This piece was sent to me by one of the most powerful non-governmental organisations in South Africa. I strongly believe significant numbers of sensible South Africans are not in support of sudden heinous xenophobic activities going on in the country right now. Read below message and watch the video.

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Xenophobia is an expression of a terrible failure of memory. We are forgetting the long years of struggle against ethnic and related forms of identity mobilisation. We are forgetting the support given by the peoples of the African continent to the struggle against apartheid. And we are forgetting the legacies of liberation stalwarts like Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada and many other veterans of the struggle.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment call on all South Africans to take responsibility for embracing the hospitality that defines our democratic order and to work together to find solutions to a problem which is destroying lives and bringing South Africa shame internationally. We urge those in leadership positions to lead. We encourage all who can lead to become leaders. We offer you this short film to be inspired to find humility and leadership in whatever contexts you find yourselves in.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Culled from Nelson Mandela Foundation

By Dotun Roy

DotunRoy.com is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

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