Group advocates more African pride

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THE God is Black Movement exists only for Africans to be able to identify themselves as black people and take pride in their blackness and remove discrimination according to colour, the organisation’s leader Lesepi Driver said.

Driver was speaking at the town hall on Friday during an abaThembu meeting. Factions of the abaThembu nation have been advocating for the release of king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is incarcerated for various offences.

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo

Driver said he woke up one day and thought God existed in the darkness for a number of years and therefore he must have been black.

Driver, who is white, said: “A white God is imaginary and is used to simply mislead people.

“From today define yourselves as black Africans and live like that. You have no reason to define yourselves by other people. Being born again is just about knowing the warmness of God, having an open heart and knowing God.”

He said he considered himself a pure African.

Referring to Dalindyebo’s case, he said it was impossible to have a fair trial in an unjust system.

“Live as an African and enjoy your life, you have every right to rule over your life,” he said.

Driver said he respected that the abaThembu nation was constantly trying to have their king freed from jail.

“You can take what I say or leave it. I don’t care, but you must know your king is in jail because he did not want to be a government whore.”

He said no one could take away the relationship between black people and their ancestors.

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