For as long as black people continue to hate each other, whether through tribalism, xenophobia or cultural grounds we shall continue being victims of racism and oppression.

It seems as if we shy away from the fact that there was never an attempt at a joint military response by the different black kingdoms in Southern Africa to repel colonial invasion.

The Khoikhoi and San, who don’t even see themselves as black, each fought their own battles and lost.

The Xhosas, Zulus, Tswanas, Sothos and the rest also fought according to their tribal classifications and all lost.

Clearly, the problem of black people was and is still the inability to unite. Whites are not our enemies. Our worst enemy is who we are to each other.

) Khotso Moleko, Mangaung