- A touching social media post shared a photo of a multi-racial family and included a powerful message
- The post sparked debate amongst South Africans as many were left divided on the issue of race
- Many social media users feel that political parties, such as the EFF and AWB, play a huge role in racial tension within the country
A heart-warming social media post shared a powerful message but it also sparked debate.
Twitter user, Nsonowa Magwaza (@NMag_CT), shared a photo of a white couple embracing 3 young black children.
He captioned the tweet: “This is the real South Africa. Most South Africans are kind and loving in nature and don't hate each other for the colour of their skin.”
Hundreds of people liked the tweet and weighed in with their views.
Another tweep shared a lovely pic of his family as well.
Although, not everyone agreed that things are rosy in Mzansi.
Briefly.co.za noted that most people felt that certain political parties are to blame for escalating racial tensions within the country.
Twitter user, @locknut24, said: “Indeed, it's the politicians that incite violence and hatred to justify their own existence. Imagine for a moment if we all got along, there would be no need for crooks, I meant politicians.”
Then user, @frog_notboil added, “Yip, this perfectly illustrates the people I know in SA. The ones causing divide are groups like EFF and BLF with their utter b****** lies. Anything for a dictatorship I suppose. They are destroying SA yet they are allowed to run for elections.”
Juane Nel (@juanenel98) reiterated the point: “This is literally all we want in this country; everyone to get along. It’s the politicians who try to separate us as a nation because of skin colour. If we all just get along then maybe our country would be better.”
However, one EFF supporter wasn’t taking it laying down.
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