Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has cautioned that the instability in South Africa over ex-President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment should show Nigerians what might happen when persons viewed as heroes by their tribe are prosecuted.
As part of his warning, FFK posted a photo of Jacob Zuma alongside photos of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho.
He claims that over 70 people have been killed in South Africa as a result of Zuma’s detention, with the current South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as the “victim.”
There are many lessons to be learnt about what is going on in South Africa today as a consequence of the jailing of Jacob Zuma.
His Zulu people have risen up and over 70 people have been killed so far. There is rage on the streets and the loser here is Cyril Ramaphosa.
When you lock up, persecute or kill those who are regarded as heroes by their ethnic group you are waking up a lion that cannot be controlled or contained.
You are also stirring up and kindling a fire which may consumme the entire nation. Nigeria has much to learn from this.
We must be fair and just. We must learn to fear God and desist from targetting and persecuting the innocent.
We must stop planting the seeds of division and violence. We must stop pulling the tail of the lion and baiting its rage. When you kill a madman you will know he has followers!