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Dispatches from the past relevant to the present: Zazi Foundation writes:

Posted by Lindikaya Ntshinga on Thursday, August 18, 2011,

THEY OFFERED US TOBACCO IN JULY 1781 AND KILLED SOME OF US.

THEY OFFERED US BEE IN 1994 RESULTING TO THE GENOCIDE AND HOLOCAUST OF THE BLACK POOR


I would like to submit from the onset that since the First War Of Dispossession 230 years ago, nothing has changed in particular for the Xhosa who were brutally maimed and indigenous Africans in general. It is more interesting to note that the colonial settler descendants have creatively convinced a few descendants of the victims of their fore-fathers...
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Eastern Cape, Our Spiritual Home by Phumelele Zonela

Posted by Lindikaya Ntshinga on Wednesday, August 10, 2011,

 

I wish I could smell the scent of bushes of rural Eastern Cape. Have you ever stood on top of Nciba(Kei) River Bridge to experience the quietness of the flow of its water? It is as if that river witnessed too much tragedy and sorrow of the Xhosa people during the nine wars of dispossession. My soul wishes to fly over the AmaThole mountain range where Xhosa warriors fought and died for their mother-land against Christian colonialists. I miss the quietness and the tranquility of the village of...


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