'Black people make me sick'

2011-10-09 14:46

Dublin - An Irishman has been sentenced to two months in jail by the Dublin District Court for hurling racial abuse at a South African election candidate, according to media reports.

Michael Walsh, 61, was sentenced on Friday after he told independent candidate Patrick Maphoso to get off his street and that "black people made him sick", Ireland's Herald newspaper reported.

He denied this, insisting he only told Maphoso, 43, to "fuck off", because he disliked all politicians.

The Dublin court heard he made his remarks at the same time that a neighbour, 28-year-old Michael Lawlor allegedly threatened to shoot Maphoso. Lawlor has since died.

Walsh was convicted of using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour outside his home in North Circular Road, Dublin on April 28 2009. He had pleaded not guilty to the charge, the Herald reported.

Maphoso told Sapa in May he was an anti-apartheid activist. He laid a criminal charge against the two men in terms of the Incitement of Hatred Act.

He had been in Ireland since 2001 and was running a security company. He was still a South African citizen and an "Irish resident". The country's laws allowed foreigners to campaign for local council seats, he said.

In an interview with Metro Eireann newspaper, he said one of the two told him black people made him sick.

"One of them said to me, if I 'don't want a bullet on my head' then I 'must leave the area'," he was quoted as saying.

"He said black people make him sick. 'All you fucking foreigners make me sick'."

Maphoso ran as an independent candidate and failed to win a seat on the council. He said the threat prevented him from campaigning properly.

  • JohnPicarra - 2011-10-09 15:04

    An anti apartheid activist, Who sings " shoot the boer, shoot the farmer " And than wants the farmer to vote for him?

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-10-09 15:21

      How do you know so much about him?

      David de Bruyn - 2011-10-09 16:20

      Yeah, if the ANC is so so much better than the Apartheid regime (who he fought against, why is he in Ireland? Makes you think!

      JohnPicarra - 2011-10-09 21:28

      johncarlos.biza and czovczov: The european finacial crisis is made worse by over 30 million africans and many more millions of illegals who get a place to stay, medical treatment, grants, schooling, transport. Why do you think these poor people cross deserts and seas to get there? Meanwhile, with 10% less people on benefits, it is a great help towards recovering from the crisis. Or could it be that Patrick Maphoso is an operative for a comrades/tsotsis/gangsters/drug dealers, and that is why you are so interested in his well being?

      Realist - 2011-10-10 08:06

      Yo, sparkles...I am definitely not a fan of the ANC, but they have nothing to do with this. All i can say is: 1. Everyone is entitled to tehir beliefs, whether teh rest of teh sheep world like it or not, if he doesnt like blacks, he doesnt like blacks...that his feeling... 2. F@#$ing this country up should be enough, why does he want to go there and do it to that country...go there, abide by their laws, and dont go rubing people up the wrong way for no reason...

      czovczov - 2011-10-10 08:46

      @Realist can you please keep it real and view this as just a racism case nothing do do with other stuff you are waffling about.

  • Bud. - 2011-10-09 15:07

    People should stop being so f-ng touchy. The world would be a better place if people didn't get arrested for spilling a drink on the president's bodyguards shoe. But now we live in a society were everyone wants to complain because " mommy that boy was mean to me"...

  • JohnPicarra - 2011-10-09 15:09

    This guy is 43 in 2011. He was 33 in 2001. Apartheid ended in 1990, he was 22. The Group Areas Act ended in 1987, he was 19. I seriously doubt that he was any activist at all, just another african getting european benefits...

      Collitjies - 2011-10-09 15:28

      Yes, he wanted a counciller to get rich quickly like his cadres here in RSA, although I don't think he could with the Irish government in charge however it would be worth a try.

      feykus - 2011-10-10 08:33

      teenagers were activists...

      Mags_24 - 2011-10-10 09:43

      @mobiles - yes they were clearly hanging out with white people. where else would they get the K word from. what a disgusting bunch.

      Dilika - 2011-10-10 10:24

      Well John maybe you don't know, the late Tsietsi Mashinini was 18 when he turned South Africa on its head on June 16, 1976. Phillip Kgosana was 17yrs when he lead the anti-pass march in kwa-Langa (Cape Town) in 1961. Stompie Seipei was 14yrs old when he lead the consumer boycott in Thabong, Solomon Mahlangu and Andrew Zondo were 19yrs old. To cut the long list short, the 1976 and 1985 generations were all around 18 and 19 yrs, others were even younger,when they left the country into exile to join the anti-apartheid movement abroad. Age in anti-apartheid struggle was not an issue.

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-10-09 15:10

    "an anti-apartheid activist" and "in Ireland since 2001" is rather interesting. Could he dislike our current leadership? Surely not!

  • Orkney - 2011-10-09 15:16

    Racism is still alive,White people don't like us,they tolerate us

      ObieKonobie - 2011-10-09 15:31

      And the same can be said of black people's behaviour towards white people

      Brandon - 2011-10-09 15:33

      Well black poeple clearly dont like white people otherwise there wouldnt be so many white farmers murdered and on a regular basis

      barry.mcbride - 2011-10-09 15:52

      There’s a huge difference between disliking and being racist.

      So What If.. - 2011-10-09 16:14

      You are so right! We do not have a choice but to tolerate you!

      Sizwe - 2011-10-09 20:11

      @ Barry. If the root cause is race than it is RACIST.

      allie - 2011-10-10 08:18

      Sizwe ,the root cause is black culture,and not the skin colour

  • dachshund118 - 2011-10-09 15:20

    What's this Maphoso guy doing in Ireland? He's not part of the minority who are currently suffering in South Africa. Surely he voted for the current SA government. So he should actually be here in SA to support his leaders. During the Anglo Boer War, the vast majority of the Irish were Pro-Boers - so they should rather welcome White South Africans in Ireland.

  • Skiballas - 2011-10-09 15:22

    these bloody ginger people make me sick LoL

      Skiballas - 2011-10-09 15:24

      these bloody new zealand refs make me sick

      Skiballas - 2011-10-09 15:25

      bloody australian rugby players make me sick

      jacky.wrighton - 2011-10-09 17:08

      carefuk're gonna be in 3 different jails when all the over-sensitive little mommy's boys read this!

      Robschele - 2011-10-09 20:23

      Bloody maaifoedies make me sick. I don't trust them. They steal the money from the poor and visit their girlfriends in other countries. They bankrupt the mines and mess up the transport system.

      Mgayi - 2011-10-10 09:14

      Bafana bafana , Amabokoboko , News24 forumites , all y'all make me sick

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-10-09 15:23

    Xenophibia is alive and well all over the world....

  • ricky.cockcroft - 2011-10-09 15:26

    @ Ian, two words....SHUT UP!

  • JimbOb - 2011-10-09 15:36

    Me too - thats why I am never going to eat another one!

  • Mtizozo - 2011-10-09 15:45

    poor irish man, can the two months be the two decades,,

      mobiles - 2011-10-09 19:56

      What about you corrupt brothers in the ANC , but they get away with murder , could it be because they are black ? 80% of the government belongs in jail !

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  • Hugh - 2011-10-09 15:54

    Exactly what is wrong with that man's opinion. We have the same attitude toward our black neighbours. Just Imagine the riots if the black neighbour was allowed to stand for any SA municipal election. In any event it is Ireland for the Irish not much different to SA when all said and done. Well that is if you believe reality.

      colin.dovey - 2011-10-09 16:36

      @Hugh - where are you living - we ALREADY have MANY Black DA Ward Councillors - get your facts straight.

  • Kokoumbo - 2011-10-09 15:58

    I don't get upset by racist people because they are stupid and ignorant!

      barry.mcbride - 2011-10-09 16:13

      Yes, I agree with you but it does depend on the situation too.

      Wyse-man - 2011-10-09 18:22

      There are more goodwill amongst our people to accept each other,and to like each other for who we are.Its only a few that cant cope with the reality of a New Southafrica.Dont worry they will die out.....and they can do nothing to change our Beloved land..

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-10-09 16:02

    Why is this newsworthy, its just convenient as its divisive - sure plenty of black okes who don't like white okes saying nasty things to them as well. Whoopy, get a life.

  • PinkandProud - 2011-10-09 16:06

    It's so funny the way SA blacks are quick to condemn this white Irishman for despising a black South African coming to his country and trying to run the show. If they want to condemn the Irishman why don't they look in their own backyard and at themselves for setting foreigners alight in SA. Never heard of what black racists are called? Xenophobia ring any bells? I also wonder what this Maphoso guy is doing in Ireland (part of the evil West) in the first place? Why isn't he here in SA uplifting his brudders instead of creaming the crop in Ireland? What happened to Africa for Africans?

      emile.eley - 2011-10-09 22:09

      Newsflash! Irish economy in meltdown. No cream left.

  • Deset Rat - 2011-10-09 16:09

    Michael Walsh should have found out first if he was an ANC candidate. I'm sure any reasonable Court would have let him off with a caution if the candidate was ANC aligned, white or black. Most people in RSA with a brain don't like ANC politicians either.

  • Peeved - 2011-10-09 16:14

    We need the Incitement of Hatred Act here, imagine all the ANC SACP and ANCYL knobs behind bars where they belong!

      Sizwe - 2011-10-09 20:24

      Dont forget Koos my neighbour, and that farmer I think his name is Gerrie whom I wanted to buy a cow from but ended up taking my money else where he said some revolting things. Oh and dont forget half my lecturers from Varsity, then SA would truly be a better place I say...

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-10-09 16:20

    I think that this is awful. Sad to see there are not many white people reaching out to a victimised man here - does not bode well for this country

      Hugo - 2011-10-09 16:58

      sad indeed,considering that our politics is still um race based and we still have to vote in 2014. Any one wanna guess the result?oh i forget black people are stupid and the ANC is racist whilst the rest of N24 commentators are just victims of racism

  • Flasheart - 2011-10-09 16:25

    Maaifoedies make me sick!

  • Noah - 2011-10-09 16:33

    What kind of world is this?

      Robschele - 2011-10-09 20:59

      Ask the ANC. They know.

      Flasheart - 2011-10-09 22:11

      This is a world Malema wants to watch burn.

  • Christo - 2011-10-09 16:36

    Sounds like some Irish Joke, A Black South African Irish Politician who runs a Security Company,holy polony!

  • Da M.B.A - 2011-10-09 16:56

    People are lost and caught up in this difference of skin pigmentation...we all have red blood, our anatomy n physiology are the same...we are HUMANS and God created this diversity to reveal to us how diverse and creative He is...not for us to hate one another....Wake up from this delusion, wake up!

      Just Greg - 2011-10-09 17:36

      Respect for this comment, because it is so true and straight to the point.

  • Whitey - 2011-10-09 16:59

    Michael, can you imagine our permanent chronic sickness in South Africa???

  • Kokoumbo - 2011-10-09 17:06

    Usually, the press blows everything out of proportion in order to sell stories. The more controversy a story causes the more likely the public will pay attention...The media is the biggest drama queen that thrives on attention.

  • Farmerman - 2011-10-09 17:17

    Lucky he lives in Ireland hey

  • Pigscanfly - 2011-10-09 17:28

    So it's not only the Irish

  • Winsome - 2011-10-09 17:34

    So he goes to jail for saying black people make him sick. What then should be done to an idiot who sings openly about killing whites? Nothing I suppose, as it is said in SA and not Ireland.

  • StoneAngel - 2011-10-09 18:09

    I had a BLACK (born in the RSA) branch manager (post 1995) who regularly used to say that he was "sick and tired of these K's" and he used say in his own words " my K's are not working hard enough and were lazy." When I used to reprimand him his reply was "they would always be K's" . Apparently he still talks this way!! - I wonder what the judge and Maphoso would say to him? But then I suppose when it comes from a black man it is OK.

      dithala - 2011-10-09 20:15

      He was referring to you, you moron.

      Hugo - 2011-10-09 22:29

      do you normally lie on news sites or is it because of the loss?any way stoneage if it rocks your boat

      Side_Winder - 2011-10-10 10:50

      Yip, I worked with a black manager in the transkei who called others blacks the 'K' word to. the best was going to his house and meeting his dog. The dogs name..... KD... F#Ck I used to pi$$ myself laughing everytime he called his dog. The world is a strange place!!

  • ex-pat - 2011-10-09 18:21

    If the Irish government had any influence in SA, practically everyone who comments on this site would be thrown in jail! ;-) I can see why Walsh reacted as he did - his own government has sold him down the river, and along comes an African who's going to do the same, as far as Walsh is concerned. If SA thinks the rest of the world doesn't know how corrupt the ANC and its supporters are, then think again. Walsh knows only too well what happens in Africa, and he's damned if he's going to allow one of them to get any influence in Ireland. Also, the Irish government is DAFT to allow foreigners to stand for public office! I have had run-ins in the past with Irish republicans, who are so politically correct they disengage their brains, so although I'm disgusted to hear this news, I'm not surprised. I once lived among them... enough said.

  • Vissie - 2011-10-09 18:35

    What makes me sick is that an Irish man in his own country gets sent to jail for saying that black people makes him sick and *&%^&* Malema gets to sing in South Africa Kill the Farmer - Kill the Boer and what happens to him !? How can racism only work for black people !?????????

      device - 2011-10-10 09:57

      It doesn't only work for black people vissie! if you remember correctly Afriforum has WON THE CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why does everyone go on as if Malema won the case when he lost it and has not sung the song since!

  • Gareth - 2011-10-09 18:41

    News24 obviously realise that headlines that intimate racial tensions bring readers on slow news days. The incident took place in Ireland, between Irish residents, over 2 years ago. Sensationalist journalism rodes credibility News24. Your staff seem to think I want to waste my bandwith on crud that doesn't even belong on tha back pagers of YOU Magazine!

      JoooJooo - 2011-10-09 20:41

      So what - it still stimulates debate

  • Freddy - 2011-10-09 19:07

    You cant force someone to like you well he knows what S.A politicians are.

  • warriorforGod - 2011-10-09 19:23

    Wake up people! Racism is a tool Satan uses to incite hatred, intolerance and murder! The fight is not against flesh and blood... so many people are heading for HELL without realising it! Trust me, you would not want your worst enemy to end up in that place of eternal torment! Satan walks around like a wounded lion seeking whom he may devour. We should love one another, regardless of skin colour/nationality/beliefs/behavours. We will all one day be held accountable for our actions and words. Keep your conscience clean!

  • Hansie3 - 2011-10-09 19:29

    Good grief Ethel now us racists have no safe place in the whole world anymore!!

  • cuckoo2011 - 2011-10-09 19:35

    @News24 ... this should be in the Health Section!! "In an interview with Metro Eireann newspaper, he said one of the two told him black people made him sick." Hmmm... one of the two is dead "Lawlor has since died" ... maybe he was right, they really made him sick!! @CENSUS Don't let them into your house ... you could get sick too, or robbed!

  • poking nose - 2011-10-09 19:58

    same thing happens every day when the DA goes to ANC strongholds, and then not just once, so what does this article want to prove?

  • Jon JJ - 2011-10-09 20:14

    Ag shame....who cares?

  • JoooJooo - 2011-10-09 20:36

    Mr Walsh, I have a black AGENT in SA that says the same about whites. I cant do anything about it and this clown AGENT hides behind words such as apartheid, racist, the struggle, freedom, and democracy and that nonsense, So I say you go ahead and say what you feel. I MAY or may not AGREE with you. I have such a neigbor on my street, and understand what you are saying. Tell him to F### Off Mr. Walsh, and then say Amandla and Viva. This apparently makes everything acceptable.

  • The Rob - 2011-10-09 20:41

    Whats the problem here?

  • Johnny-BB - 2011-10-09 20:48

    Black people make me sick too.

  • Chabi - 2011-10-09 21:37

    He Who wants to be liked does not like himself much... but Maphoso was right to insist on the rule of Law, however people must never demand Love from others...I dont care for those who are indifferent of my race or myself.. but am always willing to return affection to those who show it to me or my race.

  • dieselm - 2011-10-09 21:58

    this is not news...dont all whites hate blacks?

      William - 2011-10-10 09:42

      and is it not the same the other way around?

  • Antwahn - 2011-10-09 23:01

    Me too, but I found a remedy. In case you have to endure too many, for too long; I've found that Valoid (Cyclizine) suppositories work well. The last election, when I saw the millions of them voting SA to hell -again, I could watch it without getting too nauseous. Thanks Valoid; you're a real lifesaver.

  • paddy - 2011-10-09 23:59

    As an Irishman myself I'm embarassed by this and apologise for this bafoon. Not that its an excuse, but there would be quite a lot of really really narrow minded, uncultured and basically poorly educated people living in this part of Dublin. If the guy in question has any knowledge he would know that the Irish were often classed as the 'blacks of europe' and in their early days in america were classed as some of the worst ethnic immigrants and basically treated as slaves.

      Rita - 2011-10-10 01:12

      Paddy so one is openminded (so open your halfwit brain fell out) "cultured" and well educated (brainwashed) if you prefer your own ethnic group to dissapear.. to become assimilated by the Borg (other races) into some amorphous useless identityless mass. Lol.. no thanks its obviously DRIVEL.

  • Rita - 2011-10-10 01:06

    The irishman is right of course. He doesnt want Ireland to become African. What the liberal retards neglect to mention is that they are quite fine with the motto "Africa for Africans" but if a Irishman says Ireland for the Irish (who happen to be WHITE) Then suddenly what the irishman says has to be compared with child abuse and hell knows what. Grow a brain retards. Whats good for the African goose is good for the Irish gander. And the more you liberal scum whine about it the more you will radicalise white people. So go for it.. I like people being radicalized and taking back whats OURS.

  • Craig Louw - 2011-10-10 03:21

    Do according to warrior of god the anc is a satanic cult and juju who is pushing to remove whites would then be the anti-Christ? Makes sense....

  • abacus - 2011-10-10 07:32

    Is there anywhere in this world where they don't worm themselves in? Why does he want to be in the parlement in Ireland? Why not with his comrades here in SA?

  • Rain-Man3 - 2011-10-10 08:11

    And if it was the other way around...It wouldn't even be news! Hey it's reality...

  • Khanya.McCutha - 2011-10-10 08:13

    Eishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! race card