Ek het nog nooit soveel leuens en teensprake uit een mond gehoor soos dié van pres. Jacob Zuma nie. Volgens Beeld van 25 Mei sou hy gesê het: “Afrikane het in vrede met mekaar saamgeleef en pret gehad, maar toe kom ‘die ander’”.
Dan ken Zuma nie sy eie geskiedenis nie, en dit is ŉ skande vir iemand wat die president van ŉ land is. Dan het Zuma nog nie gehoor van Mfecane, Difaqane en Lifaqane nie, name vir onderlinge wreedheid uit die mond van Afrikane!
Die Brittannica gee die volgende beskrywing daarvan: “Mfecane (Zulu: “The Crushing”), Sotho Difaqane, series of Zulu and other Nguni wars and forced migrations of the second and third decades of the 19th century that changed the demographic, social, and political configuration of southern and central Africa and parts of eastern Africa. The Mfecane was set in motion by the rise of the Zulu military kingdom under Shaka (c. 1787-1828), who revolutionized Nguni warfare. The rise of Shaka’s kingdom, which took place during a time of drought and social unrest, was itself part of a wider process of state formation in south-eastern Africa, which probably resulted from intensified competition over trade at Delagoa Bay. The pattern of Mfecane, in which tribe was set against tribe over an ever-increasing radius, was highly successful in areas weakened by overpopulation and overgrazing. In South Africa itself Mfecane caused immense suffering and devastated large areas as refugees scrambled to safety in mountain vastnesses or were killed… Refugees known as Mfengu crowded in on the peoples of the Transkei… The impact of the Mfecane was felt far beyond South Africa, as peoples fled from Shaka’s armies as far as Tanzania and Malawi… and Barotseland in Zambia.”
Nog ŉ ander bron beskryf Difacane as “scattering, forced dispersal or forced migration, widespread chaos and warfare… Shaka caused a wave of warfare and disruption to sweep to other peoples. The movement of peoples caused many tribes to try to dominate those in new territories, leading to widespread warfare.” En dit het uitgeloop op die ontstaan van die onderverdelinge Matabele, Mfengo, Makololo en Lesotho.
Die eintlike volksmoordenaar was Mzilikazi. “Mfecane is used primarily to refer to Mzilikazi… During his reign… he ordered widespread kilings and devastation to remove all opposition… The whole region became nearly depopulated. Normal estimates for the death toll range from 1 million to 2 million.”
Dis maar ’n klein voorbeeld van die konflik tussen die swart bewoners van Afrika, wat vandag nog voortduur.
Lieg Zuma of is hy onkundig? En is oorlog “pret” vir hom?