I have never really agreed with Afriforum and Solidarity on anything. Simply because, their measure of poverty in RSA is the number of poor Whites since 1994. That in a sea of Black poverty. The other point that really gets my back mostly with the two organisations is the condescending behaviour when dealing with Black people ( be it government or anyone).
But with this knew strategy of going to the UN to compel the police Minister and indeed President Zuma to act, I am 100% behind them. The reason is: Maybe once the farmers' plight has been highlighted and the government "forced" to act, the plight of Black people in the locations could also be addressed with the urgency it deserves.
I know the ANC ( yes, my ANC and Gwede) will see this as a racial 'profiling' death. In essence, White blood is thicker than Black blood to Afriforum ( that would be the ANC's line. I will be disappointed if they do not pick that up- True to form). Here are my reasons for thinking that Afriforum is leading us the right direction this time around:
1. Not so long ago, I watched the programme, Cutting Edge, on SABC. I am still traumatised by one lady ( a mother and wife) who came onto the programme and talked about how she was brutally raped by what they called "the horse riders" in their community ( a euphemism for a rogue bunch of young men who terrorised them). The Most shocking thing for me was the fact that while this young man was brutalising this woman, he forced her to endure sex to some parts that she had never done with her husband ( I will not paint the graphics more, here save to say, you can imagine). The lady now uses napkins because she wets herself or should I say liquids are coming out on their own! That, for me and the fact that our very own President comes out and says "South Africa is not a violent country" forces me to agree with Afriforum
2. I have a 5-year old baby girl. The apple of my eye ( she never sleeps if I am not there!). And two days ago, I was watching news and saw how two young girls ( about 5 years old) were brutally raped and then HANGED! What kind of animal does that to an angel like that ( yes, my baby girl is an angel to me....)
3. The death of Corrie Sanders, Ratray, Goldin, and many more in my community ( and many more that are faceless and just statistic to the government) give me a chill in my spine when all the government can say is: We condemn in the strongest terms this barbaric act.
4. I am still traumatised by the fate of one gogo ( Bambusiba in the Eastern Cape) who was, including her "innocent" grandkids, were hacked down with axes. Because she was accused of being a witch! The government helped to bury her and the MEC in the Eastern Cape was crying at the funeral. And the government vowed "never again". But 3 years on, I can name a dozen other rural people in Nquthu and other areas that were hacked and are still being hacked to death....for no apparent reason.
5.The Western Cape has always been a capital for child disappearances and the government is in no hurry to set up a child unit ( composed of intelligence that will crack the ring that steals our angels). Instead, we have a rogue intelligence unit that gets paid huge amounts just to keep them on a leash for some politician's fight against another. All they do is to "craft mole reports" all day.
So, yes, I am with Afriforum on this one. Afriforum must just set up a bank account for us to donate funds so they can champion this cause. I know, I am being "counter-revolutionary" and not being "Black enough", but I feel this government ( I am a full member of the ANC, with a card and in good standing) has gone beyond letting us down! And my greatest hope is that once Afriforum win their case, to not stop with Afrikaners but to move on to all races. That for me is what I have always stood for and today marks the day Steven Bantubonke Biko died for a just cause. A cause that we cannot let go to waste. He said he dreamt of a day when there will be no majority but people of South Africa
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