Do white South Africans get it?

2015-03-29 15:00

I hardly ever agree with Mondli Makhanya. However, in the article “The decline in the relations of race” (City Press, March 22 2015), he is spot-on.

Tim du Plessis speaks exactly like most South African whites. He doesn’t get it. Totally oblivious and clueless.

Holding on to his Afrikaner enclave seems closer to his heart than taking

his family to a government-led commemoration of Youth Day or Day of Reconciliation.

Du Plessis is preoccupied with himself, his clan and why he should be given the space to be who he is, rather than who he is within a democratic South Africa.

Listen to young South Africans who were born after 1994 and try to understand why the majority of them agree with Makhanya.

Check out the age of the “Rhodes must fall” protest leaders and understand why I say white South Africans just don’t get it.

Reconciliation is a meeting in the middle. The comfortable known or the uncomfortable but necessary unknown?

Vuyelwa Qinga

Tshwane

After 21 years of democracy, I could not have put it better than Makhanya.

That man deserves a Bells.

Cassey Madikgetla

Vereeniging

Du Plessis says “black people should stop thinking most white people long for apartheid”.

So, he would like to dictate the extent to which we must think as black people?

When our thinking tends to expose the hidden thoughts of a white person, Du Plessis does not like it. Dammit.

Tumi

via SMS

A divided South Africa remains untouched. And the pastors and ministers haven’t taken it upon themselves to address the issue.

Vincent

via SMS

Divided indeed, they (whites) are so unapologetic about it.

An attitude change can come in handy in this regard. Accept transformation.

Whites are full of hatred.

Mhlangabezi

Benoni

The president and his government constantly refer to “our people”, meaning the black people.

Whites are clearly not part of the government’s people.

Whites are constantly blamed for stealing the land and for all ills in the black community.

Whites are used as the scapegoat of the governing ANC to cover the party’s inability to manage the affairs of the land.

It seems to me that the Afrikaans schools, universities and language are constantly under threat.

L Mare

via SMS

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