UZALO actor Sibonelo, real name Wiseman Mncube has also decided to take a stand against xenophobic attacks, calling on all Africans to unite and fight against the brutal killings of “our brothers and sisters” that have been prevalent in South Africa for the past weeks.
The playwriter and director says a lot has been happening from beating up and chasing away foreign nationals.
“The situation is really. We are at war against each other as Africans. It’s getting worse because people are also reacting to the violence by resorting to the same means to defend themselves by fighting back.
“Some of us know people who are doing these things. Let’s not keep quiet about it. Let’s all take a uniformed stand and report these incidents to the police. If you know the person and you don’t want to be victimised you can always report any criminal activities anonymously. People are being killed and this needs to stop.
“We have children and we want to leave a beautiful legacy for them, I doubt if we continue like this our children won’t even reach our age. We are also dying young and now the question becomes who are they going to learn from,” he says after posting a video on his Instagram page on Monday.
Primarily a theatre actor, he says we are all blacks from one Continent we should stop killing each other, including the end to gender-based violence that has seen many women dying at the hands of strangers and loved ones.
Wiseman also took a jab at those parents that give birth to kids and dump them in gibberish saying that they should stop doing this.
“I’m also pleading with foreign nationals to also play their role in holding hands together with South Africans to stop the xenophobic attacks,” he says.
Wiseman plays a confused Doctor Sibonelo on SABC1’s Uzalo who recently went back to his medical boots after he joined his father Nkuzi in car theft. Catch Uzalo on SABC1 weekdays at 08:30 pm.