Tim, thanks for hon­est crit­i­cism

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Max, by email

I want to con­grat­u­late you on your brevity. This is with re­gards to your col­umn “We are the rea­son Africa hates us with such pas­sion” (City Press, Fe­bru­ary 7 2016).

This is very true, Ti­mothy Molobi, and it takes courage to say it, as I know most South Africans don’t want crit­i­cism – they praise medi­ocrity.

You gave good ex­am­ples, and, if you re­mem­ber, there was an­other in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Danny Jor­daan – I think he was con­test­ing some CAF post and was hu­mil­i­ated in Egypt.

There is this ar­ro­gance some­times with we South Africans – we tend to think we are on our own, not be­long­ing to the en­tire African con­ti­nent, and this does not res­onate well with the other African coun­tries.

I en­joyed your piece, as it is the truth. I thought I should tell you this.

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