PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
R.Phiri
 
Comments: 27
Article views: 1462
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all R.Phiri's badges.
 

Farm killings: Are blacks to blame?

23 March 2012, 07:07

A recent article in News24, slugged “Farm murders: Right wing seeks revenge” states that a right wing leader says the general consensus of a "nood volksvergadering", or emergency meeting of the nation, on the issue of farm murders and the killing of white people in urban areas, was revenge attacks on black people.

The article further elaborates that Andre Visage, leader of the Geloftevolk Republikeine, Covenant People Republicans said people were upset and wanted action. "They want to prepare for war. They want to set an ultimatum: for every single one of our people who are killed by a black person, 30 black people should be killed, because we are 30 times fewer than they are."

Violence breeds more violence, rather arm yourself and shoot the people intruding illegally onto your property. The idea of killing innocent people due to a group of minorities, who represent their race in a disgraceful manner, is the same as giving law enforcement the power and right to shoot to kill in order to curb the plague of police killings.

The sad truth is that black people are the main perpetrators of farm murder, but it's not as if we all converge on farms killing people at random. Some of us are not senseless killers; it's just a handful that tarnishes the image of an entire race. Hence this also means that not all whites are racists, it's just a minority that tarnishes most whites, who are even friends with black people. Like the fight against the E-tolling system we all need to unite and fight the problem together, a call for the death penalty would make a vital difference.

We are all fed up with crime, crime has no specific colour; apart from the colour we bleed when we are affected by it, we all bleed the same. The consensus I deduced from the article is that most News24 users feel that drastic actions such as violence will not curb the problem but inevitably lead to further outbreaks of racial crimes. The consensus also shows me that racism in time will inevitably subside, if we all seek the same goal of peace in our country.

My heart is colour blind, I love my fellow countrymen for who they are.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Joey Ranger
Our once beloved country is not s...

In 1989 I was conscripted to the SADF to do compulsory National Service, I decided to get it “out of the way” as I intended studying, little did I know that conscription would end shortly thereafter.  Read more...

39 comments 2921 views
Submitted by
Hendrik Kruger
The misunderstanding of pessimism

Pessimists are known to be thought of as generally negative, depressed and grumpy people. I'm here to tell you that this is very far from the truth. Pessimists are largely misunderstood realists. Read more...

36 comments 294 views
Submitted by
Michael Mnguni898
Bafana vs Super Eagles

I watched the game between South Africa with a combination of both excitement and anxiety from the first whistle to the last.  Read more...

2 comments 257 views
Submitted by
CharlieC
Creationist Have it all Wrong, bu...

I think creationist have it all wrong. No not that creation did not happen, I’m not going to argue that today, but rather the purpose they assign to creation is wrong. Read more...

17 comments 500 views
Submitted by
Girl tells firefighting pilots ho...

To the chopper pilots who flew the water-bombing missions over Fish Hoek yesterday, you are this 12-year-old's heroes. Read her touching letter HERE. Read more...

49 comments 12319 views
Submitted by
User pics: Fish Hoek fire

Firefighters are battling to contain a blaze in Fish Hoek. See all the News24 User photos - you can upload or e-mail yours. View gallery

5 comments 7471 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2100 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.