Friday, 2 July 2010

“Viva African solidarity, viva!”


Nomvula Mokonyane speaking at Yeoville Ghana Festival. Photograph: Jon Devo

This was the message Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane gave as she encouraged all members of Yeoville’s culturally diverse community to stand as Africans side by side and support the Black Stars at a Ghana festival held in Yeoville Square earlier today.

With all eyes on the Ghanaian national team today, the Gauteng Premier took the opportunity to remind the crowd of Ghana’s political role in supporting South Africa’s struggle to freedom.

“We are free today because Ghana was amongst those, who when days were dark, they gave us a home away from home,” she continued, “we are saying to the people of Ghana, you are a brother, you are a sister, and we are all Africans.”

In response to the recent threats of xenophobic violence after the World Cup, Mokonyane called for Africans to show the world that despite being divided by other nations in the past it is time for Africa to unite and love one another. Justify Full



Tonight, Mokonyane says, "Africa will be sharing a common prayer," and from the atmosphere here in South Africa, it is clear the host nation is hoping for a historical victory for Africa at Soccer City.


- Mr Devo


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