Tbo Touch concerned about black pilots' qualifications - Mzansi in massive debate
Twitter is divided over media personality Tbo Touch's tweet about black pilots, in which he admitted to trusting black pilots less than white pilots.
The post, which has since been deleted, said: "When I board a flight and I hear the voice of a black pilot, tjerrr. I want to know where he graduated, how many years he has flown, is he sober or not, going through a divorce, does he owe anyone money or has he ever been to rehab. These are all the fruits of colonisation."
Touch took to the platform on Sunday to attribute the habit of black people to undermine one another to colonisation. The tweet was part of a series of posts in which Touch spoke about black people's self-hate.
Self Hate is real in our communities. End of discussion! But good will always thrive over evil. That’s sermon for today— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) April 14, 2019
Missionaries are the biggest criminals of all time. They came to Africa in the name of religion and brainwashed us to a degree of self hate! 1of My best friend Sihle, 26 yrs old Medical DR, told me how we don’t trust young Black Doctors as a result he had to shut his practice!— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) April 14, 2019
We’ve put too much trusts in expensive Pharmacuticals and expensive medical aids and you wonder how our great grand mothers & fathers lived such long fulfilled lives without diseases and sickness. Nature always has a cure!— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) April 14, 2019
Don’t discount the wisdom of our traditional herbalist. There’s a Doctor at Nancefield Hostels called Mam Shengu she makes green tea with aloe and mint. Ask for her if you want to get rid of toxins or sickness in your system.— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) April 14, 2019
Some slammed him for "hating on his own people", while others came to his defence, saying his pilot tweet was not only misunderstood, but it was also taken out of context.
Here's some of the mixed reaction.
Bro, I hope you don’t feel the same way about black folk starting their own radio stations and media empires. Coz I beam with pride. The grit it takes to succeed given what the odds generally are, probably makes one best suited for the job! Ps. Great wine!! 👌🏾✊🏾— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) April 14, 2019
And yet oTouch want us to support their radio stations, buy their colognes and wines without any questioning or doubting their abilities. Tjerrr 😰— Ntsikakazi (@Ntsikakazi) April 14, 2019