Pelembe win a timely lesson for xenophobes

Elias Pelembe, pictured, deservedly won the Premier Soccer League Absa Player of the Season Award - and this despite the fact that he wasn't born in South Africa.

Elias Pelembe, pictured, deservedly won the Premier Soccer League Absa Player of the Season Award - and this despite the fact that he wasn't born in South Africa.

Shocking?

Someone born in Mozambique is our player of the season. What will the xenophobes say?

Where you are born should not be relevant to how you live your life here in South Africa.

If you have skills South Africans don't have, you should be able use them for everyone's benefit, not be killed for it.

We are all Africans. Trust me when I say if an African team had to make it to the Fifa 2010 World Cup final, all of us on the continent will wear the colours of that country on that day and I am an African and proud of it.

Xenophobia be damned.

Solly Nkhi, Johannesburg

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