Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
We in the Black Peoples Convention hope that the ANC will tell David Miliband to go to hell and his government that South Africa ceased being a colony long ago.
South Africans are not impressed with his Alexandra walkabouts.
Black people have long ceased taking their cue from the West on how to respond to situations and circumstances that confront them.
It's time Britain stopped patronising us and trying to use us to achieve their own colonial and-or neo-colonial goals.
History has taught us that Britain has never been concerned about the suffering of Africans and Miliband's smiling campaign around Gauteng had nothing to do with the poverty, unemployment or xenophobia of our people.
It was just to get media attention for the real reason for his visit - to lobby the ANC to put pressure on the government to vote with them against Zimbabwe in the United Nations security council.
Britain is responsible for the economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe and the only genuine way for them to help the people there is to stop lying about it, to recognise that country is a sovereign state and to give Morgan Tsvangirai British citizenship so that the people of Zimbabwe - including members of the MDC - can find solutions to their problems and start reconstructing their beautiful country.
BPC general secretary,