South Africa is a land where people forgive

“South Africa is a land where people forgive.” Dr Credo Mutwa

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu Forgiveness

South Africa has been fraught with a turbulent history. Following the dictates of the day, much needless suffering was inflicted on people.

Nelson Mandela underwent an enormous transformation, as did millions of South Africa’s citizens. Bishop Desmond Tutu initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission where people were given the opportunity to bare their souls.

Certain television programmes have encouraged people with painful histories and broken hearts, to forgive the misunderstandings that have marred their lives. Through these processes many hearts were healed.

When transformation takes place in the hearts of people that transformation ripples through the communities, and one by one, we, the people of this great country, link together to form unbreakable bonds. Never again will those who attempt to steer us in their chosen direction dictate us to.

South Africa is the land of forgiveness and together we are moving forward to embrace the magnificent future that lies before us.

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The fabricated case against Bin Laden

Sentletse Diakanyo african bloggerThis powerful piece by Sentletse Diakanyo summarises much of the current debate on the death of Bin Ladin, it also quotes the poem by Credo Mutwa written shortly after Barack Obama’s election.

Barack Obama rode the wave of victory that promised change; an unprecedented triumph in the political history of the US by this son of a Kenyan immigrant. Obama’s message of hope and change resonated with American voters and the rest of the world. Even the detractors of the most powerful nation on earth, militarily, began to view the US much more favourably; confident in the knowledge that the global politics were entering a new epoch of peace and harmonious relations among nations. There was bloated expectation that frosty relations between the US and the Muslim world would open a new chapter. Obama, when speaking in Cairo in 2009, promised to heal the rift between the US and the Muslim world. A promise that appeared genuine and sincere at the time.

But this is the US we are talking about. A nation with a glowing track record of screwing others in the pursuit of national interest and the spread of Western fundamentalism, which is premised on the values of democracy and a free-market system. Why did we imagine that would suddenly change because a coloured guy was now a US president? We certainly were very naive.

The respected sanusi Credo Mutwa immediately after the historic victory of Obama in 2008, released a rather unflattering poem about the new US president. It read:

An actor walks upon the floodlit stage of life
wearing a mask of an angel beneath a demon’s gown.
Pretence smiles upon the crowded hall of life
holding out hope as bright as it is false.
Son of a woman in whose veins flows the blood
of ancient Ireland and dark Africa’s plains.
You are Obama, nick-named the standing king
You are Barack, oh, son born to deceive

We highly recommend you read the full blog post by Sentletse Diakanyo here…

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Credo Mutwa Has Stroke

baba Credo Mutwa and mama Virgina Mutwa in Plettenberg BayOn Monday, 2 May, David Icke posted this message on his website yesterday:

The great Credo Mutwa, the Zulu shaman now almost 90 years of age, has had the latest in a series of strokes. I spoke with him this morning for some time and he was making jokes and laughing as usual, but he is very ill and has lost feeling in his left side. Even in these circumstances he was thinking of others and asked me to tell people that forgiveness and love are the only answer to the problems of South Africa and the wider world.

Please send him your love. David

We’re very pleased to post this photo after baba Credo recovered from this mild stroke on Friday last week at his home in Kuruman. He’s had a thorough check-up a This photo was taken near the Beacon Island Hotal in Plettenberg Bay where he is on a short holiday and spiritual retreat with the artist Sarah.

We would like to thanks David Icke, Linda Smith and others who responded so quickly on the news of his health condition.