South African women talk candidly on why they date foreign men
South Africa has struggled to shake off its tarnished image following the violent xenophobic attacks that flared in the last few years.

Despite boasting a constitution that stresses that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, there still seems to be a general intolerance to foreigners. One of the most common beliefs is that the bulk of foreign nationals illegally enter the country and are the kingpins responsible for human and drug trafficking.

However, it’s worth noting the irony of how the same belief system is not equally associated with foreign nationals of European descent.

Then comes the curious subject of more and more South African women preferring to date and marry foreign men. Last month EFF leader Julius Malema made mention of this during an African Day celebration event at Joubert Park. He cautioned South African men to stop blaming their lack of romantic prowess on Nigerians.

“If you don’t know how to propose, don’t blame Nigerians,” he said.

He further added that South African men should stop accusing foreigners of taking “their” women, “as if women are some objects waiting on a shelf to be picked up by Nigerians”.

In light of this, we decided to get a first-hand account of why more South Africa women are choosing to cast their nets wider. We took to the streets and got a little more than we bargained for.

Mashudu Malema / CNNCT

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  1. Nomathemba
    April 17, 13:25 Reply
    Your comment..south african women they choose foreign men because south african men they don't know how to take care of their women and all they know is to drink beer but to take care of their woman they can't. If you're a south african woman you have to buy food and take care of men whilst us our men take care of us They also abuse their women and kids They don't work they expect a woman to go and work for them in the name of marriage They also don't know how to make love as well.

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