PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Frik Vermeulen
 
Comments: 88
Article views: 4030
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Frik Vermeulen's badges.
 

The problem with Afrikaner violence

28 February 2013, 10:00
I am somehow pleased with Minister Lulu Xingwana's apology, but in truth, I'm not entirely convinced that an apology was necessary. I grew up on a farm in quite a big family.  Four brothers and two sisters.  Also with uncles and aunties around most weekends.

I can attest first hand at how us 'boeties' used to get a good few hidings when we misbehaved.  Sometimes I can say they were justified, but not always. My father and our uncles enjoyed a good dop on Saturday, especially when watching rugby or at a braai. But after too many brandy and cokes, sometimes things were getting out of hands and there was also sometimes some punching.

So again, first hand I can say that there was a level of violence in our homes, which was normal for us growing up, but what I cannot agree with with Minister Xingwana, is that it was anything religious or was anything of ownership over wives and children.

That part of her message is offensive to be honest.

Firstly, to say all Afrikaners are Calvinist is very untrue.  That is more of a English church and even the word is English.  We have our own brands of churches like NG, Pinkster and even Dutchman Reformed.  And we can't forget AGS which is like an Afrikaans Rhema or Hillsongs. Also, doing my research last night, i can see that religion is not really to blame for much violence in history. 

I read of Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin, sworn atheists who are responsible for many more millions of violent deaths so it's not religion but more atheism and I don't know any Afrikaans atheists because we are religious by nature.

I hope the Minister and other Ministers in high government would better control their opinions into the future to be able to avoid the issues and blacklash we're seeing today.

Let us continue to nation build and forgive when offended.  I forgive the Minister for what she is saying about Afrikaans.

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
88 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wende Davids
City of Johannesburg you shameles...

City of Johannesburg, your lack of competence and customer service are so 1920... Read more...

8 comments 337 views
Submitted by
Wayne Russell
10 Rules for Our Home

My wife was inspired a few years ago to create these rules for our home. They are not posted on a wall, but we as parents live by these, and try to hold our children accountable to them. Read more...

0 comments 64 views
Submitted by
Joe Oppenheim
No more strikes!

If you want a better standard of living, you need a higher salary. To get a higher salary, you don’t ask for an increase. That just creates inflation which hurts everybody, including you, later.  Read more...

4 comments 133 views
Bottle Stores and Pavlov's Dog

Along the KZN coastline there are many small towns that cater to holiday makers. But I heard a ridiculous story... Apparently, if you sell any alcohol, then you have to be 4km from any church or school.  Read more...

4 comments 401 views
Submitted by
Henno
A Step in the Right Direction, bu...

Today I would like to remind those of you who actually takes the time to read the opinions on here that the War we are fighting against injustice is far from over. Read more...

4 comments 168 views
Submitted by
AlanWright

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

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid 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.