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"I Wish I Was South African" 23-year-old Somalian Man.

DeeworldNewsOnline 06/25/2020

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South Africa Is A very Good Country With Wrong People.

The South African economy has managed to obtain a very good image in the African continent and the world as whole over the past years,which have led to a mass migration of Africans from different regions flooding into South Africa.With the good governance people have managed to leave with foreigners without any problems over the past years, but as soon as corruption knocked at the door of our black rulers it was a 'you kiss you marry' situation and till now the economy is still standing but not as good as it was before.To my surprise some African citizens still find it a good place to be and they even wish to be citizens.

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"I grew up in Somalia and i did not even manage to be at school because i was separated with my family after a terrorist attack because they were looking for boys to recruit.I managed to escape and went to Kenya,where i worked with mechanics fixing cars and i then learned how to fix cars myself. I lived in Kenya for about 5 years until my friend discovered that South Africa was better and it was even possible for us to come here as long as we had passports to cross the border.So i could not get a passport because my birth certificate was burned during wars long back, but luckily enough i managed to get an Asylum at the border since they knew about our country`s instabilities".

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"When i got here i spent about two weeks praying because i worked on a car the very first day we arrived and i was paid R 500 without any difficulties.So i just said to myself this is what life is supposed to be and people can drink anytime in the streets, those who pray are allowed and the good part of it no soldiers around the streets you can even talk with the officers.This was just a dream for me, as of crime South Africa is just 0,005% of Somalia so it did not surprise me. When i heard that students are not beaten in schools and they don`t even pay for their studies i was actually shocked and cried at the same time because i wanted to be an engineer but the wars in my country and school fees are very high".

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"South Africa is a very good country but only a few can see that,we can`t get carried away with corruption because it`s everywhere and it will only end if we stand as one to clean up Africa. Another thing which still amazes me is that South African girls get paid for being pregnant, the more kids you have the more you earn. And they do not like going to school even if it`s free like that, i feel sorry for them because they are millions of Africans like me who wished to just have a certificate of something and if possible even the last degree(PhD) in Mechanical engineering, but life has never been fair so i have to accept it the way it is. Whenever i think of the benefits of being a South African with a ID, i literally cry because my career was washed away not by choice but because of circumstances and you see South African small boys dodging school smoking and drinking in streets, it`s just painful because they even come and sit a few metres from where we fix cars. they was a day i tried to speak with them but i was told 'my friend get a box and fit in myself so that i mind my business'. I Wish i was South African".

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Top Comments
Vandalpoi · 06/25/2020
Somalia it's what it is because of its people and South Africa as well, the is no such a thing as a good country with wrong people, most of foreigners don't know the history of South Africa, in 1970's we used to have soldiers in our schools, the youth in that era died for their rights, they died for that free education u talking about, they didn't just run away, those free houses, children grants, disability grants etc, they didn't not come for free, South African people had to fight and be killed for that, they didn't just run away. South Africa has one things that most of African countries don't have, which is leadership and unity.
LizaMputa · 06/25/2020
so so wise my brother.Wish our kids can read this.
Khanyile · 06/25/2020
Everything is free for South Africans because they pay their taxes
Boer · 06/25/2020
Wise words from a somalian man who have seen the Worst things in his life. Take his advice young man and learn hard before south Africa is like Zimbabwe and other African countries.😎

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