Bob Mabena: SA has lost its identity

2015-08-20 07:00
Bob Mabena (Supplied/Facebook)

Johannesburg- Bob Mabena has seen a lot in his 25 years in the entertainment industry, but it's only brought one realisation: "we are in trouble!"

The radio legend spoke to Destiny recently, where he shared his belief that South Africa has lost its identity in a haze of confusion and fancy words, which mean nothing.

"There’s racism all over the place, and I personally believe that it all stems from the words that we started with and I’ll give you an example of one such word: Reconciliation. Reconciliation means bringing together that which was pulled apart, but we were never together in the first place," he says.

"It’s those key words that have built this country on more of a wish than a reality," he adds.

He says that at that time "Nelson Mandela happened to be that person and it spared a lot of blood shed, but that does not make it right."

Pointing out that our national identity cannot be found in a united support of national teams like the Springboks and Bafana Bafana, Bob says "We've never had a Rainbow Nation" and that "there’s some heavy sh*t that has to happen before we have a national identity."

"It’s important to also understand that national identity itself is not a destination, it’s like love, it’s a constant journey" he added.

So, yeah, if anyone finds our identity could you please return it?

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