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Articles written by Veli Mbele

Black Middle Class Indifference to Covid-19

Just as in the case of the Marikana Uprising, one of the things that the outbreak of the Corona Virus has laid bare is the nauseating detachment, ignorance, cowardice and downright cruelty of Black people (like me), who are strangely classified as middle class. Something that some euphemistically describe as 'Black privilege'.

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Sithunyiwe, Asizithumanga

In my humble view, principled solidarity among us, is our most potent weapon. I am not interested in wasting my time, data or energy by engaging in egocentric debates with fellow Black people, purely on the basis that they belong to this or that political party.

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A Letter to Mkhulu Mangaliso Sobukwe

I decided to write this letter to you to share my thoughts with you about where I think we find ourselves as Afrikan people. We learn from the older generation of activists about your glorious deeds and the immeasurable sacrifices you and your peers made, in defence of our natural right as Afrikans to be human beings worthy of dignity and respect, in the land of our Ancestors.

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The Hidden Dangers of the White-Liberal Narrative

Long before the National Party (NP) came to power or apartheid was made law, we the natives were already a conquered and subdued people. Some of the historical records suggest that there was invasive European presence (Portuguese) in the southern tip of Afrika, as early as the 1400s. This was followed by Dutch invasive presence in the 1600s, in what is today known as the Cape Peninsula.

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