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Good riddance to racist white professionals who leave the country

According to the latest reports, white professionals and young people are leaving South Africa at an alarming rate due to political uncertainty.

As a result, the white population is shrinking. Should this be a cause for concern? For me, if those who are leaving don't want to be ruled by a black government, then good riddance.

There's nothing wrong with our young people exploring opportunities elsewhere. After all, we have professionals from other countries here. I do have a problem if our young people leave because of limited opportunities.

It's a fact that white supremacists want to maintain the apartheid status quo. For them, young black professionals would rather be unemployed if white professionals are employed.

SA remains very attractive to fellow African professionals. As a country, we still have an obligation to upskill our young people. If we don't, we'll face a situation of an ageing workforce.

There are enough white South Africans proudly contributing to our economy. The advantage about young black professionals is they remain South African at heart irrespective of where they are in the world. They can come back and contribute positively. A sizeable number of whites feel the same.

Personally, I would prefer racist whites who brutalise black workers to leave the country.

Richardson Mzaidume


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