Andile Lungisa, a prominent member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee, showed deep compassion on Monday, September 11, 2023, as he reached out to advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Twitter. This gesture of kindness follows Mkhwebane’s recent impeachment as the Public Protector.
In a heartfelt tweet, Lungisa expressed his empathy, saying, “My heart goes out to you and your family Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane. There’s a Xhosa idiom that says ‘akunani,’ which means mercy and compassion.” Along with his message, Lungisa shared a touching picture of Mkhwebane.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, a former Public Protector, faced a challenging journey marked by controversies and legal battles during her time in office. Her recent impeachment, following a suspension, is a significant development in South African politics, sparking discussions about the role of the Public Protector and the accountability of public officials.
Andile Lungisa’s compassionate message reflects the complexity of Mkhwebane’s situation and underscores the importance of offering support and understanding to people going through tough times, even in the political arena.
My tears goes to you and your family Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Eli lilizwi lenceba novelwano a Xhosa idiom ithi akunani. pic.twitter.com/wOi3HBFEwF
— Andile Lungisa (@mrlungisa) September 11, 2023
The Xhosa idiom shared by Lungisa conveys a message of mercy and compassion, emphasizing the need for empathy and kindness during difficult moments. This gesture reinforces the idea that, despite political differences or controversies, extending a hand of empathy is a fundamental human response.
As South Africa grapples with issues of governance, accountability, and transparency, the support and comfort offered by individuals like Andile Lungisa remind us of our shared humanity, which goes beyond politics. His words resonate not only with Busisiwe Mkhwebane and her family but also with a broader audience, highlighting the significance of compassion and unity when facing adversity.