South African businessman, Vusi Thembekwayo, has landed himself in hot water, after topping the trends list once again, this time for a negative reason. In a resurfaced video which has since gone viral, Vusi claimed that Black people were not ready for freedom, subsequently causing outrage across the country.
Here is Vusi Thembekwayo saying you lot were not ready for freedom. "Black people were not ready for freedom, we weren't" pic.twitter.com/TUnz4laWFc
— Malema cleo (@latimalema) July 10, 2020
Vusi went on to draw a comparison between black people and a virus, whose goal is to kill the host, thus insinuating that black people have the tendency to destroy anything good that is given to them.
You must be mentally enslaved to believe that. The leadership sold out; sell outs will make it seem like we are incompetent, that is their purpose. Believing what Vusi is saying is believing that the white man was not oppressing black people, but rather civilising them.
— Lev Mlindrish Lindokov (@Shelomohkeita) July 10, 2020
Sisi the "we were not ready" is not in the context of oppressor with holding freedom it's in the context of SELF ASSESSMENT as you also a lauded to in the mindset….but NO as black twitter is we running with what and how our brains are wired it's a shame
— BLACK SKIN HUMAN (@Free4Mahala) July 10, 2020
Following the backlash, Vusi decided to defend himself on Twitter, causing further anguish with his followers.
He stated, “Africans are ENTITLED to freedom. It’s our human birth right. And we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I am just asking, now that we have our freedom, WHAT ARE WE DOING IT WITH?”
Africans are ENTITLED to freedom. It’s our human birthright. And we don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
I am just asking, now that we have our freedom, WHAT ARE WE DOING IT WITH?
Are we united?
Are we building each other?
Do we understand our power?
— Vusi Thembekwayo (@VusiThembekwayo) July 10, 2020