Bok van Blerk

2008-01-24 15:43


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

In the news in 2007

  • Bok's De La Rey 'hijacked'
  • De la Rey song not rebellious
  • Zuma a 'Bok' for De La Rey

    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.