Mzansi land of exquisite meandering landscapes ... Your exquisite dispositions intrigued minds of struggle luminaries. For national love and ... We shall live!
MZANSI, TELL ME WHY I MUST STILL LOVE YOU? Mzansi land of exquisite meandering landscapes Jaw dropping rolling hills Articulating mountain ranges Bungee jumping cliffs and gorges Mzansi our Timeless Heritage That Exuberant Physique dazed aliens to our shores Even Jan van Reebeck’s dyslexic romance Made him dock at our shores Cape of Good Hope sedated his arrogance stance Mzansi land of our forefathers Chequered historiography that evokes forlorn and ecstasy Forlorn at Colonial Imperialism douched our Africanness And exacting Divide and Rule Ideology Decades of Human Rights violations engrained in Mzansi’s soul Ecstasy at achieving our Constitutional Bona Fides!
Yesterday Mzansi Your exquisite dispositions intrigued minds of struggle luminaries For national love and endearment They sacrificed personal glories to battle for your freedom Incarcerations even death never diminished the resolve The erudite foresight of Chief Luthuli, JL Dube, OR Tambo, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, uncle Kathy, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, ndi bala ntoni! Fueled Mzansi’s Chimurenga
When Solomon Mahlangu retorted even in the face of vile death: “My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight.” That’s extraordinary resolve Even in death emboldened his national commitment That made me lOVE you even more Mzansi That valiant intonation Emboldened national resolve and political torque Peoples’ socio-political Chimurenga got paced With citizenry’s resilience nourished Aluta Continua narratives had anchoring Torque!
Mzansi Land of battled-scarred warriors Valiant warriors of Hintsa, Sekhukhune, Cetshwayo kaMpande, Moshoeshoe, Courageous leaders Who never shunned away from colonial invasions Their resilience kept Africa’s pride Their valiance fueled our spirits for sovereignty Chimurenga battles chiseled our vision Finally, freedom docked at our shores Constitutional democracy erupted with torque Mzansi land of our fore bearers joined college of global democrats When Nelson Mandela implored us “Seize the time to define ourselves, what we want of our shared destiny” That gave us hope When Thabo Mbeki sang African Renaissance lyrics Renewal and development narratives filled our souls
We soldiered on for economic liberation!
Mzansi my Heritage You give us hope to envision When Thabo Mbeki declared “I am an African” It emboldened continental unity And gave us purpose to pursue change Could the African dream flourish? Could Mzansi’s Constitutional democracy flourish? Current events though sow seeds of dismay! Slowly, slowly ideals of erstwhile political luminaries were unhinged Could sovereignty be in flux?
Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When your gorgeous looks have waned When entrusted leadership morph into delinquency And so abrogate national mandates Self-preservation has been eulogized Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When entrusted leadership breach oath of office And laugh with wry smile Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When Kleptocracy morphs into national lifestyle Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When corruption gets romanticized with exuberance Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When profiteers get elevated to echelons of power
Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When patronage politics instill daffy conformity And dishonesty assumes ordinance Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When erstwhile political luminaries morph into flippant YES-MEN & WOMEN! Ekse! Mzansi, tell me why I must still love you? When OR Tambo’s ideals are douched And Mandela’s futuristic nation dismantled under our guard!
Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When collective leadership narrative turns euphemism for dyslexic accountability Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? Even when Sipho Pityana counsels “Sigutyungelwe ngamasela na barhwaphilizi” Ekse! Mzansi tell me why I must still love you? Even when Justice Malala decries “We Have Now Begun Our Descent” Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? Even when Mzansi’s economic status morphs into JUNK! And poverty and youth unemployment prowl streets Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When economic growth shrinks with exuberant taxes And the Indigent Struggle to Survive It’s a dog- eat- dog affair! Only politically connected get richer And euphorically create Fiefdoms of Kleptocracy!
Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When uBuntu and Servitude are Foreign Virtues When crime immobilizes citizenry And poor service delivery tears citizenry asunder Tell me Mzansi why I must still love you? When political Rhetoric Infests Nation’s Soul Like summer’s mirage Each time we get shucksed! Must we still conform?
Mzansi my Heritage Your current socio-economic and leadership deformities shall never deflate my allegiance Mzansi Ekse! Mzansi I shall always love you no matter who disembowels your Democratic Constitutionalism The exquisite dispositions that captured hearts and souls of erstwhile political luminaries still glitter below current madness A little Rekindling will Give some Torque The ideals of OR Tambo, Mandela, Sobukwe, Biko, Mahlangu Give us reason to dedicate to your course With torque we shall prevail Mzansi’s socio-economic renaissance beckons with vim Together, we shall reconstruct Mzansi anew Virtuous values emboldened in Mzansi’s Constitutional Preamble We shall live! Mzansi our Timeless Heritage! Copyrights reserved with Lebusa2017