Felicia Mabuza-Suttle: "I’m Reliving Apartheid" In America

America under Donald Trump is scarily familiar for veteran TV show host

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Felicia Mabuza-Suttle  | Drama

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle and her family have been living in America for many years now, but she has seen a change in the country since Donald Trump became president.

The 69-year-old took to Instagram this week to share her views on what life in the US is like since Trump moved into the White House.

She shared a video clip of the MSNBC’s Joy Reid comparing the Republican party to South Africa’s apartheid government. 

“This brought back memories of growing up as a little girl in South Africa, traumatized by police arresting black men, including my father and uncle,” wrote Felicia.

The former talk show host says she still hears “echoes of that Afrikaneer man's mean voice” shouting "Pass jong!".

“Remember telling my brother and sister, I was happy I was not a man, and thus would not be arrested for a #Passbook,” she said.

Felicia described her own experience of being a black woman living in Atlanta.

“I live in an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta, but I never do my afternoon exercise walks, without my driver's license on me, for fear of being stopped by the police. Ironically, I feel safer taking my walks in Miami. My black neighbor in Atlanta, recently told me that she was stopped by a policeman, who doubted she lived in this ‘upscale neighborhood’.”

Felicia noted that some South Africans who had moved to America support Trump’s controversial policies. 

“I am witnessing/reliving #apartheid under #Trump. Ironically, I found out that some of the former white South Africans who live in Atlanta, who migrated to the US, are staunch supporters of #Trumpism and proudly support #DonaldTrump.”
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It's not the first time Felicia has called out Trump for his views. She criticised the US president for telling four nonwhite congresswomen to "go back" where they came from.

"This was the most astounding and blatantly sad thing I've ever heard an American president say... America is a country made up of white, black, brown, yellow immigrants. Only American Indians are the original inhabitants of America," Felicia wrote.
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