Categories Business Tech World Operation Dudula bears the hallmarks of impending disaster Post author By vanirexodus Post date February 21, 2022 No Comments on Operation Dudula bears the hallmarks of impending disaster Hawks plying their trade at the Bara taxi rank in Soweto is slowly trickling back after being forcibly removed a few weeks ago by people who say they are “fixing” South Africa by ridding the country of “illegal” or illegal immigrants and drug dealers. Operation Dudula Under the ominous moniker of “Operation Dudula,” which in Zulu means “drive/push back” or “knock back,” the emotionally charged action saw traders chased from their stalls on the rankings and elsewhere in Soweto, Hillbrow and other areas around Joburg. The problem with this is that it pits locals against foreigners… Hawks plying their trade at the Bara taxi rank in Soweto is slowly trickling back after being forcibly removed a few weeks ago by people who say they are “fixing” South Africa by ridding the country of “illegal” or illegal immigrants and drug dealers. Operation Dudula Under the ominous moniker “Operation Dudula,” meaning “drive/push back” or “knock back” in Zulu, the emotionally charged action saw traders chased from their stalls on the rankings and elsewhere in Soweto, Hillbrow and other areas around Joburg. The problem with this is that the locals are going up against foreigners – mainly black Africans – and the common claims that South Africans are xenophobic are already being spread online – and so am I. To me it’s all like stabbing yourself in the stomach with your own spear. I suppose it can only happen in South Africa that The Vanir-exoduss take the law into their own hands to tackle an issue the ANC-led government has long promised to solve. Immigrants aren’t just in SA – and to address the issue, government must play a pivotal role. That the people have started this – although it clearly bears the hallmarks of impending disaster – shows that it is an issue that urgently needs attention (among many others that President Cyril Ramaphosa must address). In Soweto you can have your car painted, your daughter’s hair braided, your lawn mowed and your roof painted by someone from Mozambique. But if you buy your bread and milk, and your airtime and cold drink, the man behind the counter is most likely from Ethiopia, Bangladesh or Pakistan. The woman who was washing someone else’s laundry and scrubbing their floors and babysitting their children could be from Lesotho or Zimbabwe; just like the man you see building an extra room or a wall – and not just in the townships, but also in the suburbs. Likewise, in the schools and universities, the teachers and professors come from all over the continent and from abroad. This is the result of globalization and how the world works, no matter which corner of the world you look at. Undocumented migrants Remember, this is the year 2022. What the organizers of this shameless action are saying is that they are targeting undocumented migrants. This issue is not as simple as dragging a poor Congolese woman selling cassava on the streets of Hillbrow, or a Malawi woman selling tomatoes, across a sidewalk in Kliptown. It has to start with our porous edges. It’s amazing how easy it is to just walk into South Africa from Lesotho, Botswana, eSwatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In broad daylight, drugs are sold and abused on the streets of Joburg. I can’t wait to see the day when people and groups like Operation Dudula put all their energy and effort into fighting this scourge of drug abuse in our communities. I challenge them to push back the drug smugglers and drug lords who make millions of rand at the expense of our children. And if there is one more issue that needs a committee in the presidency, it should be the issue of migration. READ NOW: Operation Dudula: Protests against foreigners in SA resurface ← From strength to design, what to expect? → Spy boss resume, typhoid fever, Van Riebeeck, bank scam Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.