The State of the Kaffir

By Mfungelwa “Funkie” Sithole

The above is meant to get you angry while you are still in that state, let’s talk about our suffering. It seems when you are outraged it’s the only time you discuss issues on this occasion of angry, we will channel it for the positive building of our image. This article is not trying to be politically correct it is meant to outrage you in order to create dialogue.

  1. The Black Gate Keeper
  • The so called “freedom” is nothing but, a change of who administrates black genocide. We have merely changed the pigmentation of the administrator, not necessarily the oppression of the black man.
  • In the process we lost our anger as a people which happens to be our voice to speak up about our suffering, since the administrator advancing the anti-black agenda are black themselves.
  • The black man is made to settle for the “blackface”.


  1. Blackface
  • The concept of “blackface” is when a non-black performer makes use of makeup to present themselves as being black. The non-blacks paint their faces black and apply red lipstick.
  • The blackface is above the ordinary black man, because of the proximity to white privilege but, can never be higher than the master. I believe G Woodson explains it well with the elements of control that “the one that feeds you controls you”. The blackface will always act in favour of the master.


  1. You House Kaffir
  • The enemy invites a blackface to the head table and they treat them “well” and has the privilege of breaking bread with the master.
  • They are treated “well” as its relatively better than how the master treats the cotton field Kaffir
  • The master teaches the blackface how to a second class citizen. I know you are wondering what I mean? Let me attempt to explain the white supremacist views himself as the ultimate race hence the blackface is never taught to be independent of the master.
  • The “makeup” is the black person that becomes the face of the white supremacist’s establishment in order to attract more black people.


  1. Powerless Kaffir
  • The black man finds himself having to fight his brother for his freedom but majority sit powerless, as they are unable to up-rise against one of their own.
  • They only consolation being that its better than when it was the master, not knowing that the blackface is an agent of the master and only acts in his interest.
  • They are made to believe they are free as one of them is in “power”.
  • The truth of the matter is that they are more powerless than they have ever been before. As they have lost their voice as the people, returning power back to the oppressor.
  • If this may seem a little far fetched let this dinner scene from the movie Trick Baby sink in, before we can continue to discuss our suffering: 


  1. The lies they tell
  • They tell black man lies, that his biggest problem is that he is jobless hence he is poor. Meaning you being free of dependence on the plantation owner makes you poor. You cannot be a “free man” since it meant you will be a “poor man”.
  • The black man is not poor he has been robbed of his inheritance –wealth. The acts as a hard worker while under paying black man for hard labour.
  • They keep the black man poor in order to control him. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs starts with basic needs (health, food, shelter…), meaning people will first fulfill their basics needs before attempting to attain many higher level of needs i.e. freedom.
  • So who controls the food controls the people. A sample example is at party the person in charge of the food and beverage is the king of the mountain as everyone wants to be friends with them because of the “food and drinks”.


  1. Kaffir’s Land
  • The Blackman owns no land in his own “home”, this concentration camp that the bantu has settled for as being home.
  • The Kaffir is landless, the system has allocated the black man enough land to eat and breathe but, not sufficient for productiveness. The only forms of business they can start is renting of backyard rooms, taverns, salons, and “tuck shops”. All of these are retailing businesses that resell products made in other communities.
  • The homeless black is the backyard dweller that is not poor enough to get an “RDP” or well off enough to buy property. This is the so called “black middle class”.
  • Land ownership is central in the regaining power and becoming great Africans.


  1. No Economy
  • The Kaffir has no economy the so called “black economy” i.e. township economy. Is nothing but, a re-seller of white monopoly capital products.
  • This economy benefits non-black let me start with the transportation of the black man it is a journey commonly made by taxi (mini bus taxi). These taxis are owned by white monopoly capital – banks regardless of them being dominantly used to transport the black men.
  • The malls that dump “cheap” products in the ghetto are not owned by the people of the area, black people. The products that are sold at these malls are not produced in that ghetto.
  • The ghetto is food insecure as it has to rely on other areas to supply it with food. The large population is unable to secure its own food source as they do not have factors of production mainly land.


  1. The ghetto is not the problem
  • I refuse to leave the ghetto; the ghetto has to be shut down completely before I leave. Meaning black people will no longer live there as we would have returned home, as the ghetto is not our home.
  • Our issue is not the ghetto but, how we got there and why are we still there? The system that stole the black’s land from him and forced him to the ghetto still keeps them there.
  • Our oppression has just merely changed its complexion but, the suffering has not changed.
  • The Head Kaffir In Charge (HNIC – Dr. Umar Johnson) maintains the system that keeps the black man continuously oppressed.
  • Free housing “RDP” for black people, black people do not want free housing what they want is their land back then they will build their own housing.


  1. The Black Rand
  • The black man needs to recognise that his Rands are revolutionary Rands as they must be used to liberate us from white monopoly capital. That can only be achieved by buying black and investing in black business.
  • The only chance the black man has of economic reform is when he recognises the value of his rand.
  • Let’s do a bit of maths f what our mighty people can do. We start a stokvel “Black Bank” and assuming we only need a one million as starting capital. The stokvel has one thousand people and each person contributions one thousand rands. (1000 members X 1000 contribution = 1 000 000 working capital). If this stokvel has for an entire year there will be 12 000 000 Rands of capital.
  • Imagine if all black people banked there.


  1. Kaffair Affairs
  • As black people to need to have a sit down to evaluate and come up with a common decision. Which is more or less Black Nationalism in order for us to progress our economy and politics.
  • Being pro-black is not being anti-anything we should not explain ourselves to other people. We are making a conscious decision to work only as black people for the benefit of black people.
  • A very important organisation to form is an independent black council that certifies black owner and control in companies not empowerment.
  • We have never been in a best position than own to reclaim our stature as great Africans


Your Fellow Kaffir


About the Contributor

Mfungelwa “Funkie” Sithole is a Co-founder of Awakened Minds, an entrepreneur & a poet. He is a Pan Africanist who writes in his own capacity.


We are Pan African writers. We write about the livelihood of “Black bodies” in an anti-black society. We use Pan Africanism & Black Consciousness as tools of analysis to diagnose many of the conditions that plague us as a people and come up with solutions that can progress the African Nation towards Total & Universal Black Liberation, Now!

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One comment on “The State of the Kaffir
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