- A young man shared his declaration via social media that black South Africans will protect white South Africans
- He slammed SA politicians for hiding behind propaganda as they blame their failures on apartheid
- The viral post got Mzansi talking as it attracted more than 3 000 comments
Eric Balebanye is a man on a mission to make South Africa a better place for all its citizens.
On Thursday, he shared a Facebook post vowing to protect white South Africans.
Balebanye criticised local African politicians for blaming apartheid for their failures.
He also urged black South Africans to challenge propaganda and to hold politicians accountable for corruption.
Briefly.co.za noted how the viral post got South Africans talking.
The message was liked more than 10 000 times and attracted more than 3 000 comments.
Many commended Balebanye for his courage and enlightening message.
Darius Oosthuizen wrote, “Eric Balebanye ,YOU HAVE MY BIGGEST , TRUEST RESPECT , i Salute you fellow South African looking at the better future for our beautiful country , OURS our People black and white when we stand together can accomplish greater things this world can imagine or has ever seen , but our NATION must be true towards the cause.”
Tracy Wallace Long also said, “Thank you Sir. I will pray for you and your safety. May God bless you firt your courage and conviction to make this public. Salute brother.”
Gayle Fibiger Willows said, “Wow Eric Balebanye, what a man! Respect!!”
Many South Africans urged Balebanye to start his own political party and vowed to give him their vote.
Veronica Ann Adams Noorbhai II commented, “Please register as a political party we need you Eric Balebanye.”
Anneline Gilliland added, “I salute you Eric. Think what South Africa can become with you as President. And I will surely withou a doubt, vote for you!!!”
Thatoyame Lolwane also said, “Yes of course, that's the gospel truth! Respect to you Eric Balebanye This is the ONLY way we can take this continent forward! Africa is definitely in the state that it is in because of its political leaders! Most politicians are the generally corrupt people all over the world & that's a fact!”
There was the occasional controversial comment but the vast majority heaped praise on Balebanye.
Randy Tryon said, “That picture is of black children trying to steal the rope, the white children are trying to stop them.”
Phila Magwaza provided a completely different perspective: “Your statement is devoid of any logic and based on misplaced generalizations. What is equally concerning is that you elevate white people to victims purely because politicians misappropriate state funds, as if corrupt politicians come in one colour, and you ignore the fact that they remain to this day heirs and benefactor of institutionalized corruption. Even in today’s economy some of the biggest benefactors of corrupt black politicians is corrupt white business. Your views and or resolution are unfortunately the kind that stifle frank debate and creates the perception that only one race is responsible for the predicament this country is in. We are all responsible for the state this country is in. Stop pandering and encourage frank debate. Don’t resolve to protect one race group but the country.”
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