know your languages, customs and traditions; you swopped iizangoma for Christianity; u prefer white neighbourhoods and look down on places where there are many blacks; you laugh at blacks who don’t know English and call them backwards; u even replaced your pan African anthem with one they killed you with; you don’t know your own history but know Europe’s history; You hail EVERYTHING which is not African and then you have the nerve to say ‘it does not make me unAfrican?????” WTF *_*


What exactly is it that makes u African now that you have denounced everything African? How can you be African when you are just a European clone and western ambassador?


You confuse me when you are in denial of the over 500yrs of brainwash we have endured. My logic tells me that if I am told for 500yrs that I’m ugly…..its either I’m going to believe it or I am going to spend the next 500years emphasising my beauty so that I balance my own feelings about myself. When the bath water is too hot, you add cold water. You don’t endure the hot water, you alter the temperature.

When do we get to alter the way white people made us feel about ourselves? When do we unlearn the bullshit?


My problem is when a whole nation says one thing, but acts in another way. You say you are African yet you follow and grovel at the west. You spend all your money just to be like them. How does that make any sense?


Let’s look at the Indians and the Chinese….they have not lost their sense of identity despite suffering similar oppression (but absolutely not the same.) Not only that but the Chinese have gone on to become a world super power and they are not imitating the west. If anything, their strength and power comes from holding onto their identity. While we are promoting a 30% pass standard in a western educational system- the Chinese learn about THEMSELVES and are running the world IN MANDARIN!

Thina siyakopa and siyafaila…….nice!


The western culture is represented and has monopolised our generation… that ok with you? Ufuna ukuba ngumlungu omnyama?


Personally, that is not my aspiration. I come from a rich culture and I think Ubuntu is the most beautiful way of life in the world. I don’t want to give birth to children that will not know their mother tongue and stories of Queen Nzinga and Nandi.

I want my children to have access to other African countries for there is more to Africa than South Africa.

I want to raise black children that take pride in what they look like. I want my kids to have role models and celebrities who are not wearing other people’s hair. The biggest injustice we have done to the little black girl is to make her believe she needs to look white to be beautiful.

I want to see black people own their own businesses and not ALWAYS be the consumer


I want to see black people claim themselves and own up to being African.


The truth is, if you are ashamed of what you are and what you look like……you’ll NEVER be at the top of the food chain. It means you NEED to be led.


So black people…..who are you?

You are so busy behaving white, Do you even remember who you are?

Journalists vs Artists

I am just trying to understand why our local journalists think that their success will be brought by them pulling our artists down.

What used to be the dignified art of journalism has turned into an open platform for personal and baseless attacks on our local stars.

Our journalists have moved from telling our stories to using the media to indulge their bitterness and agendas.

As a local artist, I don’t mind if you don’t like me and my work…..but please be accurate when reporting the story?

Today I saw a headline about me being drunk at a chesanyama and allegedly trying to revive my career.

Firstly, yes I was at lichaba chesanyama and I had a damn good time!

I love beautiful people, good music and outdoors parties so indeed this was a match made in heaven for me!

I was there from 5pm till 10pm and in that time period I had TWO Smirnoff guaranas, so basically the only thing I was drunk off was my own excitement.

2ndly, when the dj played my classic song ‘uRongo,’ yes I asked for the microphone (which was handed to me NICELY) and I climbed on top of the speakers and performed MY SONG! Lol! It is MY song remember? So I will do with it as I please.’

As for ‘singing out of tune’- most of my fans know me as a lyricist and floecist…..that falls under rap. Do the other rappers ‘sing’ off tune too? Please mani, when you report about me at least have the decency to know the background of my craft? Poets fall under Hip Hop. We are not necessarily singers.

Get your facts in order.

I am an artist, my spirits come to me when I am excited and if I need to share that energy….I will.

Funny thing is that I told a friend MUCH earlier in the evening that if the dj hit me right, I would take the mic!

So that was not a drunken moment miss, sir, shim or whoever you are. That was just a happy artist who did what they love to do!

I noticed you didn’t mention that people came to the dance floor and were flowing along….lol!

I also noticed that you were just an echo of what our meanister said about me…but that’s none of my business.

I encourage tabloid journos to come to my shows this year. I am one of the artists that has been in the forefront of turning chesa nyamas into performance platforms for artists….I have been on the ground for a while now. What happened yesterday was nothing out of the ordinary…..for the ordinary Ntsiki Mazwai fan.

So what you label a ‘revival’ is you catching my trend just a little bit late.

Thank you for putting the spotlight on me though….because now people are asking questions and I’m finally being forced out the shadows to talk about the wonderful work I have done for my country.

I guess every dark cloud has it’s silver lining.