Azayo deplores govt’s double standards over ET’s death

2010-04-08 12:29

THE Azanian Youth Organisation said today double standards were

being applied regarding the treatment of black people and the death of AWB

leader Eugene Terre’Blanche.

“Even under a democratic government, black farm workers have been

made to eat cow dung, tied to bakkies and dragged for kilometres, they have even

been fed to lions like cheap meat,” read a statement.

“When all this brutality was being meted out against black people,

there was never a national uproar.

“But when one white person dies, government ministers run around

frantically and the rest of the country is expected to join this charade of

double standards.”

Terre’Blanche’s murder on his farm in Ventersdorp on Saturday was

followed by a visit to the area by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and National

Police Commissioner Bheki Cele the following day.

It came amid controversy over the singing of the lyrics “shoot the

boer” by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

The ANC believe the song is part of their liberation heritage while

many other observers feel it is an incitement to violence and is insensitive to

the murders of farmers.

Azayo said the two people arrested in connection with

Terre’Blanche’s death were “heroes” and vowed to continue singing the song

“shoot the boer”.

The ANC yesterday asked its members to restrain themselves from

singing songs that could polarise society.


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