Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat reacted to xenophobic attacks by quoting an inspirational bible verse – Billiat shared the scripture and called on Africans to unite via social media – The post went viral, but some reacted in anger.
Kaizer Chiefs attacker Khama Billiat did his bit to counter xenophobia in the country by sharing an uplifting biblical scripture.
Billiat’s powerful message was shared via Twitter and included the hash tags, #SayNoToXenophobia and #africaweareone.
While Billiat’s message went viral, not everyone was singing his praises. A large number of tweeps supported the calls for unity, but others validated the recent attacks.
— Official Khama Billiat (@khama_Billiat11) September 3, 2019
Yeah you're right about the drug incident my brother however it has spilled over to a xenophobic affair where by our African brothers and sisters from other parts of Africa are being brutally murdered please let us unite as a nation
— tshepokganyago (@K10Tshepo) September 3, 2019
EdmondRamolotja (@banksDJ_SA) said, “I personally don't have an issue with anyone from anywhere around the world or in the continent for that matter, guests can't dictate rules in my house respect my house and youll enjoy equal protection and safety.”
Mfundbomvu (@mfundbomvu) commented, “Focus on ur talented job that brought u here and stop telling us what we need to do in our country n we don't owe any explanation.”
Given Motha (@given310) added, “We refused to be called xenophobic for want my government to have a responsible emigration as we the south African want it.”
Floyd_B (@Floyd03124695) reacted, “Amen! We are all Africans; we need to treat each other with respect.”
Robbie Gracious Chavula (@RobbieMlowoka1) added, “Powerful quote! In other ways, those who perpetuate violence curse themselves and their nation! It's a shame to the nation.”