Before My Eyes Finally Close In Death
Kuruman, South Africa - August 24, 2010
Ryan (BR): Credo, could you just say something for me, please? Just
anything at all?
Mutwa (CM): My greatest wish, honorable friends, is that the truth
should be told, before my eyes finally close in death. Last night, I
thought at long last, I would find the rest I need. I cannot live in
a world where there is so much evil, a world at the same time which
has so much potential for good.
demand it of the nations of the world: stop looting Africa. Stop
defiling my motherland. Listen to Africa, please. Listen to the race
already under sentence of death by American,
British and whatever scientists.
have been sentenced to death without being given a chance to plead in
our own defense. We have been condemned like unwanted dogs. A disease
was made specifically to destroy us. We have never been given a
the judgment seat of whatever imaginary God there may be, I demand
that Africa should be given a hearing. I demand that Africa should
not be destroyed until she has had her fullest chance to plead in her
defense. Even a criminal standing on the very edge of a scaffold,
still has a chance to speak in his or her defense.
Africa has much to contribute to the world. And I speak as one who,
through no cleverness of my own, but through the blind hand of fate,
I have been to many places in this world.
Don’t ask me about
Japan. I know those fragrant islands. Don’t ask me about
Hawaii, I was there. Don’t ask me about ... about Peru, about
that mighty lake called Titicaca, where my African lungs could barely
want Africa to be given a fair hearing by the nations of the world
before she is destroyed, because we are being destroyed. America,
Britain, and whatever monstrous creatures are skulking behind those
nations, have sentenced my people to death.
But we Africans are the
golden link that connects all humanity together. We should be
listened to. We have got a case to plead at the foot of the judgment
seat of cruel humanity.
have lived. I have traveled. I feel no sense of achievement. I just
feel a great sorrow that a human... a nation, can sentence another
nation to death, like so much vermin.
wife of 40 years is dead. The woman who presented me with eight
children is gone. My eyes are haunted by the memory of death.
Credo Mutwa, have no right to breathe the air of this Earth. I should
die and go, go to hell in a bucket, for all I care. But the truth
must be spoken through these lips before they are silenced forever.
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