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SA men take down Australian robbers

2012-06-29 09:21

Johannesburg - Two Australian robbers have been overpowered by two former South African men in a house in Queensland, Australia, Beeld newspaper reported on Friday.

Former East Rand businessman Theo Nel, 42, and his father Kobus Delport, 68, the former head of the security police's Springs branch, overpowered the burglars, beat them up and subdued them until the police arrived.

Nel told the newspaper that this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland, and that journalists had camped on the family's lawn for two days afterwards.

Two masked burglars, armed with automatic rifles, stormed into Nel's home, and took him to the study to fetch his wallet.

It was there that he and his father overpowered and disarmed them.

Delport broke one of the rifles on one of the burglar's head, while Nel broke his knobkerrie beating the other man.

"There was one hell of a fight, but we hammered them. I just wanted to protect my family," Nel said.

Comments
  • logical007 - 2012-06-29 09:29

    Bwaaahaaaa... you don't mess with a South African! We are well trained in the art of being attacked in our homes at gun point. No where in the world are the criminals as 'talented' as here! This is when the saying goes wrong place at the wrong time. Love the part of the media camping on the lawn... imagine that happening here.. our papers would read like a book!!

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-29 09:51

      @ logical007, The diferance over there, the gov is not on criminals side

      ThinkingChick - 2012-06-29 09:52

      Best and funniest comment I've seen all week.

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-06-29 10:23

      You have got to feel sorry for these poor Australian robbers..... Of all the people to rob, they pick on two tough boertjies! Ag shame!

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-29 10:53

      Wow fighting them off with a traditional weapon and a empty rifle that takes some doing. I think we victims of crime and especially the farmers must take note of what can be done .

      vdwjasper - 2012-06-29 11:20

      Eh, that's not a knobkierie.

      Boomerang-Bobotie - 2012-06-29 13:30

      Just out of interest, here is the full story from an Australian newspaper. Read the charges that the robbers are facing towards the end of the article. http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/06/25/police-charge-two-60-charges/

      Boomerang-Bobotie - 2012-06-29 13:35

      According to the Australian newspaper, amongst other charges, they are also facing charges of "six counts of deprivation of liberty". That sounds like something that should be in our law books as well.

      Sharon - 2012-06-29 19:26

      lucky they were in australia,here they woul;d have been murdered

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 20:20

      @Boomerang.. "6 counts of deprivation of Liberty" if we make it law here it would be a nightmare. Image what will happen at the shebeens with all that liberty...

      Edwin - 2012-06-30 14:34

      They have military training which means Jiu-Jitsu hand to hand combat. It's an investment to study a combat form. Every South-African should make a note and do the same. Never know when you might need it....even in Australia. Wel done Oupa Delport! Moenie met jou mors nie!

  • Stille - 2012-06-29 09:30

    Well done sirs...."the former head of the security police's Springs branch" - takies no less.....

      Stille - 2012-06-29 10:19

      Sure Gordon, lets not make things up. The taakmag was formed in the early to middle 70's as a result of the israelis wanting protection for their athletes. " Die bl1ksems" as they were known as, were all security police members. Now go read up. is true. I wont lie i swaer yo honour.....

      vijev - 2012-06-29 10:38

      @Wesleywt - That says a lot about the readers on this site

      Stille - 2012-06-29 10:46

      @ramapatchmoodley - YOU also use this site btw...

      vijev - 2012-06-29 10:49

      @Witpoortjie - Thanks I noticed :)

      Stille - 2012-06-29 10:51

      :-)

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:11

      Weselywt, shall we rather speak of Zuma's new very expensive plane then?. Why you people always have to scratch in the past is beyond me. Just so you know a lot of apartheid years I spend away from South Africa,the old govenrment found that a better solution for me.

      gordon.turner.37 - 2012-06-29 12:22

      Is was the late 70's and because of the Fox Street Siege where no special hostage rescue team was available. Israeli yes, athletes no. I doubt very much that you can confuse them with the duties of the security police. Anyhow, doubt the robbers in this case care, all they know is that they picked the wrong house.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-29 16:05

      Whats really encouraging these hero's wont be treated as the criminals and the criminals wont be treated as the hero's and be given special treatment as is the case here.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-06-29 20:18

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg: "shall we rather speak of Zuma's new very expensive plane then?." Yes with pleasure we will discuss that plane. I am pretty sure we can contact some Okie in Somalia, Nigeria, Libya, to take it down. Hopefully it is insured against terrorism, or acts of God.

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-06-29 09:36

    I would've paid a decent amount of money to have seen THAT!

      ThinkingChick - 2012-06-29 09:52

      You and me both.

      archangel.zerachiel - 2012-06-29 10:21

      Me as well...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 20:21

      ag ok...make it 4...

  • Ndivhuho Munyai - 2012-06-29 09:38

    U cn run bt u can't hide away from crime...it's everywhere....as long as u alive that's wat matters...

      snoopy.snoopaloop - 2012-06-29 09:50

      The Fact is Ndivhuho, yes crime is everywhere. BUT, at least it's not as brutal & savage as is in South Africa. Criminals there are so dumb, they tried to rob a petrol station with a butter knife! Thank goodness the lady behind the counter was a South African and Punched the dude knock out! This made front page news! It's not an everyday occurrence.

      Chris - 2012-06-29 10:33

      In civil society crime is an event, not at daily occurrence

      ndabenhle.ngubane - 2012-06-29 14:09

      We have too much crime in SA. Remember this was the first ever break-in in this area. Here is our criminal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSqeOy6bwto

      brian.exmachina - 2012-06-29 16:15

      Huh? That's what you took from this article? Here's what I got "this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland" Wow! No home invasions! "journalists had camped on the family's lawn for two days afterwards" So little crime they had nothing else to report on. Such a rare event that it captivated the media for TWO DAYS and nobody even got killed! You're really going to sit there, flip open a South African news paper, fold your arms, and say with a smug expression on your face "u cn run bt u can't hide away from crime"? Amazing.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-30 08:11

      First housebreaking ever - I'm afraid comparing that to us, Aus is crime free. Certainly a viable option if you want to hide from crime. Nice try Ndivhuho...

      indianajohn - 2012-06-30 16:47

      Ndivhuho: I'm sorry but you can't compare. Why must people be tortured and murdered just to take some money? Just take the damn stuff and leave. To harm people is so backward and savage, it's impossible to understand.

  • Jared - 2012-06-29 09:40

    lol nice one oom!

  • anton.burger.16 - 2012-06-29 09:41

    Practice makes perfect.....

  • danny.archer.589 - 2012-06-29 09:45

    Experience is the best teacher.

  • hendrikvs - 2012-06-29 09:47

    "Nel told the newspaper that this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland, and that journalists had camped on the family's lawn for two days afterwards." Are those reporters that hungry for sensation!!! LMAO!

      mo.matt.14 - 2012-06-29 13:27

      Dude, you have no idea. I've been there on holiday and there really is not much to report on in terms of crime, so the poor buggers were probably starving for a good story. Something like this will be on all their news channels for at least 4 days. LOL. And that is the truth, believe me. Go have a look at Australian news sites. It will either be some world news headlines, but mostly crap that we print on our back pages here...

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-29 17:46

      We can only dream of the day that a burglary in SA would attract this much attention. As we all know - in SA, even people being tortured and murdered in their homes is such a common event, it doesn't even make the suburban weekly newspapers.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-06-29 20:25

      The last good story they got was three years ago when a 80 year old woman got raped and beaten to death in the town of Cairns. It took the police three months to catch the perp and he is sitting in a special jail where nobody knows his name and he was transferred for his own safety. He was only committed in October 2011 2 and a bit years later.

  • Partiboy - 2012-06-29 09:47

    Give those two former South Africans a bells.

  • KReddy - 2012-06-29 09:47

    Lol I can't get over the knobkerrie

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-29 09:55

      Well walk around it then

      al.pal.106 - 2012-06-29 11:19

      Lol fussed.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:15

      Fussed, thanks for the laugh, that was a good one.

  • ThinkingChick - 2012-06-29 09:50

    Such a pity these guys left SA - we need more of them.

  • Vaaldonkie - 2012-06-29 09:52

    Does the reporter KNOW what an "automatic rifle" is?

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-29 09:53

    We build them tough here in South Africa. Well done.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-29 09:55

    Home invasions in Aus, I keep telling people the crime over there is increasing.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-06-29 10:38

      Well crime is increasing all over the world, but they've got a long way to go before they're even close to our figures.

  • stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-06-29 10:05

    Knopkierie?

  • inxsive - 2012-06-29 10:08

    Yes. 3 thing white south africans do better than the rest of the world. Fight, Drive and Survive

      ryan.viljoen.39 - 2012-06-29 10:26

      4. braai

      Stille - 2012-06-29 10:49

      5.Potjiekos 6.Biltong

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-06-29 11:19

      Inx, DRIVE ? you gotta be kidding me, that's one thing south africans can't do, worst drivers I have ever come across, can't even do the simpilest of manners such as drive on the left overtake on the right, totally clueless on the roads, I am generalizing here, obviously there are one or two that can drive.

      tshepo.selelane - 2012-06-29 13:46

      And bitch about everything

      inga.kabane - 2012-06-29 14:22

      i'm with tshepo on this one

      brian.exmachina - 2012-06-29 16:19

      If anything we don't bitch enough. If you complain enough about something it eventually comes right. Take bad service in a restaurant. The only people who don't complain are those who have very low standards, zero ambition, and even less pride.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-29 20:03

      Tshepo and Pixie - Be fair - they do have rather a lot to bitch about. Constant threats to their lives and their property for one. And when they do protest it is in a non-destructive way. When last did you see them staging a protest march whilst destroying property and burning everything else in their wake? When last did you wake in the night to find a gang of white people threatening you with guns and knives and demanding to know where your (non-existent) safe is?

  • milly.rumz - 2012-06-29 10:14

    hahahaha....crime is everywhere.

      Stille - 2012-06-29 11:06

      hahahah...so are idiots

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-29 16:05

      Now it's everywhere? It was the first incident in Queensland. Milly...try read the article and comprehend before you make stupid statements.

  • Preshen - 2012-06-29 10:16

    He is flying the flag high for all South Africans

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:19

      Sango, no reasonable person move to Mexico. The USA have lots of crime, but strangely enough in many places people never lock their doors. So what are you trying to justify?.

  • sango.jika - 2012-06-29 10:17

    And people think SA is worse, if you think about it countries such as Mexico and USA also have high crime rate.

      galmzala - 2012-06-29 12:47

      what is upseting me everyone think SA is worsen that gaza, afganistan, DRC, America,Britain. why all the people from these country I just mentioned when they get here they love it and they say we thought in SA when you leave your front door there is shootings all the way ther are no places you can go without being harras. to all of you who has had left SA stay where you are dont bother us, those who are here and believe and hoping for the better keep the spirit, we as truly SAs we will fight this together, those who feel they are not happy here just sell your house, car quit your job and go work on what only god knows, pack and leave follow your friends,stop making noise.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-29 20:08

      galmzala - it IS worse here - we have the highest crime rate in the world. As for your advice to leave SA and don't bother you - would love to and am working on it, thanks! Won't bother you - please don't bother me either. Thank you dankie.

  • craig.lott.589 - 2012-06-29 10:19

    of all the people in Oz these burglars decided to raid two old South Africans!!

      ryan.viljoen.39 - 2012-06-29 10:27

      Hey! 42 is not old! Please tell me 42 is not old!!!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-06-29 11:13

      Xenophobia attack maybe?

  • rikhoula.joy - 2012-06-29 10:19

    It just shows u that crime is everywhere, feeling ashame of those emigrating saying SA has crime, lafing now, weldone Guys, moer hulle

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-06-29 10:35

      I can actually go walk through the city on my own any time of the day or night in Brisbane. If anyone is a threat, you dial 000 and get an immediate answer and cops are dispatched to your location while you are still on the phone. That is the difference between SA and OZ. Law and order isn't just fancy words, it is enforced.... Haters will Hate!!!

      vijev - 2012-06-29 10:36

      Precisely my point. I would go to Aus or NZ for specific reasons for what they uniquely provide. Running away because of crime is really stupid. If you wanted to leave SA, just go and enjoy, don't give reasons.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:22

      Stephanie, here one can't imagine walking anywhere day or night. It makes me long for Europe Enjoy your freedom.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:23

      Vijev, no one leaves his homecountry to go and enjoy life somewhere else. Your roots are too deep for that.

      snoopy.snoopaloop - 2012-06-29 12:28

      Stephanie, Exactly, I use to catch a cab after clubbing, drunk as a skunk and no one looked at me funny. You can use the public transport, walk around with all your jewelry, money in your purse and handbag without clinging to it for dear life. People in Aus, are friendly, helpfull and great hosts. I use to park my car on the curb, my house did not have gates, burglar bars or any of that. It was PURE FREEDOM! S.A. = Disaster stearing down on civil war! So sad.

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-06-30 11:10

      @vijev - I don't need to justify my move, but if you must know my husband is an Aussie and refuses to live in a country that has no respect for the rule of law or each other. Like i said Haters will Hate!!! I did my duty for my country in uniform, i seriously doubt if you have done anything for SA thats worth mentioning.

      vijev - 2012-07-02 12:00

      @Stephanie: You don't know me, don't assume :) But then again its people like you who think they are doing something for SA and others don't. Its people like you who end up leaving SA to rot.

  • patrick.hoppe.7543 - 2012-06-29 10:21

    Thats great!! As a South African living in Qld, Australia at the moment, I am appalled at the rise in crime here in Aus over the last 3 years or so. And to hear that some South African okes bliksemed a few bad apple Aussies, is great news! I am sure this will make the morning TV news.

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-06-29 11:02

      Kagiso - IDIOT.

      DawieBlue - 2012-06-29 11:09

      Kagiso, why would they come back? Just so you can steal their land and oppress them?

      jimmy.pop.142 - 2012-06-29 11:12

      Kagiso: you obviously need to be given a harde pk

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-06-29 10:24

    Australian robbers don't kill people. They were hesitant to shoot and they got beat up. I don't blame them, you get life for murder over there.

  • Dawie - 2012-06-29 10:24

    Aussie burglars a bit soft it seems. Should have an exchange program where they can come over here and learn how to do things properly. If it had happened here though these guys would have probably been arrested for assault or taken to the CCMA for providing an unsafe work environment! Gotta love it!

      vijev - 2012-06-29 10:33

      Don't be so cynical! Don't forget why we have crime in the first place and you know who created that environment in the first place.

      logical007 - 2012-06-29 10:46

      @vijev please explain why we have such a high crime rate and who created that environment? I really hope you are not implying it was caused 18 years ago by apartheid? That these murderers aged 16 - 25 that are killing and raping farmers and their wives over cell phones and small amounts of money were affected by apartheid before they were even born? The fact that the present government is corrupt - can't even get school books to schools before June, wants to purchase a 2.5 billion rand plane before spending money on housing and basic needs of the people - you imply apartheid is to blame for high crime????? come on pull the other one

      Ze Don - 2012-06-29 10:57

      You're vijev, it's our current so called ruling parts fault... after all this is a direct result of their liberation before education policy as well as teaching people that it's okay to ignore the law in attempting to make the country ungovernable!

      vijev - 2012-06-29 11:11

      @Logical and @Ze Don - Now you are asking good questions! Apartheid played a small part (homelands, forced removals, etc). This indirectly caused people to live in areas that was not conducive to growth. So they took to crime. The biggest culprit was the mining industry. They forced so many men to live apart from their families in poor working conditions. When people live outside of family structures, always induces more violent behaviour and eventually crime. The second biggest culprit - the new government's lack of leadership, greed and corruption. So the attitude now is "If they can, so can we". Not very inspirational. Third biggest - Poverty and lack of education. We know this because 25% unemployed but vital skills not available.

      Ze Don - 2012-06-29 11:21

      @Vijev I have to disagree with you. Crime is a CHOICE and it comes down to a persons integrity, you can't shift the blame onto someone else. I can understand if a person steals food to feed their family though but otherwise there is NO excuse! I honestly believe that our penal system is to lenient on criminals, so there is no real deterrent.

      dorothea.dotty - 2012-06-29 11:43

      vijev continue justifying your race's total inability to progress, invent and contribute. WHAT precisely have you guys done for the world? the only thing you are good is blaming and taking....

      vijev - 2012-06-29 15:52

      Yes, crime is a choice. That's because of my second point - Greed. Why work hard when you can get it easier yourself? So you are making a point with what I've already said

      vijev - 2012-06-29 15:55

      @dorothea.dotty - Your argument is invalid. I'm from an Indian descent. The fact that you think "our race" is not doing much means you don't really know what've achieved. To correct your ignorance, I'm referring to the black population. In fact, where ever you might be, where there is a level playing field, we work hard and perform very well :)

  • vijev - 2012-06-29 10:31

    Wow... I can see so many frustrated South Africans here and not to mention expats leaving SA with such anger. What a pity. I've been in SA for the last 20 years, especially being a "non-white", things are levelling out for everybody. With that of course, there are negatives but I can see it being sorted out. So yes, Aus an NZ are MUCH MUCH safe and I can clearly see it becoming a place for ex-white South Africans to vent their anger about us in a safer place. What a pity.

      schalk.jonker.1 - 2012-06-29 11:34

      stupid ass, thats all i can tell you

      rui.d.barros.7 - 2012-06-29 11:54

      @vijev. Does your comment come with a dictionary WTF are u trying to say ??????-

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:27

      Vijev, you didn't mind living under apartheid then if you are here more than twenty years?. How things are levelling out for everybody is beyond me.

      vijev - 2012-06-29 15:59

      I think all of you have proved my point. No I actually came JUST AFTER apartheid ended. Mind you, then, crime was less and people took the police more seriously because the locals knew they would get smacked. Since the field is indeed levelling out and there is more freedom, the negative side is people don't take the law as seriously. But this is changing and I'm seeing lot more responsible. Its going to take a while to heal but at least, start with yourselves: start with forgiveness. There's not much more you can do.

      vijev - 2012-07-02 11:58

      Sigh... Looks like the message is falling on deaf ears... cheers guys

  • ayasaba.amaguala - 2012-06-29 10:37

    i am so proud of them. They really showed what it is to be a South African, you're always ready for anything. Dont mess with SA's, u'll get a dekdonorr..

  • Thapelo - 2012-06-29 10:44

    They went to Ausie t6o run away from crime, they find crime!! Makes you think eh! They left SA due to 'crime' and they are fighting it that side. All over the world there is crime, is just that in SA white newspapers are over-exposing it to shame the ANC government! To Ausie with Love, here they go!!!!!!!

      hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-06-29 11:17

      Thapelo - seriously!!!! So you are saying that the murders and rapes being reported should not be reported because it makes the ANC look bad?????? Are you seriously this mentally challenged?

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-06-29 11:23

      Thapelo, are you really that ignorant ?, shame the ANC government, they don't need our help to do that they manage that all on their own, supported by idiots like you.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:30

      Thapelo, maybe they left South Africa because they couldn't find work anymore thanks to their white skins. White newspapers?. Man get a life, as for over exposing the ANC, that bunch need no help from anyone in that department. Like Zumas new luxurious pane for instance?.

  • Gareth - 2012-06-29 10:45

    East Rand... So Proud!

  • Zanele - 2012-06-29 10:48

    Let me get this straight, Austrians involved in armed house breaking..Wow. so white people are capable of doing this kind of crime as well... interesting. You run from crime is SA only to find it in Ausie. bet they learnt a big lesson.

      lezanne.raath - 2012-06-29 11:01

      Uhhm Zanele, Australians not Austrians. Austria is in Europe. Very very very far away. Over the sea. Makes the rest of your comment rather null and void.

      logical007 - 2012-06-29 11:08

      Ya, well, no, fine!!!! must be the new schooling system?? GET yourself an ATLAS! Whities not very good at house-breaking with weapons are they???? See no rape, no murder and they got beat up real good!!! Guess they need lessons from the 'brothers' in S.A

      gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-06-29 11:10

      Yep. VOID - like the space between her ears.

  • Morne Van Staden - 2012-06-29 10:52

    @Thapelo - Hey numbnuts, if read carefully you would have noticed that this is one of the first incidents that have occured in the area. where as it seems to be a national sport ( government sponsored ) in South Africa. Crimes like these happen on a hourly basis here...

  • lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-06-29 10:56

    please do not try that at home because if you act as supporting actor Mr Nel and Mr Delport will be main actors James Bond and Steven Seagal,well done guys,nice one, I like it.

  • mfana.wakuphi - 2012-06-29 11:03

    lets make a movie,they ran away crime ridden SA to their suprise Ausie thugs r sisies.

  • thoka.mphoka - 2012-06-29 11:05

    Proudly south african products. You can't run away from crime no more. Come back home.

  • brendan.daly.581 - 2012-06-29 11:05

    Give that man a Bells!

  • Bianca-Anne - 2012-06-29 11:08

    I wonder if it was political motivated? Boer-genocide...? Wonder if they going to record this against ... Oeps, it happened in Australia, NEVER! UNBELIEVABLE. Clearly a misprint. The Moral .... crime happens all over the world.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-06-29 11:11

    Awesome!

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-06-29 11:13

    "Kobus Delport, 68, the former head of the security police's Springs branch" They selected the wrong house to rob...

  • ted.muusha - 2012-06-29 11:20

    They are former South Africans. What are they now? We always want to squeeze to be associated with a good story. These chaps did well to protect their families, but the are no longer 'SA Men'.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-29 12:36

      Ted, they are South Africans living somewhere else. No more no less.

      ted.muusha - 2012-06-29 13:32

      @Jacui. Why are they called 'former' if they are 'no less'?

  • david.tannahill.98 - 2012-06-29 11:24

    ...I hope Quade Cooper wasn't one of the burglars! :)

  • david.tannahill.98 - 2012-06-29 11:25

    ...I hope Quade Cooper wasn't one of the burglars? :)

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-06-29 11:25

    I see the Nel oke used a proudly S.A product (our very own Knobkerrie) to subdue his assailnt. The moral of the story: crime knows no bounds!.

  • Mzakes - 2012-06-29 11:26

    Ironic, probably running from Crime in SA.

  • david.tannahill.98 - 2012-06-29 11:27

    Ouch! Don't tell Bryce Lawrence - "Ruck! Hands off (my Aussie mates)!"

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-06-29 11:46

    Coming from SA they must be used to defending themselves.

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-29 12:05

    This should be australian news.

  • phill.erasmus - 2012-06-29 12:08

    Did anyone notice that Kobus Delport also shows off a shiner on his right eye with the "knobkerrie"?

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-06-29 12:19

    Good on ya Bruce....

  • skootzie - 2012-06-29 12:28

    // Nel told the newspaper that this was one of the first home invasions ever in Queensland // Wow. I think a few countries' governments (*ahem cough* ANC *ahem cough*) need to take a page out of the Aussies' book.

  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-29 12:28

    Just goes to show - there is crime everywhere. its just the judicial system that differs

  • neville.lollan.75 - 2012-06-29 12:40

    I read the comment of a black South African saying that "the whites ran away from crime in South Africa & that is what they got in Queensland". My dear fellow South African if I may address you as such, coming from a colored male If you were white or colored & were not given the same oportunities as the blacks & indians in this country that you were raised in by your parents, peers & the government of the day would you not seek a better life for yourself somewhere else in the world where you will be accepted as a human being & not a colored or white person, although the country has a higher crime rate then South Africa but at least the crime will not be directed to your person but for your belongings which makes it that much easier to accept because it was a crime of need, not hatred To the gentlemen that stated that they fled the country to get away from crime & got what they wanted my plea to you is sit down & do some soul searching, put yourself in the shoes of a white kid or colored for that matter as they r treated equally bad for reasons that you may find fitting for your parents past suffering, not yours or mine who were not involved in that strive, then flittingly see yourself dressed in that colored face trying to gain access to a job which you r qualified to do & r refused just because of yor skin colour(your parents may have gone through this) do you want me o yourself to go through this again or should'nt we work together to eradicate our country of this scourge

      konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-29 12:58

      Your right,but the last time i wrote something like that i got 34 thumb downs and a reply from someone called Piet saying\wat are you smoking,we are different and we will never work together\and he got atleast 38 thumb ups.