- A woman has shared her thoughts on the ongoing xenophobic violence
- She feels sorry for Indian shop owners who offer her community bread on credit
- Social media users had mixed reactions about her post
A woman has taken to social media to share her pain over the xenophobic attacks happening in her neighbourhood. She revealed that an Indian family sells them bread every morning and they have also become victims of the related crimes.
Twitter user SmithLungelwa posted on the popular 'O jewa ke eng?' tweet, saying:
"The xenophobic attacks that are happening at my hood. My heart breaks for the poor Indians who sell us bread every morning. The same ones that are able to give us things on credit when we have no money to pay... something that Shoprite or Pick ‘n Pay could never do."
Her post got mixed reactions from social media users. One user felt that she was trivialising a bigger issue, as it was bigger than just bread. Twitter user DanielAdindu said:
"I know you don't care about humans being burnt alive and their businesses looted and destroyed but you only care about bread on credit, the reason for the xenophobic attacks."
While Moorelyfe1 said:
"I'm not for all violence but if you were SA citizen you would understand the anger of the people. I'm sure if I come to Lagos and call Nigerians lazy fools and idiots while I sell them fake things and sell drugs you would react as SA people are now."
"The Indians can stay. Nigerians must go."
"She’s sympathising with the Indians not Nigerians cos they give her free bread. So why are u praising her?"
"It might not be your intention. You might really want to sympathise but that up there was what you wrote...You really didn't say its okay to kill Nigerians but you never said it's not okay to kill Nigerians too. You can construct your words better and be less misunderstood."
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