The leader of the TakeItback movement and Presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore, who is in South Africa to continue his engagement about his Presidential ambition with Nigerians in the southern Africa country has had his scheduled interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Cancelled.
The reason according to Sowore media team is as a result of the Presidential aspirant earlier interview on eTV, where he called Nigeria a big brother to South Africa.
” Our interview with SABC this afternoon has been cancelled as a result of my pronouncement on eTV earlier today stating that Nigeria is South Africa’s older brother and our citizens should be treated with respect.
I am not surprised that the management of these media houses took umbrage – it’s not like the South African govt make it their duty to remind their people that the Nigerian govt bankrolled Mandela’s ANC back in the 70s and 80s.
Our universities were full of South African students being sponsored by the Nigerian govt. We played a very significant role in bringing about the end of apartheid.
The South Africans have repaid our generosity with bloodshed and xenophobia; their government almost turning a blind eye to the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
Once again, let me reiterate: the #TakeItBack Movement and the subsequent government will NOT tolerate the flagrant waste of Nigerian life – whether at home or abroad.
So the South African media houses may pull shows and may try to change the narrative, but please note that the message remains the same – the hurricane is coming and it will demand justice.”