Boer Viking in Babylon

2010-10-31 12:59

The most interesting character ­arrested with other rightwingers at a farm in Mpumalanga early this month is a Hägar the Horrible look-alike who calls himself the Boer Viking.

Günther Jurgen Kotze (32) ­became something of a cult figure on YouTube when he posted a ­video demonstrating his sword and pike manufacturing skills.

He not only wants to go to war for a Boerstaat with ancient weapons, he also added a new word for blacks to the racist lexicon?– ­“zombies”.

His video shows that he does not like hairdressers, ­water, soap or smiling.

His homemade sword is not an elegant ­Excalibur.

It resembles the kind of artefact purchased in a toy shop.

The Viking recently moved to Willem Ratte’s farm at Balmoral after declaring himself fed-up with “Babylon” (the new South Africa).

During the raid police confiscated dagga, an unlicensed R4 rifle, two hunting rifles, front loaders and ammunition. The Viking’s sword was not on the list of confiscated arms and ammunition.

After discovering that his ­movements in custody were ­mysteriously being updated on his Facebook profile, police searched his cell and confiscated a ­cellphone.

Kotze would not take City Press’s calls.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.