Bok van Blerk

2008-01-24 15:43
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Bok van Blerk

In the news: Singer of controversial song De la Rey

It came out of nowhere, but Bok van Blerk's hit song about Boer War general Koos de la Rey, seemed to hit a nerve with some sections of the Afrikaans community.

Van Blerk, who co-wrote the song with Sean Else and Johan Vorster, said there was nothing political about it. This did not stop the far right wing and even some international fascist groups from hailing the song as a call to arms.

Van Blerk's album - with the same title as the song - sold over 100 000 copies, no mean feat in South African music.

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