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Huntley tries again for Canadian sympathy

2012-07-06 13:15

Johannesburg - South African Brandon Huntley is expected to have another chance at trying to convince Canadian immigration authorities that he will be harmed by black people if they force him to go home, The Star reported on Friday.

Huntley made the news when he was granted refugee status in Canada in April 2008 because of his fear of discrimination, harassment and possible death in South Africa.

He claimed to have been attacked by black South Africans.

The board's decision to grant him refugee status was considered racist by the South African government and was later quashed in a federal court.

Huntley unsuccessfully appealed this in the Supreme Court.

However, according to his lawyer, he is set to have another hearing with the board soon.

"The board would hear argument that he is at risk of returning to South Africa because of fear of being attacked by black South Africans; and because he is now a well-known white South African," Russell Kaplan told the newspaper.

Comments
  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-06 13:32

    I'm white, been living here all my life...have not been over seas once!! and I'm doing ok to be honest could be better but hey I'm happy. I will try do what I can to make my country a better place... black white indian you name it,i will try make it a better place.

      priyal.pillay - 2012-07-06 13:43

      Great attitude. respect

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-06 13:50

      Me too, not run away like a wimp

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-06 14:22

      me three?

      thusla.molepo - 2012-07-06 14:25

      Dear Bradley,you simply just made my day.Thank you

      npretorius2 - 2012-07-06 14:28

      Agreed! We have our problems, no doubt. But applying for refugee status is a slap in the face of real refugees facing genocide in their own countries.

      Windlass - 2012-07-06 14:45

      I hear you dude. Been to many places around the world and there is nothing like coming home. SA is home to me and my family and I will fight to the end to make it a better place not just for me but to help others to If I can. Stay focused and work with the people that feel the same. We can do it together!

      jason.sole.92 - 2012-07-06 17:49

      just been a victim of a horrible crime, have a desire to run away but in the end I am african like you. my job is to make SA a better place for us all.

      Hugh - 2012-07-06 19:07

      Geez what do live in, an isolation bunker. I have been stabbed lost part of a lung. Had five motor cars stolen, my home robbed six times, Two near misses in Durban city with bullets fly in all directions then to top that an armed robbery whilst standing in my underpants brushing my teeth. Now tell if that had happened to you would you still be so full of it?

  • gary.bhengu - 2012-07-06 13:35

    "and because he is now a well-known white South African".....really??

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-06 13:50

      He clearly thinks too highly of himself...

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 08:49

      I can not believe you are against Bradley and his desire to live (black criminal free)

  • David - 2012-07-06 13:39

    This guy is a real nut case. He should be sent back here and prosecuted for wasing everbodys time.

      Pieter - 2012-07-06 14:35

      You cant claim waste if you cant spell it!

  • KingPro - 2012-07-06 13:40

    Herein lies the problem with using the term blacks and criminals interchangeably... I'm a proud black South African and I too have my reservations about my safety at times, the difference with me though, is I have the smarts to know the difference that being black doesn't automatically make one a criminal. Get your head out of your ass, I mean seriously dude!!!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-06 13:51

      I say good riddance. We don't need wimp morons like him in our country.

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 08:51

      most criminals in SA, Canada, usa and brazil and the rest of latin America are black

  • wanga.murei - 2012-07-06 13:44

    I'd beat him up, not because he's white, simply because he is an idiot.

      andreviljoenjoubert - 2012-07-06 13:59

      He he. Can I have a go when your done.

      stephanie.bekink - 2012-07-06 14:56

      hysterical dude. love it.

  • mrp721 - 2012-07-06 13:45

    I say let him stay there, the way Julius Malema has started fires with his song Kill the boer, many of us would be safer overseas. I have been hijacked by black South Africans, I have had my house broken into by black South Africans, I have been mugged on the streets by black South Africans, so I think he has a point.. Hope they give it to him... Not once have I been hijacked, mugged or robbed by a white South African BUT that doesn't mean their aren't any bad whites out there, but lets face it, the blacks have turned the tables of apartheid on us and milking it for all they can. You can agree or disagree, but standing from where I am and considering all the crimes leveled at me being by blacks, Huntley has a point. White South Africans are no longer safe and we have Julius Malema to thank for that, he has instigated more crime and murder than anything good!!!

      wanga.murei - 2012-07-06 13:53

      are you a farmer or a mine mogul?

      Tshepiso.Vundla - 2012-07-06 14:28

      no ur stupidity is more likely to be the reason. idiot. white people are the minority hence black people are the majority (by FAR) and also have the least... so now can u c how the odds would work in stupid thinking's favor

      thurlo.cicero - 2012-07-06 15:13

      Let me remind you of something. Statistically - more than 70% of people in South Africa is black - the majority of crime will come out of this racial group. Like in a predominately white country - the majority of crime will be committed by - drum roll... whites. I sympathize with what happened to you, but not only white people are subjected to crime. The majority of crimes are committed against their own race - statistically speaking. I really cannot understand why we need to make this about race - lets make it about crime. Crime against whites are no different than crimes against any other race. You are not special - stop thinking you are. We are humans and when we are victims of abuse or crime, our humanity needs to come first and not racial type. What this guy is trying to achieve in his application should and must be a slap in face of all South Africans - not just a few. This country belongs to all its citizens and we all have a duty to make this country safer for all. Report your crimes and follow up on cases, not complain from the side lines and cry victim because of your race.

      rossanthony.regnart - 2012-07-06 15:57

      @thurlo.....while it would stand to reason that you should in fact be right (statistically speaking) regards the number of offenders by race. the numbers however say otherwise. when you look at statistics on a global scale you will find that the number of black offenders per 100000 people far outnumbers the amount of white offenders. and i include in this reasoning an example wherein the majority of a country's (USA as an example) population is white (Roughly 80%). prison stats for the US in 2009 put the total number of offenders at 2.4million inmates, now if you consider the fact that at the time about 700000 of them were white and 850000 of them black and compare it to population statistics that means that there were roughly 650 white criminals per 100000 white people and about 4500 black criminals for every 100000 black people. yes, you are right in stating that crime is crime regardless of race, i would implore you however, to refrain from making such statements without the relevant information to support your claim.

      rossanthony.regnart - 2012-07-06 16:15

      forgetting foreign examples for a second and taking our own population dynamic into account. for every 100000 black people living in SA, 341 are incarcerated and for every 100000 white people 60 are incarcerated.....

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 08:54

      I agree with you 100%

  • mark.govender.94 - 2012-07-06 13:50

    ROFL

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-07-06 13:51

    Please stay in CANADA with your other expat sissies there!

  • fareed.mohammed - 2012-07-06 13:56

    So there is no diversity in Canada? This guy is a joke.

  • Johan - 2012-07-06 14:00

    Well now he will be harassed by the police, immigration and SARS just to get back to him. But that should not give him refugee status in an other country. As far as I am concerned he should stay in Canada because within a few years he will be a burden on the system by having broken the law there. Isn't it funny that people always go back to their old ways????? Huntley cuk off, we don't need trash like you here.

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 09:03

      You have enough black trash there, next to you

  • Mark - 2012-07-06 14:00

    South Africa should revoke his citizenship. Why would any South African want to be associated with this opportunistic paranoid and racist individual

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 09:08

      I pray they revoke his SA citizenship so he can stay safely in Canada

  • Johan - 2012-07-06 14:01

    Well known for all the wrong reasons.

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 09:09

      Are you jealous?

  • kaMazibuko - 2012-07-06 14:08

    look at his headshot ??? he probably nuts, looking like a sex offender....stay there freak!!!

  • riotousr - 2012-07-06 14:10

    Just amazing what retards are capable of.

  • russell.edmunds.7 - 2012-07-06 14:19

    " Paralysed farmer's wife dies after attack." Whether he deserves asylum or not. Just read the headlines alongside this very article and ask yourself why our Black brothers have to do this to elderly white people. Whites can be evil too but when will these violent crimes perpetrated by blacks stop??

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 09:11

      I agree with you, Amen

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-06 14:36

    not a racist, a realist!!!

  • isabel.w.stokes - 2012-07-06 14:38

    This guy's life in South Africa was a horror story. If he'd had a black skin Canada would have accepted him in a heartbeat, no questions asked. Let him stay there and make a better life for himself. It's not yet a crime to be white.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-07-06 15:37

    I can understand his case, with a face like that I would also live in fear of people wanting to attack me!!

      Leonie Pietersen - 2013-07-25 05:23

      Your comment is unasked for. Look at the statistics Of the crime rate in South Africa. Babies, old people beautifull young people are getting murdered and raped.They put babies in microwaves. Wrap newspapers around their small bodies snd burn them alive, and u are humiliating a person on his looks?!!! Some blacks are out there to kill and destroy the lifes of white people. Age, gender and looks doesnt matter, color does. Be carefull what you say, you and your loved ones might be their next victims

  • olivia.kgatla - 2012-07-06 16:31

    Please,please let him stay in Canada.

  • lindy.m.oliver - 2012-07-06 18:08

    You just have to read News24 comments and Ancyl statements about what should happen to 'whites',maybe he has a point. For me, I love my country and have just as much right to claim it as mine as the people who's ancestors migrated from the north of Africa

  • Rory Neil Price - 2012-07-06 21:48

    Don't blame him, if he returned to SA, with BEE and all that crap he would not a job in any case, one of the Cardinal sins in SA is being white, unless you have a professional degree or good with your hands you stuffed, those that call you racist can kiss your Lilly white ass

      Nancy Navas - 2013-05-03 09:14

      I agree

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-06 22:50

    Seems like the blacks are scared of hin going by comments here.

  • Leonie Pietersen - 2013-07-25 05:35

    maybe the Canadian authorities are uninformed of whats going on behind closed doors in South Africa. Theres nothing in the news about the killings rapings and Farm murders in South Africa. I think some info about it and a few pictures of the victims should tie the knot for Huntley. No man with a heart will refuse Huntley assylium after being informed about whats realy going on in South Africa and with the necessary pictures of the victims they would surely grant him assylium

  • Aléjandrö Rübénstéin - 2014-01-16 09:22

    Don't blame the guy for wanting better for his life than coming home to this country. If I had half the chance I'd do the same thing he did. Not everyone has a chance to go overseas and he made the most of the opportunity. People call him a 'wimp'and accuse him of running away from one of the most violent countries in the world. Besides if Canada can accept thousands of African/Asian refugees I'm pretty certain one WHITE refugee won't make much of a difference.

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