SA Today: Racism is not free speech. It is an offence.

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In October, swimming coach Tim Osrin stopped his car in Kenilworth, leaped out and approached a black woman who was walking down the street. He had never before met Cynthia Joni, a 44 year-old domestic worker from Khayelitsha who was on her way to work. Without provocation, and without saying a word to her, he began to assault her violently, in broad daylight. His explanation? He mistook her for a prostitute. Osrin, it turns out, is also accused of a similar assault on a prostitute in Kenilworth in January this year.

Last week, a black petrol pump attendant in Witbank asked two white bikers who were smoking next to a petrol pump, to put out their cigarettes. They responded by phoning their friends, eight of whom quickly arrived on the scene. They then followed the attendant into the forecourt shop where he was violently assaulted while being called a host of offensive racial slurs. All of this was caught on camera.

In September, a group of white spectators at the Newlands rugby test match between the Springboks and Australia began loudly shouting the “k” word every time a black player touched the ball. When some of the white people around them objected, they were also verbally abused for the remainder of the game.

In March, two black women left a bar in Richards Bay to fetch a friend. When they returned, they were blocked from entering by a group of white men who told them it was “not a bar for blacks”. When they protested, a scuffle ensued and all three of them were assaulted by the men.

In November, Malawian national, Muhammed Makungwa, was late for his work as a gardener and was running down a road in Rondebosch when he was almost run over by a BMW. The white driver jumped out with a sjambok in his hand and proceeded to assault him repeatedly. The assailant, military dentist Jan van Tonder, later claimed he thought Makungwa had broken into his car.

On Thursday, a homeless black man was speaking to the drivers at the Gautrain bus station in Rosebank, Johannesburg, when a white passenger told him to go back to Zimbabwe, along with a string of other insults. When the homeless man responded, the white man attacked him, assaulting and choking him, all the while screaming at him about “white power”. The attacker then reportedly calmly boarded the bus and joked with the passengers about the incident.

In October, 52 year-old cleaner, Delia Adonis, saw five white young men assault a man as he left a Cape Town nightclub. She helped the man by alerting the police. A short while later she was brutally attacked by the same five thugs in the parking area. Her 17 year-old son could not stop this assault as she was knocked to the ground and then repeatedly kicked all over her body. Her attackers called her a number of vile racist names throughout the assault.

I could go on listing incidents like these for ages. Like the drunk white UCT student who urinated on a black man’s head from a nightclub balcony. Like the drunk white reveller who called a black man at a Green Point ATM the “k” word (and got beaten up as a result). Like the black motorist in Randburg who was attacked with an axe by a white motorist, only to be reportedly ignored by the paramedics on the scene. Like the all too regular reports of racism on our campuses, in our high schools, in our sports clubs, on our roads.

This is a deeply disturbing trend, and one which we cannot ignore.

At this point people will point out that white people are the victims of assault too. That black people can also cross the race line. That racism is not the sole domain of one group of people. And that far more black people are killed and assaulted by other black people than by whites. They would be right. I have also made these points before. And I will always say: We must, and we do – condemn all crimes and violence.

But right now I want to speak about white-on-black racism on its own, without the obligatory comparison or “contextualisation”. Without the “whataboutery” that invariably accompanies this kind of discussion, although it is valid to ask tough questions to challenge double standards and hypocrisy.

But today I am focusing only on white racists because they are all too often associated with the DA. I want to make one thing quite clear: Our party has no place for people like these. We are disgusted by them. While our constitution guarantees them the right to free speech, even when they are vile and offensive, they do not have a right to associate, or be associated with, the DA. We do not want them. Full stop. They are free to associate with each other (within the law) — but not with us.

Everyone knows that the people who perpetrate or condone racist attacks are a tiny minority. Some of them will probably never come to terms with the march of progress, and the increasing preference of South Africans to associate along the lines of values and not race.

Fortunately, incorrigible racists are a small and dwindling group. As we move into our third decade of a free and democratic South Africa, their voices will likely become fewer and fainter. So why are we then seeing the opposite? Why has this little pocket of racial haters become so brazen of late?

The answer is simply: because they can. Through sheer complacency, we’ve given them more and more leeway to push the boundaries of what they can get away with.

Every one of us has a duty to speak up in our daily interactions when we encounter racist attitudes. Unless we do, we allow the level of acceptable behaviour to sink lower, little by little. We accept that people have a constitutional right to be offensive. But we have a duty, in defence of our constitutional values, to confront them non-violently.

The most nauseating experience of all is those racist whites who assume that everyone else of a similar colour is okay with an offensive joke or a distasteful comment. If we turn our backs without confronting them, we are complicit in giving them a platform to carry on doing so.

We must show the courage to challenge any social reinforcement for racist behaviour, because small acts of intolerance have the potential to manifest in more despicable acts of aggression and degradation as we see all too often.

But there’s also another reason for this sudden surge in racist incidents: the emergence of a new, self-appointed duo of right wing “leaders”, filling the void left by the implosion of the far-right and the fizzling-out of the near-right.

Gone are the khaki-clad, gun-toting, horse-riding para-militaries of old. They have now been replaced by one pop star and one self-proclaimed intellectual, in Steve Hofmeyr and Dan Roodt. I often wonder what happened in Steve Hofmeyr’s life to turn him into the man he has become. It was not always so. And few people know that Dan Roodt went into self imposed exile rather than serve in the SA Defence Force during apartheid. What happened?

Both these men are outspokenly offensive on issues of race, Hofmeyr through his concerts and Roodt through his website and twitter. Their strategy is to be as racially provocative as possible, under the guise of language and cultural freedom. Nothing particularly unique about that approach. But they then cry foul when people respond. Social media is a tough space and they should stay off the playground if they can’t take the punches they dish out.

Cloaked in flowery prose and intellectual bluster, their racism has emboldened some of their followers. I doubt it is a coincidence that the increase in racist incidents across the country has run parallel to the increase in their public profiles.

We’ve allowed this to happen, and this has created a dilemma for our democracy. We defend our human rights culture. This includes the right of free speech. It does NOT include the right NOT to be offended. We wouldn’t need to defend free speech, if everyone always said nice things about each other.

By now most people would have heard of Hofmeyr’s infamous tweet: “Sorry to offend, but in my books blacks were the architects of apartheid. Go figure.” This made the headlines when satire puppet, Chester Missing, waged a social media campaign against Hofmeyr, targeting the sponsors of a concert where he was performing.

So, what did Steve expect? The caricature of a white racist is always the most precious gift for satirists.

Having used his right to free speech to be as offensive as possible, Hofmeyr, with the legal assistance of his friend, Roodt, tried to use the courts to defend himself from a ventriloquist’s puppet. (You can’t invent this stuff). Most South Africans had never heard of Chester Missing before this incident. After he won a court case, and became the poster-pop for anti-racists, he became a national hero.

But maybe the laugh’s on us. Chester knows there is nothing like a running battle with racists to send your career into orbit. Maybe he did a deal with Steve and Dan to share the royalties in perpetuity. Steve and Dan would know that’s what you do when your career needs a booster rocket.

The magistrate concluded that people who choose to be racist, cannot be protected from being ostracised. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.

And there should be consequences. When the likes of Hofmeyr and Roodt claim to speak on behalf of Afrikaners in their daily diatribes, regular Afrikaners must stand up and say “No, you don’t speak for me”.

In the 2014 National and Provincial Elections, Roodt dipped his toe in the waters of South African politics by registering a political party, the far-right Front Nasionaal. He went into the elections bouyed by the loud noises coming from his online supporters. This turned out to be a classic case of “leë blikke maak die meeste geraas” (empty cans produce the most noise), as his party won a paltry 5,000 votes nationally.

I’m always relieved that this tiny group has an alternative. We do not want them in the DA.

We want to bring South Africans together on the basis of a shared value set, rather than race. That is what our constitution envisages.

And for those who cannot find it within themselves to do this, there is always Roodt’s little party.

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  • Andries J Els

    What about the FUCKING Attacks on WHITE PEOPLE Who is Racist now ?? Farm Killing etc so DONT just talk about White on Black but Black on Whites also !! Da kissing Ass with Black People u fuckers just lost my Vote!!!

    • Kenneth Borland

      I, personally, am absolutely over the moon with joy that the DA has lost your vote, which is exactly the point Helen Zille was making in this article. But a crude, crass, bigoted moron like yourself probably wouldn’t be able to pick that up.

      • Andries J Els

        Wow! another Pro Black Moron NOT supporting the killings of his own Race. If u Bitch about Racism Dont just include Whites Include all Races Idiot! Dont see U!! standing up for your own People. I Voted DA because it was for ALL South Africans ant not for there own interests or to try Disrespect whites to get Black Votes!

        • Kenneth Borland

          Why on earth did you vote for a party that wants to represent all South Africans when you so clearly hold Blacks in utter contempt?!

          • Andries J Els

            Dude U!! the SHIT stirrer here sitting hiding in a corner causing arguments when all I did was point out the DA Implicating whites only in Racist activity where they should be Pointing to all Racists Black , White , Indian etc. So LITTLE MANBOY go do what u do BEST and go play with yourself!!

          • Gary Maggz

            Asshole!!

          • Andries J Els

            U like those DONT U!

          • tee

            Dear Andries,

            I will tell you something, there are many many black people who would have voted for DA, but people like you are holding it back. Your contempt for other races is what will make the ANC stay in power for a very long time to come. People want change, but I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the same political party as you.

          • Kenneth Borland

            The first sanctuary of the wrong is the ad hominem attack. I actually like playing with all people, so to speak, while you clearly long for the days when South Africa was a little white enclave. By the way, not sure what corner I could be hiding in? Oh, and perhaps you’d like a lesson on where to use exclamation marks and capitals?

          • @Andries…what do you call an Afrikaans wanker, a Voortrekker!

          • Andries J Els

            So now u Attacking the Afrkaans People ?

          • No, only wankers like you! Oh, and you are also a racist poephol

          • Andries J Els

            Wow! now u attacking my grammar lmao GO away U BORE ME!!

          • Kenneth Borland

            And you appall me.

          • Technically he was attacking your punctuation. You really are a special case! Well done.

          • Andries J Els

            Why thank U!!

          • dansilvan

            You are incorrect. The first attack of the liberal is the ad hominem attack.

        • Why do you see another human being that shares the planet with you as being different simply by the colour of their skin? How is it even possible?

          Why all the hate? Is there not enough suffering in the world without bullshit like this? Seriously?
          I really am lost for words.

          Why?

          • Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
            that saved a wretch like me!
            I once was lost but now am found,
            was blind but now I see.

            Mr Wilberforce actually met the man that wrote this.
            I am not religious, and it is not meant to be associated in that context either.

            From a historical point of view, research and find out who wrote this song. Look back at human history, and understand what it is that we as the human race have been / are doing.

            Educate your self, look at our leaders, past and present, listen to their message, Mr Mandela, and Mr Kind Jr, in our time, just to name a few.

            How do you want to be remembered. How do you want our generation to be viewed in our species history?
            For the sake of humanity, educate yourself and as many people as you can reach.
            Please, for everyone’s sake, not just yours. Teach our children, lest they forget.

          • dansilvan

            For the fuckwits out there that STILL don’t get it: IT’S NOT THE COLOUR OF SKIN! That would be stupid. It is the character of the group. Keep singing the praise of that grace as your wife and children are being anally raped by machetes and the people with the different colour skin are laughing at your anguish. Welcome to being a White South African farmer. http://www.awsg.us/south-african-farm-murder-photos.

        • Wait, should we be supporting the killings of our own race?

        • theoverlordnu

          If you had actually read the article, you would have seen that Zille very clearly writes that racism is excercised by everyone, but that she will focus on whites in this newsletter for a very simple reason: that they are often associated with the DA. That’s what it’s all about.

      • Name calling is as much an indicator of low intelligence, as racism. I am not a racist, but the things I have to endure and live with, makes me realise why people are turning that way. Murders, robberies, name calling, the shit I get called on the street, the farm murder issues, ESKOM and BEE, and what it is bringing us, Nkandla, corruption, theft, taxis, taxis with racist slogans on them, Malema and his oxygen deprived thugs, and a host of other things. These things are turning people, slowly, and “dwindling” is the wrong word. If you want to support a cause, find the cause, instead of pretending to understand why people do what they do. When you have studied the “outcome” of BEE, and the mentality that the royal game is now pushing on everyone, you will have a clearer picture of why our friends, neighbours and families are turning this way. Frustration, anger and being pushed into a corner, with nothing left to save us than ourselves, because hey, we have called the police before, and they never arrived., Mr fucking Borland.

        • Kenneth Borland

          As Zenande pointed out below, don’t confuse crime with racism. Why do you see Eskom, national disgrace that they are, Nkandla, corruption, theft, as racial issues? Given your opening statement about name-calling, the end of your comment is highly ironic.

          • Because at the base of the issues that aggravate the man on the street, lies what the man on the street sees as color. A taxi swerves in front of him, he sees a black man with a racist slogan on the taxi. It’s maybe perception, more than truth, but my point is, that is how it is seen, felt, and how it goes down. There is nothing yellow, pink or blue about Nkandla, and please go what Eskom was like under previous CEO’s. Just facts, and perception, again. Man on the street does not care much for semantics, not after enduring loss, suffering, etc. Just, open your eyes to that, be sensitive to how people experience life down here in the “real world” (not up there in the political homes). I haven’t had white folks break in to my home yet. I don’t see it as a race thing, but again, i reiterate, perception. It happens, people go “black!”. This is my point, and this is what we have to work with.

            Trust me, I know everyone is suffering the same fates. My poor garden helper, a strong, hardworking man from Malawi, is constantly attacked for stealing work (apparently, and haha). His brother was stabbed, and is now critical. By whom? People who are too lazy to work, but energetic enough to hook up electricity illegally.

            Perception old friend. Try to see it from all angles, and then say “why is racism flaring up again”. We don’t have to be racist, to put one and one together.In the end, it comes down to shit poor governance, from all parties. That is it.

            Also, accept my apology for adding in some enhancers in your name, but you really ticked me off 🙂

        • Marlon it is not only whites who are suffering from the failure of Government or ANC but its the majority of black South Africans who suffer more, trust me dear but do you see them taking their frustrations on whites and attack them based on their race. These racist attacked we’ve witnessed recently are not good for this country at all.

          • Fair enough. Again, it goes both ways, all ways, but yes, I agree with that.

          • dansilvan

            black South Africans put them there. And the next ones black South Africans put there will be the same. And so on…so no, I don’t feel sorry for them.

    • geomologist

      That moment when you make the point of the entire piece so eloquently. well done.

    • Gerhard Van Tonder

      Jy kan nou ondersteuner nr 5001 vir Oom Dan se party wees ha-ha-ha!!

    • Colette Hinton

      Neither the DA nor any normal South African wants or needs your bigoted rants! Keep them to yourself or share them with Steve Hofmeyr!

    • Samantha James

      It is white people who brought about everything that is wrong with our country. Apartheid! Guess it is time for you to leave the country like all the others before you! I hear Australia is full of racists off you go to join them.

      • Andries J Els

        Cant u read Properly ?? If u did !! u will c that my Comments go to all Races Black, Whites Etc wtf

      • carlo links

        he does not have to go that far, Orania is around the corner..

    • Marulo22980

      @Andries, I understand what you are saying and feeling but also realise that if you had read the article correctly, you would have the info that Helen, in paragraph 11, she purposely wrote the following “But right now I want to speak about white-on-black racism on its own, without the obligatory comparison or “contextualisation”. Without the “whataboutery” that invariably accompanies this kind of discussion, although it is valid to ask tough questions to challenge double standards and hypocrisy.”

      She wanted to address this type of problem without the readers doing exactly what you did. She asked for that, so don’t attack her for she did warn in her opening that she was not going to write about the other issues in comparison. You should have realised that yourself and so avoided reading further and so could have prevented your ill-placed post.

      • Dressed In The City

        I wish more people take time to respond like this instead of attacking and labelling people.

    • carlo links

      shame Andries cry me a river, you also a victim of “white genocide” I see? FYI farm murder, IS NOT racial, its opportunity driven go do some research you bloody troll!

      • Andries J Els

        Yes it is Racial Moron look at Zimbabwe u Idiot

        • carlo links

          Eish blykbaar is daar nie pille vir stupidity nie ne Andries? As Ive said go do some research, in Zim , farm attacks=land grabs, in SA farm murders=opportunity driven, where the farmers happen to be white, Im not gona waste my time with you, Nat, you bore me…ciao

          • Andries J Els

            Best think u said all day Well done!

          • Andreas Meyer

            You ignore politicians singing songs that give farm murders political backing. “Opportunity driven” while ignoring all that opportunities along 100s of miles of road?

    • Who is racist now?

      • Andries J Els

        Dude what u Smoking?

    • Andreas Meyer

      That message would have been better without the use of crude language.

  • clint

    Seriously one-sided press release Helen.

    • Ryan Duncan Gatley

      @Clint Everyone knows both do it, but just because one side does it does not make it okay for the other side to do it. There is no excuse for being mean to anyone so just stop.

      • clint

        Ryan I think you’ve completely missed my point. I am asking a question as to why, I’m not just saying stop being mean, that will not achieve anything.

    • Not to be rude or anything, but attacks on whites isn’t millions and attacks on blacks isn’t either… The sad thing is that there in fact is millions of Black on Black attacks. The reason is that our media is so race oriented, that things like that never makes the news nor gets reported. That’s why when there is one multiracial “attack” happening, everyone knows about it, because that’s what makes people furious. It’s all about getting the numbers. I’m prepared to bet that even the ANC will having a completely different approach on running the country would the population have been 50/50 between white and blacks. Why does the ANC like discriminating whites and bring up the past? Because they know that makes black people – the majority race in SA, furious and they would earn a vote. Have you ever seen a newspaper that only reports positive news? No….

  • deon marais

    i have left my whole family because of racism. i have no time for whites who still group me under their racist attitude. i sat around these people for so long that i almost succumbed to their vile and disgusting behaviour. by no means am i under the impression that black people are without fault, i just feel that as a white person living in south africa, we should know better than to try and retaliate on the same level as SOME black people. having said that, not all whites are like this but i have to admit that i sometimes feel that the majority is like this where i come from. very sad that these people have no compassion for their fellow man. like i said, i have no family anymore. not a mother, not a father, not a sister or any extended family. the whole lot is rotten to the core. and the day they change will never come so i had to make a change. luckily i have surrounded myself with a strong non racist, non hating family of my own and this is now my NEW reality.

    • Kenneth Borland

      Good luck to you, you are very brave.

    • I am sorry you had to go through that my dear, there’s nothing as painful as being misunderstood by ur own family. Pray about it. Ask for God’s intervention.

      • deon marais

        thank you zenande. even though i am a christian, i have no faith. i rely on myself and those whom love me now. god did not intervene while this was going on with this monster i had to call father. now i know something very few christians will ever admit to. if you yourself dont do the legwork, you will achieve nothing. only you can help yourself. I DID IT BY MYSELF.

    • Wow, you sound like a real Pavlek Morozov. I had a Russian friend in Paris who first told me about him, the communist “Dirkie Uys”. So you denounced your entire family because they were not “ideological pure”. You would make a really good communist! Read up on poor little Pavlek:

      The most popular account of the story is as follows. Born to poor peasants in Gerasimovka, a small village 350 kilometers north-east of Yekaterinburg (then known as Sverdlovsk), Morozov was a dedicated communist who led the Young Pioneers at his school, and a supporter of Stalin’s collectivization of farms. In 1932, at the age of 13, Morozov reported his father to the political police (GPU). Supposedly, Morozov’s father, the Chairman of the Village Soviet, had been “forging documents and selling them to the bandits and enemies of the Soviet State” (as the sentence read). The elder Morozov, Trofim, was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp, and later executed.[1]

      However, Pavlik’s family did not take kindly to his activities; on September 3 of that year, his uncle, grandfather, grandmother and a cousin murdered him, along with his younger brother. All of them except the uncle were rounded up by the GPU and sentenced to “the highest
      measure of social defense” – execution by a firing squad.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlik_Morozov

      I suppose you wouldn’t mind if your entire family was executed by firing squad for metaphysical “racism” either. Of course, the worst kind of “racism” is if you criticise (white) Joe Slovo of the SA Communist Party, the intellectual mentor of this illiberal DA, and his car bombs on our streets in the 1980s.

      • May Raine

        Dan Roodt, no one in the DA or it members and supporters is interested in your sick and twisted war-mongering drivel. Not now, not ever!

        • TestSA

          May, can we extend that to “The Whole South Africa”. Remember Dan on “The Daily Show”?

      • TestSA

        Your history lesson is irrelevant here Dan. There is nothing wrong with abandoning your “tribe” when they have different ideas than you – especially if these ideas has to do with morality.

        It always amazes me how you tend to very quickly jump to catastrophe comparisons to try and make a point, in an effort to disarm your opponents. My educated sir, you may think it is effectual, but in fact its just the sort of cheap trickery imbeciles use who have no real defence for their argument. “I suppose you wouldn’t mind if your entire family was executed by firing squad”.

        Please find more plausible discussion points and debating skills if you would like to become part of real debate.

        • deon marais

          if only racism was the only problem in my family. wow, then i might still be trying to change their attitude. it is the mind games and mind control that eventually led to my departure. the abuse was also very physical. my stepmother who is the only person i respect, was abused to the point of being hospitalized and i had to go to school being the laughing stock with my legs blue and black. these are not things that can ever be forgiven or forgotten. i have however forgiven my father after many many years of therapy. now i live a reasonably happy life and trying to make up for lost time. the lost time i am referring to is the time my father should have taken in teaching me what love for your fellow man means. i have no regrets on any decisions i have taken regarding my family. none. when dan roodt walks my path and still have the views he spews forth i will start taking him seriously. only then.

      • gksa

        You are (especially in the last paragraph) comparing hate with Deon’s rejection of hate.

        False analogy.

    • profplumber

      I am sure your family said ” good riddance!”

    • Andreas Meyer

      “i have left my whole family because of racism. ”
      So they didn’t leave you, despite your degenerate views? Tell me who is the intolerant one in your story? Do you also know that “racism” is a word made up by Marxists to bash selfpreserving Whites?

      • The Prince

        “Self-preserving” loooooool. Tell me sir, why do you cry about the ANC government? Because ,according to your logic, you might just be the one who has a problem not the ANC. Your logic is flawed. If people are morally corrupt and you happen to identify their shortfall, it doesn’t mean you are the one who is morally corrupt. As for racism being invented, did you know that the word “Xenophobia” was invented to bash self preserving citizens? It doesn’t sound right, does it?

    • The Prince

      Brave sir, I salute you. Being brown skinned myself, I don’t like people who are racist (even brown skinned folks are racist).

    • John

      To Helen Ziller
      I have read your post and agree that racism is absolutely wrong
      Listening to a radio station, the presenter with a bit of excitement in his voice declared Steve Hofmeyr as a racist. I thought what and when did this happen. He was always very popular with most, why is he now called a racist? So I started to investigate, I found that one of his issues was farm murders. I started to look at this further, and found that people were throwing figures around from 3500 to 4500 farm murders over the last 20 years, but could it be so many. I have never even heard of one such murder in the local media, and then I found a report from the anc government dated up to 2007 that gives a figure of 1600 farmers Murdered, wow so it is true! And that some were tortured in the cruelest unimaginable ways. There is absolute proof of this. The one attack that really left me in an emotional state was this one. Attie his wife and child aged between 2 and 3 arrived home at the farm where they lived, when a group of men attack them. He tried to protect his family but succumbed under a barrage of panga and knife attacks stabbed 151 times, and with a pitchfork sticking out of his neck he died. His little daughter trying to help her father walking towards him, standing in his blood was then picked up by her head, hit with a panga, dragged to a small storeroom and shot in the head, then dumped into a cardboard box. They then took her mother into the house and made her open the safe, where they stole some weapons and then shot her in the head to. Is this racist enough for you Helen? If not then you are made of stone. Why is this not reported in the mainstream media? You must be aware of this; hell there is only one way to plead ignorance! But then it does not make you a good leader, when you stand in the world’s criminal court with your friends in the media, ANC and others .Are you going to plead ignorance? It did not work for the Gestapo or the SS. Zuma and malema sings in parliament bring me my machine gun, shoot the Boer shoot the farmer, and true to the song it happens. And you cannot say, you did not know.

  • Ryan Duncan Gatley

    @Andries J Els shut it Els, no-one wants white or black racists, but as long as you keep running that mouth of yours, the problem just continues. We don’t want racists period so don’t even bring it up.

    • Andries J Els

      Just saying put all attacks out there don’t just include whites and making whites look Bad but Tell the Whole Story!

  • Akhenaten C.T.

    This article has the potential of causing more racism. If you list a lot of racist incidents involving white racism, you should list the same number of black racism and then address the problem. Referring to black and white people as if they are totally different in their attitude to racism aggravates the problem.

    • Agreed, the article focusses on white racism, let us start swinging around, there are truths on both sides

    • TestSA

      Only in SA do you get white racism and black racism. Did black racism exist before 1994?

      What you call back racism is just a response to decades of white racism. Its almost like saying June Steenkamp has no grounds for being bitter towards Oscar Pistorius for killing her daughter.

      Maybe that brings you better perspective?

  • David

    This flies in the face of all these accusations. I think the biggest cause of these racial attacks, stem from the ANC’s OWN RACIAL BEHAVIOR, LIKE AA and BEE to only a select few cronies that benefit, and in many cases I view this as theft by making it LAW?? They want to close an Afrikaans University, is this not Racial? they are sidelining the Afrikaner more and more, they want to dispossess the farmers of their land, they are attacking elderly whites and farmers, raping torturing and killing, WHY ARE YOU SO SILENT ON THIS??? YOU Helen, ARE TOO QUIET ON THESE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE OPPOSITION on the white MINORITY, TO THE EXTENT I FIND YOU COMPLICIT. You have lost the cause.

    Fanie Bouwer

    1 hr

    IGNOREER DIE HUIDIGE LEUENS EN PROPOGANDA – KYK NA FEITE REKEN ENE RABELENO DAGADA

    The role of the Afrikaners to empower African blacks has not been sufficiently acknowledged. The narrative that has been propagated extensively is that Afrikaners naturally dislike black people and that they are against transformation.
    Genuine criticism about poor standards of education, high level of crime, deteriorating infrastructure, rigid labour laws, and poor service delivery by Afrikaners is perceived as their yearning for apartheid to come back.
    This is disingenuous because we are all concerned about these matters. Are Afrikaners not supposed to enjoy freedom of speech and other rights enshrined in our progressive constitution? Even the role of President of FW de Klerk is downplayed when the freedom of this country is articulated.

    The notion that South Africa was solely liberated by the ANC is not true. South Africa was liberated by all her people and these include Afrikaners in particular. Had Afrikaners chosen to stick to their guns, we would possibly still be in the trenches fighting an endless civil war and there would be no winner. But instead, our white population chose to give De Klerk a mandate to negotiate the democratization of South Africa through the whites-only referendum in 1992.

    There has been sufficient recognition by most Afrikaners that apartheid was not in the best interests of all the South Africans. Afrikaners have in many ways played their roles to reverse the legacy of apartheid.
    Interestingly, even prior to 1994, there were several instances where Afrikaners genuinely empowered black Africans. Many years ago, the Bafokeng (of Rustenburg) leader, King Augustine Mokgatle was assisted by the then Transvaal President, Paul Kruger and his Voortrekkers (Afrikaners; also known as Boers) to drive the invaders, King Mzilikazi and his Amandebele away.

    King Mokgatle and President Kruger were personal friends and very close. This relationship began when they were youngsters staying on neighbouring farms. Their friendship was quite exceptional.
    Mokgatle negotiated with Kruger, affectionately called Oom Paul, to sell him back parts of the Bafokeng land which had been conquered by the Voortrekkers. Mokgatle sent the Bafokeng men to work in diamond mines in Kimberly and he charged them some tax. This tax would be used to buy the land from Oom Paul.
    It is interesting to note that, back then, Bafokeng men were prepared to make sacrifices to advance the interests of the community as a whole. Mokgatle employed the services of the Christian missionaries who negotiated and handled transactions to buy back the land.
    It is said Mokgatle and Kruger would sometimes sit and drink mampoer (distilled spirits) together as friends. What Mokgatle, his people, Christian missionaries and Afrikaners did not know was that the land they were buying had the largest deposits of platinum group metals. These minerals were only found in the 1920s.

    The land transaction between Mokgatle and Kruger resulted in Bafokeng being one of the richest traditional tribes in SA. They are the biggest shareholders in Implats and Royal Bafokeng Platinum. Bafokeng are also the second biggest shareholder of the First Rand, and their total portfolio is worth around R40b. The dividends generated from these commercial assets are used to provide social and infrastructural services to the community.

    Prior to 1994, when Herman Mashaba wanted to start his first entrepreneurial venture, he knocked at the doors of Afrikaner entrepreneurs and they helped him. Today he is a successful businessman who creates thousands of jobs and invests in several companies.
    After the ushering of the democratic dispensation, Patrice Motsepe teamed up with Afrikaners to build his mining and financial services empires. Motsepe proudly stated that he chose to work with Afrikaners due to their impressive empowerment track record (Financial Mail, 21 March 2014).

    After passing matric, I was admitted to pursue my studies at the then Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit. Afrikaners gave me bursaries and exposed me to the use of computers for the first time. I graduated with three degrees and a diploma. Due to the quality education I received there, I am well empowered and I have seven people who work for me. I have also established an education trust to provide bursaries to needy students.

    I have always argued that for the South African economy to grow and create jobs, we need to create new wealth instead of embarking on redistribution. There is no group of people that has created new wealth and empowered black Africans more than Afrikaner entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs include Johan Rupert, Jannie Mouton, Koos Bekker, Markus Jooste, GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar, Christo Wessie, Michael Le Roux (Finweek, 3 October 2013).

    Moreover, Afrikaner entrepreneurs have empowered black Africans through training and enterprise development opportunities. History will record them as the unsung BEE heroes.
    It is true that there are some lunatics amongst the Afrikaners and all other tribes in South Africa, but they are in the minority.

    South Africa needs a public policy that will empower the previously disadvantaged without disempowering those that are already empowered. It is in the best interests of all our people to allow white business people and professionals to thrive. The biggest losers of the blatant application of the affirmative action and BEE polices are actually black people. This is very sad.

  • It is disappointing that most of whites seem not to understand what Helen is trying to do. It is a wise political move. I am a black person, but I get what the DA leader who happens to be white is doing with this piece of work.

    Remember there’s a big difference between crime and racism.

    • clint

      We understand what she is doing alright, she’s playing politics.

  • Robert Heneke

    It did my heart good at Newlands during a provincial game at halftime in the bar. All the patrons standing 6 to 10 deep trying to be served before the second half started, spontaneously broke out in singing the National Anthem, in all three languages. All this was being led by a small group of young white guys, who were in the minority, the refrain shook the rafters, dipped and swelled then started all over again. I never heard the anthem being sung so flawless and with such enthusiasm before, it gave me goosebumps and a lump in my throat, there IS hope for my beloved South Africa. Viva D.A.Viva.

  • D Fourie

    As long as all the people (never mind their race) in SA do not hold dear the National icons such as the National Anthem, the flag, the constitution, Nelson Mandela’s gift of a free SA, I do not give the place any chance at all and want to emigrate with my whole family as soon as possible. This is not something to be left to the politicians, they come and go, but it is something each citizen should embrace with pride. In such a society the only aggression will be against anybody who tarnishes and disrespects his/her country and its icons.

    • m wallington

      The only thing anyone needs to do is to ask the question. “Am I a racist” Now deal with that answer. We can only change ourselves and not others. This country is still full of the spirit of racism and it’s home is in people’s hearts. It is not an abstract thing. It lives within each and every one of us everyday and you can choose to follow it or not. Choose the spirit of truth within you who is definitely not racist.

  • @Andries…BOERESAURUS!

    • Anonymouse

      Very funny MJ, hand@cock.

      • What is more than funny, hilarious in fact , is twisting my name trying desperately to be relevant and cleverish because you have actually nothing to say!

        • Jack Mehoff

          Hand@cock…. you are probably one of Helen Zetrille’s right hands, heh…? LOL

  • Jan Blom

    Today I have lost respect for Helen Ziller and the DA. It would be great to see her and the DAs references to the issue of farm murders, where black people have been killing thousands of white people in the most brutal, horrible and vicious way possible.

    I will vote DA, simply because it is a rational decision. South
    Africa needs a strong opposition for this democracy to work, for the rainbow
    nation to work. But, it is not because my heart is with you anymore. All I read
    in this article is politicking and soliciting the large black votes.

    Then, ignoring Dan Roodt, I would like to know what Steve Hofmeyr has done to be labelled a racist. A big part of South Africa is on this Steve the “racists” bandwagon. But to label someone a racist without being able to explain exactly why, is exactly the same as calling a black person a k@—r.

    If you are labelling and prejudicing someone unjustly you are exactly the same
    as the racists most of us so despise!

    • Are you even kidding here bro? Take a brief look at Steve Hofmeyr’s twitter account, then rush back here and delete this comment. Here’s a little sample.

      “Sorry to offend but in my books Blacks were the architects of Apartheid. Go figure.”

      • Jan Blom

        So Nick, you got me to reset my forgotten Twitter password,
        connect to Steve’s account and started reading. There are 64K+ tweets, so I could not read them all. I started reading from the top and then eventually I was just scanning tweets. I did not find any racist remarks, but I found some tweets with information about black on white racism. Black people murdering, raping, torturing white people. Many people are old people, 60s, 70s, 80s, bludgeoned to death, kicked to death, throats slit, burned to death, tortured to death, and their life long female partner raped and then stabbed to death. It was nauseating. A lot on 1000s of white farmer’s brutally murdered, families wiped out! So, if this tweet “Sorry to offend but in my books Blacks were the architects of Apartheid. Go figure.” is what this whole thing is about and that is the foundation for labeling Steve the racist, then I am having a major principle problem here. I am now more convinced than ever, that Helen Zille and the DA is a TRUE racist anti-Afrikaner movement. This article is only about getting more of that big black voter pie out there. I am sickened.

        • gksa

          Some of the people involved in the movement to convince the world that the farmer attacks are actually an orchestrated genocide, are also prone to making up “incidents” or cherry-pick the facts around real incidents. And people on social media and the rest of the internet find it very easy to click and share things before interrogating them and establishing the facts as truth. Given that newspapers love printing a shocking story, one has to wonder how many of these attacks never got a single line of print in any newspaper.

          Now someone is probably going to tell me that that is all part of the “conspiracy”.

          No doubt, there are some vicious attacks and robberies on farmers. There are some vicious attacks and robberies in suburban areas too. At businesses. And yes, in townships too. But I am not convinced that the black-on-white violence that’s occurring is part of some grand scheme. It’s all about grinding poverty, lack of opportunities, and the lure of easy money.

          If the “Afrikaner genocide” movement want me to take them more seriously, they’ll have to become less prone to histrionics and more dedicated to unbiased, fact-based documentation.

          You seem like a pretty reasonable guy, Jan, and capable of presenting a cogent argument, which is why I actually took the time to type this and urge you to not take everything this group puts out there as incontrovertible truth before digging a bit further.

          • Jan Blom

            You should do more research. Start with the credible work of AfriForum.

  • Marulo22980

    @Helen Zille, may I suggest a series of articles, maybe in the new year, covering all the different types of racist attacks that are occurring in SA and the DA’s stance on it and its plans to deal with such instances. How are you currently helping the victims of those attacks, directly or indirectly?

    • Jan Blom

      Yes! That may restore some confidence.
      Zuma, pay back the money.
      Helen, tell us about the other racist attacks.

    • Andries J Els

      Agreed!

  • May Raine

    I respect Helen Zille for bringing up this topic and addressing it. It shows leadership. Personally, I know that South Africans of ALL races, creeds and ethnicity are suffering under crime, economic hardship and lack of trust in the authorities and government. I know white people I like, I know black people I like, I know brown people I like, I know white people I don’t like, I know black people I don’t like, I know brown people I don’t like. IT IS NOT THE SKIN COLOUR! It is the heart and actions that speak. I know black people I would give my all to. I know white people I would give my all to. DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE stands for an integrated South Africa. And Helen has every right to bring up this topic. If you feel offended may it is SPEAKING TO YOU!

    • Andreas Meyer

      It’s a feeble attempt to fish for Black votes.

  • IG: pagengwenya

    It is good and all how you are condemning racists but the truth is should we only expect newsletters every now and again with more and more racist attacks. No you must see this for the pandemic it is and diagnose white Western Cape (however minor) and treat it with legitimate remedial action. Surely there is a reason why so many cases of “white racism” have risen there and I would expect you to be harder at work to ensure your people are not again victims of racism as well as prevent the spread of racist ideology, as it evidently has been so.

    Also this article did not address your response to the #BlackLivesMatter tweet, as it stands not addressed, this newsletter might as well not be done. You must deal with your white privilege.

  • TestSA

    It would seem that this “dwindling racist minority” all have internet access! The lack of black people commenting either means that they do not seem this newsletter as relevant or they don’t have internet

    • Andreas Meyer

      You should read the numerous “kill Whitey” messages by Blacks, then. Thanks to White people they got internet access, too.

      • TestSA

        lol. think about this though..people go on and on about what whites invented nd how stooppid blacks are cause they never invented anything – that is a defense.

        Then you talk about how whites are not Africans and how they should go back to Europe, etc. Then the counter argument is that we all came from Africa so yes whites are African and thats where they belong.

        But imagine this..If we all came out of Africa and whites then do belong here..Wouldn’t you say that black Africans left Africa, their lineage invented everything and then they came back to Africa, as Europeans? Would you be willing to accept THAT? 🙂

  • Andries J Els
  • Andreas Meyer

    More proof that “anti-Racist” is a code-word for anti-White.

    • TestSA

      Get used to the fact that racism is also a white invention

      • Jack Mehoff

        Just like the term “homophobia”, the term “racism” is a recent Jewish invention with the sole purpose to undermine the Whites.

        • TestSA

          I can understand that the word racism is a new one..I mean it was just always accepted as the norm.

          You may stop with your white victim mentality.

          • Jack Mehoff

            Grow up little boy. Clearly you are a typical brainwashed liberal. Just because you accepted the (theosophical) myth of inter-racial “equality & brotherhood” as being the “norm”, automatically means that it was / should be correct. It is not correct. It never was correct. It will never be correct. You believe in a fallacy, a lie ! Nobody is obliged to believe in a lie – just because you (or anyone else) believe in it.

          • TestSA

            And there we have it..after all your facts” about every subject under the sun, you turn out to be just another condescending racist.

            Enjoy your weekend though.

          • Jack Mehoff

            And just as was expected, you proved to be just another brainwashed liberal-humanist (useful idiot) who cannot refute or disprove my statements, or prove any of your own lame arguments ; and then of course you typically revert to name calling (diverting the attention), always desperately & cowardly grasping for your (recent Jewish created) magic word “racism” – misusing it as some ‘magical detergent’ to automatically wash your own flawed (liberal) viewpoints ‘clean’ of any faults, and to automatically slander and label the opposition’s arguments as being “false”.
            .
            This infantile tactic however won’t work anymore. The time is OVER that you can simply ‘win’ your (liberal) arguments by conveniently screaming “racism” every time you lose a debate or argument. Your time is up. And the day is crawling close that the hordes of your dearly beloved Apezanian ‘Black brothers’ are going to swamp your city, invade your liberal white suburb, swarm your streets, crush down your high white (bought apartheid) wall, and then simply massacre you bunch of useless traitorous white liberal DA voting TRASH – like the low-life hypocritical cockroaches you are ! It is called POETIC JUSTICE.
            .
            Leftist liberal-humanist scum have no right to life and don’t belong on earth. You are pests ! Good riddance !
            .
            Now behold the ten chronic symptoms of the liberal-humanist (leftist) disease, the typical liberal sick behaviour :
            .
            01. Arrogant Ignorance
            02. Prescriptive Idiot
            03. Thought Controlled
            04. Denial of Reality
            05. Name Calling
            06. Projection of Guilt
            07. Hysteria
            08. Anti-White
            09. Hypocrisy (Do as I say, don’t do as I do)
            10. Pro- Feminism
            .

  • Pieter Mynhard

    ok helen .. you keep tabs on incidents that is labelled racist because two races are involved .. we will keep tabs on the genocide ocurring on whites in SA … Deal ?

    http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2475

  • Pieter Mynhard
  • Jack Mehoff

    Interesting comments.

  • Jack Mehoff

    The correct statistics about apartheid…
    .
    In 1900, Black South Africans were 3,5-million according to the British Colonial Government Census. By 1954 the Black population soared to 8,5-million, and by 1990 it increased to 35-million. During apartheid, the Black population grew apace, benefiting from the White’s (Western) medical knowledge and their excellent agricultural skills, producing the food to feed them and help them multiply. According to the official HRC statistics (Human Rights Commission, led by Desmond Tutu), 21000 people died in political violence in South Africa during the apartheid years – of which 14000 people died during transition process from 1990 to 1994. Of those deaths, the majority (96.3%) have been due to Blacks killing Blacks. The security forces caused 518 deaths (3.7%) during this period.
    .
    In Summary : The Apartheid Government killed a maximum of 7518 (35.8%) Black people during the 46 years of Apartheid, thus being White on Black. The Black Liberation Movements were responsible for 13482 (64.2%) politically motivated killings, thus being Black on Black (being nearly double). Black on White Murders in SA from 1948 to 2012 : Estimated 23040 White South Africans have been murdered by Blacks, of which 4041 were commercial farmers. In South Africa Blacks have murdered roughly 30 times more Whites since 1948 ! Take Note !
    .
    Furthermore… Blacks may for example boast freely about having / belonging to “Black Economic Forums, Black Gun Owners Associations, Black Lawyers Associations” , etc, etc,… but Whites are automatically branded RACISTS when they even try do the same. Note : During 2012 up to the present, between 15 and 20 Whites were/are brutally murdered by Blacks every month. Every day these recent crime incidents and statistics are recorded and published on the “Sunette Bridges’ News Page” on Facebook.
    .

    • TestSA

      Do you even understand political an political opression is what caused the need for the existence of “black forums”? Do you understand that whites (all over the world) created wealth by creating profits through exploitation of blacks, and then excluding blacks from those profits which is why anything that wants to be exclusively white has become a taboo?

      Do you understand that apartheid was not about killing only, that it was about dehumanizing blacks? Do you live in the real world?

      Do you understand that the African traditional way of community (with a chief, worriors, hunters, gatherers, family) which ensured coexistence and order in tribes were disrupted by colonialism, and we now sit with generations of people who have violent tendencies and a warped sense of community? Do you realize that the pettiness of apartheid has caused blacks to become desensitized to the consequences of crime?

      Do you understand the psychological effect of this crime against humanity on millions of people?

      …But wait..”Blacks don’t have the capacity to be affected psychologically”..right?

      • Jack Mehoff

        You’re a typical liberal farting brain.
        .
        Sure… Blacks do have the capacity to be affected psychologically… and (just like a troop of baboons) they simply (instinctively) ignore, disregard and reject all civilized boundaries and GO APE when they are offended or affronted.
        .
        Political oppression ? The quoted statistics are accurate and CRYSTAL CLEAR about white-on-black deaths and black-on-black deaths under apartheid (and from 1990 to 1994). Blacks by far outperform any other ‘oppressors’ when it comes to treating their own kind. Even before and after 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck put his white feet on the Cape white beaches, did the Blacks already pillage, massacre, rape, rob & plunder each other almost into extinction (Mfecane / Difaqane) on their dark African barbaric continent. By far blacks kill (and killed) more blacks than anyone else.
        .
        Furthermore, there is NO such thing as equality. Fact : The racially pure sub-Saharan native blacks are a primitive and unintelligent race with an average IQ of around 75. They CANNOT rule a country (the WHOLE of Africa is witness / proof thereof).
        .
        Even in the USA (where the Blacks are only about 16-17% of the total population), the American jails are filled with over 90% BLACKS. Now this hard statistic reveals the TRUE simian (primitive, criminal) genetic make-up of the African Black. So… please don’t try to lecture anyone about Africa, because clearly you are an ignorant (leftist-liberal) idiot only liberating your regular liberal-humanist brain farts.
        .
        In October 2007, the World famous geneticist (who discovered DNA) Dr James Watson said to the Sunday Times that he was “gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.” … Dr James Watson simply confirmed the hard truth about the Black African’s relative lower intelligence and the inequality of races. There is NO such thing as inter-racial “equality” (on any level). Period !
        .
        Many years BEFORE Christ, the Romans and the Greeks (the Europeans / Whites) were relatively advanced White/Western civilizations which implemented (their) inventions ; like the wheel, woven clothes, shoes, writing, paper, literature, running water, sanitation, roads, mathematics, advanced architecture, agriculture, mining, metallurgy, chemistry, huge sailing boats, navigation, astronomy, philosophy & law, democracy, and many more. The Parthenon in Athens Greece was completed in 438 BC. The Colosseum in Rome was built in 70 – 80 AD. The Aspendos Theatre in Turkey was built by the Romans in 155 AD.
        .
        Now let us look at your beloved “genius” African “heritage”. Even many years AFTER Christ, in the year 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape of Good Hope with his company of ships, he found the native African population to be utterly primitive, barbaric, savage and uncivilized. The Blacks wore virtually no clothes (females being half naked, and the males with a thin leather string through their asses)… and they had no shoes ; they did not have even simple things like the wheel ; they did not have a written language, or paper ; they did not have roads ; no running water or sanitation ; no mathematics ; they lived in primitive grass & mud huts ; had no knowledge of mining or chemistry ; never saw a ship before ; did not have a telescope ; and had no civilized laws
        nor philosophy. They never heard of the Ten Commandments because they were never part of Israel. They threw their ‘imperfect’ babies down rock faces and massacred, plundered and pillaged each other almost to extinction. Even until today ancestor worship, cannibalism and muti-murders (for witchcraft) are frequently practised in Africa, and they will simply kill you for your cell phone.
        .
        So… You cannot dehumanize a sub-human. Black’s genetic make-up and their resulting relative low intelligence (IQ) is the only and real reason behind their primitive (simian) behaviour and violent & barbaric tendencies. The overwhelmingly vast majority of Blacks naturally fail miserably at maths & science due to their relative low IQ. You can NEVER ‘train’ a donkey to ‘perform’ like a thoroughbred race horse. Never ! Blacks can NEVER be ‘trained’ or ‘coached’ to excel or improve themselves up to Western standards. Never ! It is genetically impossible. There is NO such thing as inter-racial “equality” !
        .
        Now get a life ! You miserable spineless liberal retarded freak !
        .

        • TestSA

          Wow, wow, wow! I have truly learnt something today!

          • dansilvan

            No, you haven’t because you believe you already know everything. Twats like you need to live in a world that is not your own invention. Even then you still will live in denial. I have seen it many times. It is a pathology, but of no concern to me.

      • dansilvan

        I don’t understand that because your warped views are produced by a fried brain. Your opinions are of no consequence to me.

        • TestSA

          I’m happy for you. My views only seem warped to those who lives worlds away from reality and can’t fathom the thought of black people having the same humanity as themselves.

  • Jack Mehoff

    The DA is a typical Jewish funded and Jewish controlled liberal-leftist party.
    .
    The main goal of the International Zionist Bankers (Rothschild, Rockefeller…) is to form a Monopolistic One World Government, a modern Babylon where everybody is “united and equal” (bankrupt slaves). They cannot achieve this goal without the principles (fruits) of Theosophy.
    .
    By far the most Jews are leftist, liberal-humanist, namely they are (pro) Theosophists ! Any tree is always recognized by its FRUITS. The FRUITS of Satanism & Freemasonry (liberal-humanism) are embedded in the two main objectives (mantras / mottos / teachings / aims) of the Theosophical Society – which are :
    .
    (1) “All men (all races) have spiritually and physically the same origin. All men are equal…which is the fundamental teaching of Theosophy”.
    .
    (2) “The aim of Theosophy is to promote and form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour”.
    .
    Here above it is clear to see that these (evil, false) objectives of Theosophy reflect those of Freemasonry, and both represent and promote the aims of Satanism (including feminism and homosexuality). The common denominator is the false doctrine (religion) of EQUALITY (a false unity). Take note ! Know your enemy ! The DA is part & parcel of this satanic pact, being controlled and funded by satanic Jewish Billionaires like George Soros and Nathan Kirsch (both being Rothschild agents).
    .

  • Jack Mehoff

    Born in Hillbrow (from German Jewish parents), formerly being part of the far-left Black Sash Movement, Helen Zille is a JEW and an agent of Rothschild / Soros – just like all these following JEWS (her friends) who were/are part of the Satanic Communist / Liberal-humanist movement to destabilize and conquer South Africa :
    .
    Albie Sachs
    Alec Erwin
    Alfred Beit
    Arthur Chaskalson
    Arthur Goldreich
    Barney Barnato
    Bram Fischer
    Cecil John Rhodes
    Conrad Koch
    Dennis Goldberg
    Ernest Oppenheimer
    Gill Marcus
    Harold Wolpe
    Lionel Bernstein
    Harry Oppenheimer
    Helen Suzman
    Helen Zille
    Ina Perlman
    James Kantor
    Jeremy Cronin
    Joe Slovo
    Muff Anderson
    Nadine Gordimer
    Philip Tobias
    Ray Simons
    Raymond Suttner
    Richard Goldstone
    Ruth First
    Ronnie Kasrils
    Rowley Arenstein
    Solly Krok
    Tony Leon
    Zapiro
    ………

  • Jack Mehoff

    The DA voting White liberals of Apezania surely are the worst hypocrites and bigots in the whole wide world. Why ?? They like to troll around comment sections (like here) where they regurgitate their typical anti-white scatological drivel – as if they desperately want to impress the Blacks and try to convince everyone that they are “not racist” and that they are the Black’s so-called “equals”, “fellows” and “brethren”. Nobody is fooled by these Theosophical brain farts. Just ASK where these pathetic White liberal trolls live ! So… please tell us…. WHERE do YOU live, you assholic White liberal-humanist Tumor ?? Yes… WHERE ?? You are “equal”, heh…? Right ?
    .
    So… DO YOU LIVE IN A SHACK (or in a RDP house) IN SOWETO, KHAYELITSHA, ALEXANDRA, MAMELODI OR ATTERIDGEVILLE, etc… ?? – Next to your poor & oppressed Black Brothers…?? Hmmmmm…?? No ??
    .
    OR… Do you perhaps live in the DA’s (white liberal) Cape Town, or perhaps in Johannesburg or in Pretoria East in some (‘white’) upmarket suburb in a “security (golf) estate” – surrounded by high white (apartheid) walls, electric fences and guards – á la “BOUGHT APARTHEID -STYLE”…?? – To keep out/away your dearly beloved “Black Brothers”…?? Yes ?? Please tell us !!
    .
    I put it to you disgusting White Libtards (the noisy Jewish Conrad Koch types et al) : You are a bunch of despicable lying DA-voting hypocrites ! You truly deserve African Poetic Justice and a “brotherly” president like Julius Malema – who’s hordes of AK & machete wielding bloodthirsty followers will hopefully surround your upmarket suburbs, swarm your streets, crush down your high (British / Jewish) colonialist walls & gates… and then simply SLAUGHTER you bunch of spineless two-faced white liberal cockroaches – like the worthless genetically retarded vermin-scum you are ! You White liberals don’t belong on earth and you need to be exterminated from the planet. You are a pile of despicable filthy traitorous excrement.
    .
    All over the whole world… White liberals (leftist, liberal-humanists, Theosophists) are the REAL, TRUE, FIRST AND FOREMOST PROBLEM ! Die !…you disgusting low-life scum ! Good riddance !
    .

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her.

  • Tandi Assad

    Despite the tirade I found myself part of yesterday due to one Twitter comment, I thought thought your letter was good. It’s all about Freedom of Speech until what you say isn’t to the liking of one or other party. It should always be about building not about breaking down.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her….

    • gksa

      DA members or DA “supporters” (and only because they haven’t done their homework on what the party actually stands for)?

      There is a difference, you know.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her.

    No matter how much you remove my comments, just know, truth hurts.

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her

    • theoverlordnu

      Which white members?

      • Me Me

        DA white members…

        • theoverlordnu

          But which ones? Give me examples

  • gksa

    Thank you!!!

  • Me Me

    Eeeeeee…Zille trying to get points here. How come she has never said anything immediately a racist incident happens. How come racism is only condemned by blacks in DA. You never here a while pal coming out against racism. How come there are so many racist incidents coming from white DA members…………Zille can go to hell as far as I care, she can fool some people sometimes but she can’t fool all people all the time. I for one, am not fooled by his.

    Having said all that…..this is a step in the right direction for her

  • Jack Mehoff

    Here is where the Jewish Rothschild Banking Family came into the picture in South Africa :
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    In 1891 the Round Table (today still one of the recruiting agencies of Freemasonry) was the product of two of Satan’s children : Cecil John Rhodes (a British JEW ; 1853-1902) and Lord Alfred Milner (a Scottish Rite Freemason ; 1854-1925).
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    When gold and diamonds were discovered in South Africa it immediately attracted the attention of the Jewish Rothschild Banking Cartel and henceforth they planned to take full control of South Africa (on financial, political, legislative, educational, social and cultural levels, etc…), infiltrating all levels of society via Freemasonry, utilizing its fronts, sub-organizations & recruiting organizations. They even secretly created the Afrikaner Broederbond (a secret organization within a secret organization) so that the one hated and denied the other (the perfect cover).
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    In 1888 the JEW Cecil John Rhodes collaborated with share dealer, the JEW Alfred Beit and the Jewish London bankers Nathaniel M. Rothschild & Sons, to buy out rival mining companies throughout the Kimberley region. The product of this collusion was a single diamond mining company called De Beers Consolidated Mines. This bold move gave the Jewish C.J. Rhodes and his Jewish backers the final control of the commanding heights of the Cape economy, and made him almost overnight, the most powerful man in Africa.
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    Later, In 1927, Ernest Oppenheimer, a JEWISH German immigrant to Britain, who had earlier founded the mining giant Anglo American PLC with American financier J.P. Morgan (Rothschild agent), took over De Beers. The Jewish Oppenheimer family played a big (and evil) role in South African politics, by secretly funding and supporting leftist, Communist, Socialist and liberal-humanist organisations to undermine the Whites and to plunder the country of its resources.
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    In the same manner as above, the Jewish founded & controlled Democratic Alliance is funded by the Jewish Rothschild Banking Cabal via their agents, namely Jewish Billionaires like George Soros and Nathan Kirsch. As long as these rotten Jews are embedded in every aspect of South African politics, economics, law, education and religion, etc,… South Africa will never escape the satanic strangle-hold of Jewish collaboration, hegemony and usury.
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    • Mr Mehoff,my problem is not with Jews.
      One of the targets of Zille’s outburst has a Jewish great-grandfather who fought on the Boer side with great distinction. The Boerejode identified themselves with the Boer’s cause.Let us not muddle the water with Jew-baiting.

      • Jack Mehoff

        Marais, you must be awake in class. I did not declare that “all Jews are bad”. I never said that. Of course there are a few good White people amongst the Jewish community who are just as conservative and anti-liberal as we are. The only Jews who I am clearly against are the leftist / liberal-humanist / theosophical types… especially and specifically those ones (the Billionaire Banking Families and their agents) that rule the world (from behind the scenes) since their genetics (seed) were planted by the Devil on earth.

        • TestSA

          Jews are white? OMG, only in South Africa!

  • theoverlordnu

    It seems many people do not get the point of the newsletter, despite Zille being very clear about it. Everyone who brings up farm murders: do you think farm murderers risk being mistaken for DA supporters? Not very likely, right? But white racists do. In fact there are many black people in SA who use bad encounters with a white person as a reason not to vote DA. I have seen the comments myself. Hence it making political sense to distance herself extra hard from those people. That’s what it’s about, nothing more or less.

  • Zille, you don’t speak for me.

  • The sanctimonious Zille and the so-called liberals are quick to label people that differs politically
    from them as racist and Nazis.
    This is how Athol Trollip dealt with Jaap Kelder of the NBU in an email:

    From: Athol Trollip [mailto:raptrollip@gmail.com]
    Sent: 10 June 2011 06:52 PM

    Subject: Re: Toespraak in parlement: Begrotingsposdebat vir Landelike Ontwikkeling
    en Grondhervorming – Pieter Groenewald: VF Plus-LP

    Please answer this Arsehole once and for all ,
    deal with the Afrikaner issue that he raises and tell him to stop masquerading
    as a rate payer organization especially if he is the reincarnation of the AWB ,
    KP , FF+, NAZI . Stuur die IDIOOT in Sy moer asseblief . Athol

    • Jack Mehoff

      Ath-hole Troll-lip is just another spineless traitorous liberal and useless idiot.

  • Jack Mehoff

    DO YOU KNOW WHO REALLY BROUGHT THE BLACK SLAVES TO AMERICA ?
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    The following information is documented in 4 volumes by Elizabeth Donnan, with Documents illustrative of the slave trade in America. They can be found in the National Library Washington, D.C. and in the Carnegie Institute of Technology Library, Pittsburgh, PA.
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    Names of Ships….. + ….their JEWISH Owners :
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    Abigail………………..Aaron Lopez, Moses Levy and Jacob Franks
    Crown………………..Isaac Levy and Natham Simpson
    Nassau………………Moses Levy
    Four Sisters………..Moses Levy
    Anne and Eliza……Justus Bosch and John Adams
    Prudent Betty……..Henry Cruger and Jacob Phoenix
    Hester………………..Mordecai and Davdi Gomez
    Elizabeth…………….Mordecai and Davdi Gomez
    Antigua………………Natham Marston and Abram Lyell
    Betsy…………………Wim De Woolf
    Polly………………….James De Woolf
    White Horse……….Jan de Sweevts
    Expedition………….John and Jacob Roosevelt
    Charlotte…………….Moses and Sam Levy ; Jacob Franks
    Caracoa……………..Moses and Sam Levy
    .
    Here one can clearly see who is really behind the slave trade, race-integration, the mongrelisation / bastardization of the White Man, by subversively setting up racial tensions, and creating the subsequent handy tool to divide & conquer a White Nation into a civil war over the (emotional) propped-up issue of race and equality. And then (as usual) the Jewish Bankers (Rothschild) even funded the American civil war (both sides) and got rich from it.
    .
    – Yes, they are the satanic (leftist / liberal-humanist / theosophical / pro-integration) Jews !
    .

  • The Prince

    “Still I See No Changes”

    In the words of my brother 2Pac, let me put you (light skinned folks) into perspective. When an average brown skinned folk looks at you, he sees not you but what you “stand” for. To him you are a symbol of oppression and economic exclusion. The question that can be asked is how much have you done to prove that you are not an “animal” in the eyes of an African brother or sister? Speaking from the brown side myself, it’s unfortunate that “you” haven’t done a lot so a brother/sister can change their views about you. By “you” I mean what you represent in the eyes of an average brown skinned African.

    Because you haven’t shown remorse about what you did, because you haven’t convinced me that you aren’t what I know you to be…I don’t trust you. Most of you are still rich, still live in gated communities and don’t wanna mix with “us” and I then find it hard to say that you have changed, that you are no longer the symbol of exclusion and oppression. So I don’t trust you with my vote, you haven’t changed my views about you. I still feel economically/racially discriminated. I will then act towards you according to what I believe you to be.

    Don’t be fooled, brown skinned folks don’t vote for the ANC because they like it, (Most of them are not happy with it) they don’t trust “you” enough to give their votes to you. As a brown skinned human being, I still get that “vibe” from you so I cannot give you my vote! I still hear my brothers and sisters being called “Kaffirs” which brings up a lot of emotions.

    My point is, light skinned people haven’t done enough to prove that they are not “enemies”. We know that the apartheid folks never apologized because they saw nothing wrong with their acts. Even on a bigger scale, the international light skinned community hasn’t shown remorse about the injustices done to a brown skinned man. Go to Europe, America, Australia etc, brown skinned people are still excluded. Bananas are being thrown at them on soccer matches, racist slurs being chanted by fans.
    I know that not all light skinned people are bad (which is why I would like to have a light skinned friend one day lool). Also not all brown skinned people want to kill/rob you.

    There is a group of brown skinned people like me who are at peace with what happened, even though “you” never apologized. It is hard considering that I still get that “vibe” from you, I still here “Negro”, “Kaffir”, I still see bananas being thrown at brown skinned people on my TV screen. I choose to live in peace, I choose to forgive you because that’s the good thing to do. Let’s unite and end this hate towards one another, this earth would be a much better place. #Peace

  • Say I This

    Amazing how clueless Zille is about Chester Missing. Really amazing! Message to the DA, please give Zille ample leave to keep up with the real world.

    Also amazing how the social media outcry over Helen Zille’s utterance about race and her focus on White racists is out of line with the letter above.

  • Jack Mehoff

    Here below is the UN-EDITED version (open letter / answer) in a certain newspaper, to a recent typical lib-tarded rant & complaint of the Beeld News Editor Virginia Keppler – who spat bile & vomit against apartheid and Steve Hofmeyr…
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    Free ?? You’re not free, Virginia. Your White Baas invented and developed your job. Your White
    baas gave you that job. Every day you use your White baas’ colonial language and you write how he taught you to write. You buy his race’s inventions and you eat the White baas’ (farm) products. You regularly indulge in the modern and luxury items that were invented and developed by Whites.
    .
    We take it whence it comes… your typical tirade against Steve Hofmeyr. The truth is sometimes brutal, but it remains the hard truth. Steve is right of course – he knows his history (remember : his colonial forefathers had the written language, so things can be checked)… while the “others” occupied this African continent for millennia and did nothing, absolutely nothing, except rob, rape,
    plunder & kill each other, heard a few cattle and perhaps plant a few mealies. They had no wheel, no plough, no clothes, no shoes, no written language, no compass, no roads, no towns, no gardens, no hospitals, no running water, no sanitation, no railway lines, no factories, no shops, or any other
    accoutrements of a civilization worth its salt. Did you know this Virginia ?
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    In 1900, Black South Africans were 3,5-million according to the British Colonial Government Census. By 1954 the Black population soared to 8,5-million, and by 1990 it increased to 35-million. This means during apartheid, the Black population actually grew apace, benefiting from the White’s (Western) medical knowledge and their excellent agricultural skills, producing the food to feed them and help them multiply to almost uncountable numbers.
    .
    Just read history and check out what the early English missionaries found when they ventured into the country’s interior in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They had no political agenda and they just wrote as they saw – they sketched primitive & savage people with spears, being half naked in small loin cloths, standing outside mud & straw huts. The missionaries wrote about the native Black’s raids, tribal wars and their early deaths because of disease and continuous internecine struggles. Isn’t it a bit ironic that most of the English missionaries that ventured into Africa were actually killed by those very same native “black sheep” (the ‘noble savages’ in loin cloths) that were proselytized by them ? Poetic Justice, perhaps ?
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    There were no land surveyors and no title deeds then – so claiming land now is a bit of a “hit and miss”, given that there were no (written) records of anything. It was the White man who studied and codified their primitive languages and taught them to read & write (who else did it ?). So, being “oppressed” by Whites is hardly the way it was.
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    There is no proof whatsoever that these African natives would have advanced one inch without White influence and intervention. Otherwise, why did they never create a civilization of their own ? Just look at where the Western nations like the Greeks and the Romans were even before Christ ! – Just look at their pristine architecture (for example the Parthenon and the Colusseum).
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    The Blacks once had their “freedom” ; they had the territory, and they had the sun, the rain, the rivers, the green pastures. Why didn’t they make use of it and developed it ? Oppressed ? Give me a break ! I would think they should go on their knees every day thanking the Whites who came to South Africa. What would have happened if the Chinese had gotten here first ? You should shudder to think about it, Virginia.
    .
    You always talk about the Black “owners” of this land. How can they prove they owned anything ? They massacred and almost exterminated each other. They didn’t have land surveyors or the written language, so no title deeds, and no records, no nuttin’. Where’s the proof, Virginia ? Aren’t you supposed to back up your “journalistic integrity” with facts and evidence ? Or did your LIBERAL (Jewish ?) White baas tell you that you can say what you like, because you’re so-called “previously disadvantaged” ? Perhaps you are also a bit “intellectually challenged” ?
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    So, Virginia, let’s get down to the basics. Every single thing you own and consume was provided to you by the Whites and their civilization. Tell me one thing – one single thing – that occurs in your life that is truly indigenous to Black South Africa ? Even your job (and it’s faculty) is courtesy of a White man. The language you speak and write, the clothes you wear, the buttons on your shirt, the zip in your blouse, the bra you wear, your tampons, your deodorant, the shoes on your feet, the food you eat… all of it originate from White civilization. The transport you use, the clean water from your tap, the electricity lighting your house, and the fridge and microwave in your kitchen are not indigenous to Africa.
    .
    The fact that you are not standing on some dusty red earth watching the Ebola health workers (clothed in special Western designed HAZMAT suits) take out your neighbours for burial, can be attributed to the fact that you live in a (White / Western) developed South Africa, taking advantage of the solid First World health system, whose foundations were laid down by the forefathers of the Steve Hofmeyrs of this world. Who else did it ? The Blacks ? They are busy destroying it, but that’s because it is in their (pre-historic, pre-adamic) DNA.
    .
    In October 2007, the World famous geneticist (who discovered DNA) Dr James Watson said to the Sunday Times that he was “gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.” … Dr James Watson simply confirmed the hard truth about the Black African’s relative lower intelligence and the inequality of races – as is also well documented in the book called “The Bell Curve” [Herrnstein & Murray, 1994, Hardcover].
    .
    Fact is : The Blacks are parasites and destroyers by nature. Why don’t you fill your liberal Naspers newspaper space criticizing them ? … And by the way, why can’t Africa look after the Ebola outbreak by itself ? Why must the White people (from Europe, America, and others) of this world rescue them from their ethnic & genetic backwardness, of not knowing how to even wash their hands ? The same goes for agricultural malpractice, famine and the resulting millions of dollars of “aid” that the Western countries always contribute to Africa’s chronic woes. And even after all the decades of Western aid – Africa (always standing with their begging simian cupped hands) is STILL as primitive, undeveloped and backward as it was ages ago.
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    It is also no surprise that African countries by far have the highest road fatality rate (per 100 000 motor vehicles per year). The vast majority of African countries are counting between a thousand to over thirteen thousand deaths per hundred thousand vehicles, per year. In 2010 the Central
    African Republic recorded 13 473 deaths per 100 000 vehicles. In 2011 South Africa stood at 156 deaths per 100 000 vehicles. In 2012 the USA recorded 13 deaths per 100 000 vehicles. In 2013 Germany recorded 7 deaths per 100 000 vehicles. This statistical comparison is clearly a reflection of the average relative low intelligence & competence of Africa’s population (who drives motor vehicles). In South Africa almost everybody witnessed or experienced negative incidents related to the behaviour of Black taxis on public roads. People (a population) with an average IQ of around 75 should never even be allowed to get into any vehicle.
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    Even in the USA (where the Blacks are only about 16-17% of the total population), the American jails are filled with over 90% BLACKS. Now this hard statistic reveals the TRUE simian (primitive, criminal, pre-adamic) genetic make-up of the African Black.
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    Face it Virginia : Liberals (liberal-humanists) are genetic retards. The fact of the matter is, Virginia, that you and your bunch of fellow genetically retarded & brain dead liberal scum would only call such abovementioned hard facts & statistics “racist”, because you and your ilk are simply sick and evil on a cellular & molecular level, and therefore you simply don’t like the truth. So, unfortunately there is no cure and no pills for being a genetic retard (like yourself).
    .
    About apartheid…
    .
    You continuously bleat about apartheid ! Did you ever think what would have happened to this country without apartheid at the time ? As the post-war hordes streamed into the cities looking for work (they can never create work, someone else must give them a job !), where would it have stopped ?
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    Our cities then would have become like our cities today, but only fifty years earlier ! We would have been sitting with a Robert Mugabe, Kwame Nkrumah or a Jacob Zuma fifty years earlier, with all that this implies ! Where did Eskom, Sasol, Iscor, our (Pelindaba) nuclear achievements and one of the world’s most vibrant economies have come from, except under apartheid ?
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    Previously, being unshackled by the huge drain of a welfare state (as we have now), white creativity and entrepreneurship flourished. Did you know that the SA Rand (currency) was worth more than the US dollar at that time (of apartheid) ? …that investors streamed into our country because the non-Mandelas, non-Mbekis and non-Zumas were in charge ? What does the fact that – for decades millions of Blacks to the north of us tried to stream into the “terrible apartheid pariah” country – tell you, hmmm Virginia ? Do you perhaps want “another” Black (Mmusi Maimane?) to rule South Africa ? I put it to you : The end result would be the same – chaos !
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    Like so many of your (libtarded) ilk, you call the truth “racial hatred”. Well, the whole world must be practising racial hatred because they do all in their power to keep the Blacks from Africa out of their countries. Why do you think the Australians won’t let aliens even touch their shores ? Why are the Italians and the French, Germans, Austrians and the Greeks complaining about too many Blacks in their countries ? Just check out Israel’s policy towards Blacks : they are deporting Blacks en masse and Blacks are frequently attacked in the streets of Tel Aviv. Why is this ? Is it an action ; or is it a REACTION ?
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    There are reasons Virginia, and they can be found in the streets of our once pristine South African cities. The fact is that when the Blacks move in, the Whites move out and this happens all over the world. In the USA the (Black) city of Detroit is now filing for bankruptcy for this very same reason.
    .
    Just like regurgitating vomit, you keep repeating your “we are twenty years into democracy, into freedom” platitude. Democracy ? – You’ve got to be kidding ! When the country is run from Luthuli House, where not one parliamentarian is responsible to any constituent, and where the so-called government is the worst (typical African) the country has ever had, there’s not much to be said for democracy. By the way : Democracy is a White invention (already implemented before Christ) and was only meant for a (segregated) White/Western society/civilization. – Ask the Romans.
    .
    I put it to you Virginia : “Democracy in Africa is the election of the incompetent and corrupt by the primitive, ignorant, illiterate, savage and barbaric. – And then they keep on ‘voting’ to keep the ‘correct party’ in power for decades.”
    .
    You talk about freedom ? Freedom to do what ? Freedom to be robbed, raped, tortured and killed ? Freedom for criminals to be released from jail due to overcrowding ? Freedom for murderers and thieves to easily get bail ? Freedom for dossiers & court documents to vanish ? Freedom to just occupy and take someone’s land ? Freedom to pee against someone’s wall ? Freedom to dump rubbish and sewage into our once clean rivers ? Freedom to murder someone for a cell phone ? To suddenly erect crowded shacks in a public park because you were “free” to come to a city with no job for you ? So that’s freedom, is it ?
    .
    Let me tell you : The “verkrampte regses” are right. The liberals’ so-called “Democracy and Freedom” screwed it up big time !
    .
    You arrogantly ask Steve to “pak op en trek”. Why don’t YOU do this if you’re not happy with the White man’s (apartheid) legacy to this country (a country ‘tainted’ by Western culture, colonialism & apartheid) ? Why don’t you move to a “pure” Black country ? How about looking for a job in Zimbabwe or Zambia ? Or Rwanda ? Hey, what about Liberia, the home of Ebola ! This is the country comprising of slaves repatriated from the United States. Liberia has been financed and supported by America ever since – the US couldn’t get them back to Africa fast enough ! Liberia has “freedom and democracy” too, but they don’t even know how to wash their hands or wipe their asses clean. There are NO Whites in Liberia, and that’s the difference. Why don’t you go there ? – solely to be amongst your dearly beloved Black brothers & sisters – and then you won’t have to put up with White people like Steve !
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    You talk about being “oppressed”. Yes, there was civilized law & order and you couldn’t just go into a park to pee & defecate and throw your papers all over the show and leave your takeaway (“pap & vleis”) leftover mess under a seat. Which park do you take your children to now, Virginia ?
    .
    Remember Joubert Park in Johannesburg ? Christmas used to be a wonderful time there – the lights, the theatre shows, the decorations. Now it is home to Somali squatters who live there, and hang their washing over the trees and use the gutter as a toilet. Was it better under apartheid , or worse, Virginia ? Today the park is “for everyone”, but who wants to go there ? You ? Would you also like to take a sh!t in the gutter, Virginia ? What was wrong with (civilized) control under apartheid ? Sweden for example didn’t have apartheid because it wasn’t swamped by primitive Third World hordes. Now our cities are ringed with squatter camps. I bet that you (ironically) live in a (‘bought apartheid’ style) high walled & gated community ; or if not, your windows are barred, and there’s plenty of “security”, right ? Security against whom, Virginia ? – Whites? No, Virginia, your security is exactly against that so-called “freedom of movement” you so like to point out.
    .
    Steve doesn’t “staan alleen in die land”. Not at all. Millions agree with him. Millions. They just don’t say anything in public. But they privately discuss these issues around their braaivleis fires, and they curse as they drive behind a Black taxi, or when they perhaps drive through Sunnyside in Pretoria – which was once a pleasant flatland with clean parks and nice shops. Now the rubbish lies on the streets, not in bins ; the smell of urine and excrement everywhere, against the walls and on the sidewalks. It is as if animals live there. The prostitutes and drug pushers roam from corner to corner ; waste is tipped out from flat windows and no one in their right mind would be seen dead living there. Likewise the Ethiopians, Sudanese, Rwandans and the Somalis wonderfully have it “all to themselves” in Africa. So, was apartheid so bad, or is this better ? Better for whom ?
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    And how about Hillbrow in Johannesburg ? It’s not called “Little Lagos” for nothing. If you feel free, just go and rent a flat there and then you’ll realize why there was apartheid. You claim that footpaths were only for Whites ? I never saw that. People could walk where they wanted in public places. There was no “one side for you, one side for me”. Where did you see that, Virginia ?
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    You ask how it feels to experience this and that. Does it not worry you that we experience things that are a hundred times worse than not being able to go into someone’s restaurant ? What about the out of control vicious and barbaric crime ? What about the wanton killing and torturing of farmers ? What about the unemployment and the terrible poverty, which is much worse than under apartheid ? What about the disintegration of critical infrastructure, the mismanagement & bankruptcy of just about every municipality, the daily plundering of State resources, the reckless pollution of our water supply…?
    .
    What about the corruption in government ? Is it the Whites, or is it the Black (liberal installed) Government ? Who has destroyed productive farms in their hundreds in order to prove a failed (Communist) policy ? Who is putting food security at risk ? The Whites ? Who has turned our once world class health system into a third world disgrace where many babies die, and where patients
    have to buy their own anaesthetics and medicines because the hospitals have run out ? The Whites ?
    .
    Who burns their own classrooms when they complain about poor education ? Who burns the trains when they are a bit late ? Who doesn’t answer phones, doesn’t provide service, doesn’t reply to letters and generally doesn’t give a rat’s ass for the people who pay their fancy gravy train salaries (or fund their KFC buckets) ? …is it the usual “comrades & bruthas” occupying jobs for which they are not qualified ? …or is it the Whites ? Who are “deployed” somewhere else when they’re found with their hands in the cookie jar ? White employees or the others ?
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    Your “freedom and democracy people” can’t even run a post office, Virginia. They steal tons of copper cables and they can’t keep the country’s electricity running ; and they can’t run the Johannesburg Zoo, let alone protect our wildlife. They (for example the Mandela family) shamelessly let their animals starve to death on their farms (which they were given on a golden platter by their pals in the government). They are unable to produce books for school children. They steal from their own children’s school feeding schemes. They steal from the social grants (read : parasitic welfare payments) destined for “poor and old people” in the rural areas, who stand all day to get their money.
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    They like to make noise and they monkey-chatter nonsense with regularity. They promise the moon & earth but do nothing. They are charlatans of the first order. They take or accept no responsibility. They refuse to admit they are wrong. They are primitive, unintelligent, incompetent and generally useless. It’s always someone else’s fault – it’s the stolen cable, its apartheid, it’s the weather, its colonialism, its racism, its homophobia, etc… whatever ! This is why they are legal thieves under the guise of “Affirmative Action” (AA) and “Black “Economic Empowerment” (BEE).
    .
    They need AA and BEE because they can’t even start or run a spaza shop in the township. They rob and assault the Somalis and the Pakistanis who do start them. They are a disgrace and you would do well, Virginia, to concentrate on this parasitic cancer eating away at a once beautiful and prosperous country.
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    Don’t worry about apartheid, Virginia, or Steve either. There’s much worse on the way to focus your mind. There is a bloody civil war brewing on the horizon… and it is not a question of IF, but WHEN. But for now (for the little time you and your despicable & repulsive breed have left) you should concentrate on crime, and our high walls, electric fences, window bars and our alarms and our palisade fences with the spikes on top. It’s amazing how many commentators say that crime “affects the Blacks more”. Of course this is true – but what is relevant – is that (still) the PERPETRATORS are BLACKS.
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    Blacks by far outperform any other ‘oppressors’ when it comes to treating their own kind. Even before and after 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck put his white feet on the Cape’s white beaches, did the Blacks already pillage, massacre, rape, rob & plunder each other almost into extinction (look up the Mfecane / Difaqane) on their dark African barbaric continent. By far Blacks kill (and killed) more Blacks than anyone else. Even until today primitive ancestor worship, cannibalism and muti-murders (for witchcraft) are frequently practised in Africa.
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    But when there were Whites-only areas, there was hardly any crime. This is why there were no bars on windows, no townhouse complexes (for security !), no boom gates to keep WHO out ? – Whites ? No, it is because of Blacks dear Virginia. When they were not there (everywhere), there was virtually no crime.
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    You miserably fail to promote or defend your sick liberal-humanist ideology anymore, Virginia. Your satanic leftist, liberal-humanist ideology is corrupt and BANKRUPT ! And you and your despicable lib-tarded ilk’s days are numbered. Soon African Poetic Justice will be served on you and your type.
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    So put up, or shut the F*** up ! Concentrate on bringing to book the criminals (both government and freelance)… but before you do this – you would first have to build many (at least ten times) more prisons, because there is just not enough space to put away the amount of criminals & savages in your beloved Apezania. And then leave Steve alone because he’s telling it like it is, and so should you. But we know you won’t.
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    Meanwhile ask your beloved Black brothers to show a greater love for their traditionally Black areas, to (“proudly”) send their Black kids to Black schools, to only use State hospitals & clinics, to go to Black doctors (or traditional Sangomas) and to buy their traditional African clothes (loin cloths ?) from fellow Blacks in places like Soweto, and to refrain from using the evil White man’s inventions.
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    Face it : The “sins” of apartheid are pisswilly compared to the wholesale rape, pillaging, plundering and polluting of South Africa by the liberals, charlatans, savages and barbarians of Africa.
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  • John

    To Helen Ziller
    I have read your post and agree that racism is absolutely wrong
    Listening to a radio station, the presenter with a bit of excitement in his voice declared Steve Hofmeyr as a racist. I thought what and when did this happen. He was always very popular with most, why is he now called a racist? So I started to investigate, I found that one of his issues was farm murders. I started to look at this further, and found that people were throwing figures around from 3500 to 4500 farm murders over the last 20 years, but could it be so many. I have never even heard of one such murder in the local media, and then I found a report from the anc government dated up to 2007 that gives a figure of 1600 farmers Murdered, wow so it is true! And that some were tortured in the cruelest unimaginable ways. There is absolute proof of this. The one attack that really left me in an emotional state was this one. Attie his wife and child aged between 2 and 3 arrived home at the farm where they lived, when a group of men attack them. He tried to protect his family but succumbed under a barrage of panga and knife attacks stabbed 151 times, and with a pitchfork sticking out of his neck he died. His little daughter trying to help her father walking towards him, standing in his blood was then picked up by her head, hit with a panga, dragged to a small storeroom and shot in the head, then dumped into a cardboard box. They then took her mother into the house and made her open the safe, where they stole some weapons and then shot her in the head to. Is this racist enough for you Helen? If not then you are made of stone. Why is this not reported in the mainstream media? You must be aware of this; hell there is only one way to plead ignorance! But then it does not make you a good leader, when you stand in the world’s criminal court with your friends in the media, ANC and others .Are you going to plead ignorance? It did not work for the Gestapo or the SS. Zuma and malema sings in parliament bring me my machine gun, shoot the Boer shoot the farmer, and true to the song it happens. And you cannot say, you did not know.