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'Kalangas are not educated they do crime in SA,' says Mugabe - Video

by Ndou Paul
30 Apr 2015 at 04:45hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe says the from the Kalanga tribe are not educated enough to assume good paying jobs and are well known for engaging in criminal activities in South Africa.

Addressing journalists in Zimbabwe on Wednesday after the end of the Southern African Development Community Extra Ordinary Summit in Harare, Mugabe said some Kalangas living in South Africa are criminals.

Mugabe bemoaned the instinct by Kalangas to just cross the border to South Africa, saying the mentality where 'going to South Africa was regarded as going to heaven on earth remains in some of our people.

He claims that Kalangas are notorious for engaging in criminal activities in South Africa because they are not educated enough to assume better paying jobs.

"The Kalangas were very notorious kuSouth Africa vaizivikanwa kuthi vanoita wutsotsi, nokhuthi vanenge vasina (they were known for their criminal activities because they didn't have) they are not educated enough to assume ma jobs, the majority of our people who used to go to South Africa sometime would go to the farms and work on the farms when they got a little more money then they run away from the farms and start a new life, but why do that, so people must get back to their own countries," said Mugabe.

In 2013 a Member of Parliament of Bulilima East Mathias Siqhoza Ndlovu showered praise on his fellow Kalangas and said they would continue to support the Zanu-PF because it was the present and the future.

Ndlovu said in the 31 July elections more people voted for President Robert Mugabe in his constituency than for him, adding "Zanu-PF is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent."

"The people of Zimbabwe know the road they travelled during the colonial bondage. The MDC tantrums about human rights and democracy will not wash. Zanu-PF brought democracy in 1980. As the Speaker will say, in democracy 'The minority will have their say, while the majority will have their way'."

Ndlovu said Bulilima was the land of heroes, Kalanga heroes, like Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, John Landa Nkomo, T.G. Silundika, Swazini Ndlovu, including John Dube whose remains still lie buried in neighbouring Zambia.

It was also home to heroes, Taffi Moyo, Sharpshoot David Mongwa and Jane Ngwenya. Bulilima is also the home of national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo. These are just a few of our Kalanga heroes.

Ndlovu said, "In the national spirit demonstrated by Cde. R. G. Mugabe, they (Mugabe's detractors) must heed author, George Orwell. In his book, Animal Farm, he said "he who controls the past controls the future, he who controls the future controls the present". Zanu-PF is the present and the future. Zanu-PF is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.

Source - Byo24News