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Outcry at Xingwana's Afrikaner comments

2013-02-27 08:54

Johannesburg - Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana "abused her office" and does not reflect honour or dignity in her position, the Afrikanerbond said on Wednesday.

"This minister has proven beyond any doubt that she is not fit to hold office in a constitutional democracy," Afrikanerbond secretary Jan Bosman claimed.

This comes after Xingwana told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that young Afrikaner men were brought up in a way where they believed they owned women and children.

Calvinist religion

"Young Afrikaner men are brought up in the Calvinist religion believing that they own a woman, they own a child, they own everything and therefore they can take that life because they own it," she said.

"We also have cultural differences as well in our own communities where we have women who are forced into marriage and we are dealing with all those issues."

Xingwana was interviewed on the arrest of paralympian Oscar Pistorius on 14 February in connection with the shooting of his law graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In the ABC report, which aired on Monday, the focus was on how Pistorius's case highlighted gun violence in South Africa.

"I would ask him to tell the truth. I would ask him to respect women," Xingwana said.

"I would ask him to get rid of all his guns. Because I believe if he did not have guns in his home, Reeva Steenkamp would be alive today."

Bosman said Xingwana's statements were an "extreme verbal attack on the integrity of Afrikaners".

"It is unwarranted, uncalled for and without any substance. At the very least the minister owes Afrikaners, men, women and children, an apology without any reservations," Bosman said.

"We can only deduce that she chose to attack Afrikaners to create a smokescreen for her total lack of any programme of action whilst [minister] and to deflect from the serious allegations of corruption and mismanagement in her department and her failure to provide a report with details about these allegations to Parliament."

Bosman said the statement by Xingwana was in direct conflict with the oath she took when she was sworn in as minister, that she had "abused her office" and did not reflect honour or dignity in her position.

The Afrikanerbond would take up the matter with the office of President Jacob Zuma for the president to "act against one of the most incompetent ministers in his Cabinet", Bosman added.

Equality Court complaint

Meanwhile, Afrikaner lobby group AfriForum said on Tuesday it was considering bringing a complaint before the Equality Court against Xingwana.

"Xingwana's remarks boil down to a blatant contravention of various sections of the Promotion of Equality and the Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act," spokesperson Ernst Roets said.

"She has discriminated on the basis of race, faith and gender. On top of that, she clearly lacks the necessary expertise to talk knowledgably on the topic."

Roets said AfriForum had submitted the matter to its legal team.

- See the full ABC report.

 

Comments
  • kalabafazi - 2013-02-27 09:00

    What about the countless rapes, murders and robberies committed on a yearly basis by the other race groups. Anene Booysens rapists and killers are not white. So not only can BIG Lulu not stop the rot in her own department she's a raving racist too.

      nigel.vos.1 - 2013-02-27 09:09

      This is outrageous! She must apologize on international and national TV immediately and she must be immediately fired!

      edward.gobey - 2013-02-27 09:20

      while her own black kind (15 of them) abduct a woman and they all rape her? whilst they (brown) cut open a young girl after raping her? whilst a black gardner can rape a 84 year old woman? sorry, i was not feeling so racist a few hours ago untill i heard this mega racist speaking.

      regte.boer - 2013-02-27 09:22

      What about the race in SA that think they can own women like cattle - think JZ with his numerous wives?

      Poloyatonki - 2013-02-27 09:35

      Anene Booysens is coloured so is her killers...

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-27 09:36

      I want to repeat this question for the minister: " Do you believe that prisoners should be allowed to vote - even those who have committed violence against women and children"?

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-27 09:38

      I must agree. This is not a race based issue, it is a gender based issue, men in general have those tendencies. To actively target one race is disingenuous. Every patriarchal culture has it's justification for misogynistic behaviour, whether taught by the church, tribal cultures or whatever. This cuts right across the race spectrum and needs to be stamped out across the board.

      Lucky Luke - 2013-02-27 09:42

      also have a look at the way she is treating her daughter-in-law who is trying to divorce her son and get custody of their child/children! she is treating her like trash!! she did not even pitch for the parly debate on rape and abuse of women, her words: "i will catch up on the debate"!! what an insult to women, parly and all the public she is supposed to "serve"!!

      Tums Down - 2013-02-27 09:46

      Haai Minister... Thats racist...Don't stoop to that level now... come on..

      Yusuf Moolla - 2013-02-27 09:46

      this is not first for her - minister of agriculture:major stuff up.minister of arts and culture:2010 world cup money missing - she never stops

      Revelgen - 2013-02-27 09:48

      Lulu Xingwana does not deserve to be in her position. She is both incompetent and a total racist. Fire her. We need decent people in governance.

      drcpot - 2013-02-27 09:48

      I agree Kalabafazi, stats prove her wrong, her poor education and BEE apointment let her down again.

      Poloyatonki - 2013-02-27 09:50

      ClassWarTrotsky ... I grew up being told that a man is a head of the family and that was lot cr@p because to its 2013 not a Shaka Zulu era. The minister does NOT represent some of us.

      gerald.mphuthi - 2013-02-27 09:52

      Zuma succeeds in surrrounding himself with all the controversial charecters...hai ke !!!

      bibi.vanzyl - 2013-02-27 09:54

      Just this last week 2 babies and 2 grannies were raped - not by 'Oscar'. Point is (and she clearly cannot see beyond this high profile case) South Africa has a very serious problem and she and the rest of the ANC govenment are incapable of dealing with it. Too busy writing fat salary cheques and buying furniture.

      jesibelle.krugger - 2013-02-27 10:26

      ... 1. LAY A CHARGE OF HATE-SPEECH. 2. INITIATE A CLASS (LEGAL) ACTION FOR SLANDER. 3. LAY A CHARGE OF CRIMEN INJURIA. ...

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-02-27 10:39

      I never thought I could agree with Jessibell. Sue the retarded embarrassment of an Ouma and shut her up. Hopefully the rest of them will also tone down on the rhetoric

      Bullet Proof - 2013-02-27 10:47

      How many wifes "your" (not my) president own.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2013-02-27 10:48

      @ E.V.E.R.Y.B.O.D.Y. Please, please don't laugh at the honorable minister! She has a seriously high opinion of herself & has to be respected accordingly. After all, if you say anything negative about her (no matter how justifiable) you will be labelled a "ray-ceest"... no matter what race you are. Have a nice day!

      Fussed Anderson - 2013-02-27 10:48

      Get back to the kischen and do the dishers

      ColinShephard - 2013-02-27 10:49

      Xingwana you are the lowest common denominator. For a country that prides itself in the quality of its people why is it that the most incompetent and corrupt always seem to rise to the top?

      Willie - 2013-02-27 10:50

      Indeed the Min is a deadwood

      Willie - 2013-02-27 10:51

      Hello Min this is 2013 in case you still asleep

      Tim - 2013-02-27 10:52

      This woman is taking the Oscar case way too far. Before him, when last did a white man kill his wife/children... I can guarantee blacks commit these crimes more often. Lets not mention black fathers selling their daughters for CATTLE... a fken cow for your daughters marriage.

      Warren van Wyk - 2013-02-27 11:11

      Passing the buck. Nothing new. Not surprised.

      Anton - 2013-02-27 11:21

      she should be fired but it won't happen. Troos yourself - take it from whence it comes!

      Tums Down - 2013-02-27 11:28

      @edward.gobey YOU are racist. You always have been. - We can't wake up normal and become racist.. Don't look for excuses to be racist.. You're no differant to our DUMB minister.

      myfather.arikado - 2013-02-27 11:43

      @Lulu Xingwana, give our money back!!!! http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/Minister-splurged-R21m-on-furniture-20130217

      Kalibanache - 2013-02-27 11:44

      has this thing even met an Afrikaaner?

      Poloyatonki - 2013-02-27 12:16

      Alicialouise... You still didnt answer my question.

      madelein.vanduuren - 2013-02-27 13:15

      @Sponono Sangwana. You say she is factual. So since your are so informed, please give us the facts with the source from which the facts were gathered.

  • Gary De Sousa - 2013-02-27 09:02

    Another day ,another idiotic remark from this gov person. Most of the rapes, murders,forced marriages,violence is from blacks,sort that out. She parrots out the gun issue knowing full well shes sprouting the gov position of disarming us. Take her to court Afri

      Desilusionada - 2013-02-27 09:19

      So one has to assume that her (and all of these oh so important ministers'), body guards do not carry guns? So another waste of tax payers' money then? Or are they there to keep the fan crowds away? How afraid is this ANC really?.......

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-27 09:59

      She must have been ecstatic when a famous white guy blew it. Just like many of the trolls, she was just waiting for an opportunity to attack Afrikaner men, while ignoring the daily rape and slaughter in this nation. Resign minister, resign...

      Anton - 2013-02-27 11:22

      totally blinkered by her hatred

  • Jack Kukard - 2013-02-27 09:03

    lulu you are a idiot , I wonder how the hell they put you in to any office , let alone being a minister....maybe the kitchen office will do that's where you belong...

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-02-27 09:04

    WTF, is this for real?

      arc.con.98 - 2013-02-27 09:36

      Wait Nico, next thing she jumps on the story that afrikaans speaking whites own racist dogs. Then there'll be trouble, you just wait and see...

      Poloyatonki - 2013-02-27 09:45

      Relax guys she doesnt represent some of us.

      Revelgen - 2013-02-27 09:50

      Poly, what IS this? Are you actually admitting that the glorious ANC maybe DOES have some teeny weeny faults? Careful now, you will mess with your image.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-02-27 09:04

    Only thing I see here is that Xingwana is Racist against white afrikaans people.

      bibi.vanzyl - 2013-02-27 09:56

      She should do a head count in prisons and go for a re-interview.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-27 12:24

      Problem for her is that many, many people of colour are Calvinists and I suspect they're not pleased with her sweeping, racist generalisations.

  • vaughan.lund - 2013-02-27 09:05

    Lulu why don't you just go back to spending millions redecorating your departments building, you clearly haven't a clue about your portfolio.

  • marius.dejager.54 - 2013-02-27 09:05

    What an utter brainless moron!!

  • Jana Theron - 2013-02-27 09:07

    This is utterly ridiculous. I am an Afrikaner woman and this racists' comment on Afrikaner men are completely unfounded. There is diversity in every race and class in every country. You cannot comb everyone under the same comb. This is a blatant racist remark.

  • johan.grobler.12327 - 2013-02-27 09:08

    An idiot appointed by a idiot.

      daan.vandenberg.773 - 2013-02-27 09:53

      Elected by Idiots?

      Joe - 2013-02-27 11:05

      One negroid says something and the whole race is castigated, we must respect racism because it is the only culture some people have.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-27 12:26

      Not "one negroid", Joe, A MINISTER IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Pieter de Villiers - 2013-02-27 09:08

    That’s what you get when you appoint a minister with the intellect of a Grade 3 pupil. Can’t they see that the whole world are laughing at us when these incompetent maroon’s get a change to open their mouths

      Anton - 2013-02-27 11:24

      No, it's her boss who has the grade 3 intellect - she falls short of that

  • Tony Bakkie - 2013-02-27 09:09

    Woman, you are an uneducated fool and an embarresment to South Africa

  • kofi.ghanaman - 2013-02-27 09:10

    Crime has no colour. Crime is crime, period.

      kallie.joubert.7 - 2013-02-27 09:23

      Thank you!

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-02-27 09:10

    This matter should definitely be taken further maybe to an international court even. It's extremely racist, I will actual put it equal to genocide. Sounds like Nazi propaganda. She can't get away with this.

  • Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-27 09:10

    How can we build a nation with comments like this? What example do we have in prime ministers like this? She is creating more hate then love specially in her portfolio.

      Revelgen - 2013-02-27 09:52

      mowelas - the comments may sometimes be (wrongly) racist, but in the main they are utterly true about ANC corruption and incompetence.

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-27 09:57

      Mowelas we are talking about the prime minister here and look what portfolio she has in government. She is the one to set example. I dont like racists at all, no matter what cultural group they from. Racists you get all over the world, but a prime minister with her constitution is suppose to colour blind!!!!!!!!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-27 10:57

      Mowelas.arc. You are as hypocrite as your minister. We mainly reply to Africans being racist towards us or blaming apartheid for their incapability of making a life for themselves.

      mowelas.arc - 2013-02-27 12:42

      @jacqui.daanevanrensburg This coming from a supposed struggle activist...? Mxm... Uya bheda wena... your comment is empty there's nothing that your saying... She's your Minister as well...

      mowelas.arc - 2013-02-27 12:46

      @toby.strong.9 I like your post Tata... it's a bit fake & cheesy Mara there's a bit of sincerity there.... thumbs up... I don't mind you calling Africans to order.... it's the racial undertones & innuendos that I can't stand...

      Omnivore - 2013-02-27 14:54

      mowelas.arc - Serioulsy? You equate the remarks of a serving cabinet minister with those uttered by some idiot on a News24 forum?

  • Sparkie_in_Darkness - 2013-02-27 09:11

    ... we might as well put goldfish on the gravy train.

  • Carel Coetzee - 2013-02-27 09:11

    That's rich coming from a party who's president is a womaniser.

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-27 09:58

      and who raped a young woman, never forget that. Some of the ANC prime ministers = destroying Mandelas dream!!

      Erna - 2013-02-27 10:17

      Miandra - really we haven't had prime ministers since I don't know when!

  • altus.kirsten - 2013-02-27 09:12

    The statistic shows that black men rape much more than white men. She should be axed. Cut out the dead wood.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-27 09:41

      Careful, calling for cutting out the dead wood could be seen as treason - it would require the elimination of the entire government... lol.

      Barney Dino - 2013-02-27 10:07

      ...and 80% of the govt supporters....

  • rob.martin.94402343 - 2013-02-27 09:14

    No doubt she will get a promotion, she should also take up the case of the racist dog as reported by News 24 .

  • Jacques du Plessis - 2013-02-27 09:14

    O ya, it is afrikaners that chopped of their wives' heads to make mooti and who mutilated and killed that Booysen kid? You are a blatant racist mam.

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-02-27 09:14

    Liewe Lulu, gaan liewer doedoe

  • Nicola Barnard - 2013-02-27 09:14

    disgusting racist comment, makes me mad. im an english female married to an Afrikaans man and this is ridiculous statement is SO far removed from the truth its astounding. Absolutely racist and uncalled for. she needs to make a national apology

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2013-02-27 09:14

    Ok news 24 can copy and paste so let me do the same: "but now the Australians (and per association the UK) think that the young Afrikaner men are roaming the streets killing woman and children of which 98% are African. Now we are officially racist murderers as if the African male is an angle and never hurts a fly. Lying racist COW!"

      mike.plansera - 2013-02-27 09:33

      I think the average Australian would see it for what it is. A racist minister serving the racist ANC agenda. If you ask me, it's a good thing she did this, it's about time the rest of the world sees just how racist towards whites this ANC lot is.

      dee.980 - 2013-02-27 11:14

      I agree Mike .... she merely presents herself as Mampara-deLuxe who is clearly ill-endowed with reasoning to deal with the myriad of social ills begetting women, children and the disabled. If she had couched her comment with broader context of PATRIARCHY - it might have held some validity - that being the real elephant in the room prevalent in MANY of our diverse cultures. As for the Oscar case - did she ever consider e.g. the need for psychologist on the national (para)olympic team to help deal with stresses of 'celebrity' - before resorting to a racist attack. Stupid, superficial, stereotyping, slanderous woman.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-02-27 09:15

    Only thing I see here is that Xingwana is Racist against white afrikaans people.

  • Klipkop de Groote - 2013-02-27 09:15

    Oh right that's why Afrikaner men always have more than 1 wife like our president the man JZ.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-27 10:26

      And Afrikaner men are snoep, to boot; they don't even pay lobola for the one wife they have.

  • zeenat.allie.16 - 2013-02-27 09:16

    Liewe lulu.... If I recall correctly te cartoon has been names aptly?

  • sam.swanpoel - 2013-02-27 09:18

    She's not only a racist but totally ignorant. Where do these kind of people come from? Difficult to understand that comments from her gets published.

  • Jean2301 - 2013-02-27 09:20

    Racist pig !!!

      selwyn.lloyd.37 - 2013-02-27 09:28

      @JEAN, how dare you insult a pig!!!

      Jean2301 - 2013-02-27 11:37

      Im sorry pig.

  • Anthony Karandis - 2013-02-27 09:20

    Hey Lulu, contrary to popular belief, Afrikaans men respect woman to an extent far greater than your excuse for a brain can handle. Do your research properly you idiot, look at the stats, read the names of the victims and their perpetrators, and you tell me where the main problem lies. Plus, as a member of parliment, you should be aware of the population density of the races in SA, I do believe that White only makes us 9% percent of the population. Do the maths brightspark! There you have it, an English boy sticking up for his Afrikaans Boytjies

  • Morne Nagel - 2013-02-27 09:21

    Just because Oscar is white now its the white Afrikaner male getting the blame for women abuse. If it was a black male it would probably not have made it on news 24 or any media because in our society its nothing new. Boysen's rapists aren't black nor the woman who got gang raped in the veld last week. Or the elderly woman who got raped in hospital... As far as I know some black guys believe when raping a virgin it cures aids... What sick culture is that?

      Morne Nagel - 2013-02-27 09:23

      Correction those rapists are black sorry

  • Mufamadi Zwivhuya - 2013-02-27 09:21

    These simple shows how incompetent Anc leaders are. What about black man who are busy raping n killing woman n children everyday? Is that okay Minister? Is not right to say white man thnk like that even black man does the same.

  • willem.dehaan.94 - 2013-02-27 09:22

    Let us not be too hard on the poor woman - she clearly comes from a deprived background and has not benefitted from much education. Furthermore, she suffers from the "racial hatred syndrome" that the ANC inculcated in all its cadres as from long before 1994 and has not yet recovered from the indoctrination she suffered in the re-educational camps. So, let us forgive her, for she knows not what she is doing. Poor thing, she was thrown into the deep end and does not yet know how to swim. Must be the legacy of apartheid!

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-27 09:22

    South Africa does not need a Minister uttering such garbage - she should apologise immedciately and hopefully get FIRED!!

      Morne Nagel - 2013-02-27 09:32

      I agree. But she'll probably get promoted, get a nice Merc and a long vacation somewhere in the Bahamas. All expenses paid by us.

  • Andre Deysel - 2013-02-27 09:24

    Funny considering that black men rape their grandmothers and toddlers. Ignorant people...

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-27 10:15

      Andre dont go on the level of her. Also dont generalize, there are good and bad in all cultural groups.

      Olof Vorster - 2013-02-27 13:13

      Miandra - Way more bad than good in some groups. It is in their genes.

  • Dudu Zwane - 2013-02-27 09:24

    There is something wrong with this woman, all her comments are stupid. Im black but I can see that she is racist!

      Mullally24 - 2013-02-27 09:56

      It is thanks to people like you that white and black will be able to live side by side one day Dudu.I am not racist, I just hate thieves, murderers and corrupt politicians. That includes the old Afrikaner regime. Dudu, I respect you and all black(white & coloured) people that can think for themselves. We will stand together and make this a better country for all.

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-02-27 10:17

      Thank you for that Dudu, as long as we know that there are good and bad in all cultural groups..that we dont generalize about each other

      MrGrumpy - 2013-02-27 12:18

      People like her are not helping this country...

  • Ernst Visagie - 2013-02-27 09:25

    Minister how many white men currently seves jail time for ANY crime. Compare that to any other race and when you figgure that out appolgise or just keep your mouth SHUT

  • KCorsar - 2013-02-27 09:26

    Madam Minister, I suggest that you delve into the customary notions of many African tribes, where a woman is not only the property of the man, but also expected to work harder than him; raise the family and be 'on demand' to meet his personal needs. None is more obvious than the Xhosa belief that a man returning from the wild is 'allowed' to cleanse himself with a woman. Your comments are without doubt poorly worded, will do little to heal the pain and anguish felt by all South Africans as we witness an almost xenophobic attack on helpless old women and young girls. Madam Minister, deal with the issue at hand and not take a racial bias, we are on nation made up of many tribes living in a democratic society. These comments should be reported to the Human Rights watchdog and severely dealt with. Plain and simply just a stupid remark to make.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-27 10:32

      It would be a stupid remark from you or me, KCorsar; from a minister it's criminally irresponsible AND stupid.

  • Metja Monare - 2013-02-27 09:27

    I wonder which Afrikaners maybe she wanted to say AFRICANS

      Jeffrey Masemene - 2013-02-27 10:06

      Metja, I agree with you big time. That was a slip of the tongue. She wanted to say Africans. Madam, may you please apologise?

      ttrevenen - 2013-02-27 11:59

      She should not be generalising about any racial group or gender! She should also not be in politic's - she is a political embarassment to the entire country!

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-02-27 09:27

    I hope the DA and other parties raise this issue in parliament.

  • Hansie.Crook - 2013-02-27 09:27

    What about the R2 million furniture minister?? What about Zuma who owns 5 women??

  • Jayson Wolhuter - 2013-02-27 09:27

    Us Afrikaner men love and treasure our women & children! Who is this bafoon to say this without reason? I can promise you that in this country the Afrikaner is the group that least rapes and murders their spouse. The other groups can learn from us when it comes to what it means to respect women & children. To care for them. To ensure that they get a good education. Keeping them safe against murderers and rapists, which are again from other ethnic groups. I am not racist and hate the idea that my forefathers are the reason for apartheid, but what's fair is fair. Don't call us abusers if your own race are raping and plundering this nation...

      Nicola Barnard - 2013-02-27 09:38

      well said! and most importantly... so true!

  • cindy.naude.79 - 2013-02-27 09:28

    oh for heaven's sake, i really can't see why everyone gets so upset about a stupid, braindead minister's rantings. honestly, i couldn't care less what she thinks of afrikaner men, or women or children for that matter! she's an uneducated buffoon and should be treated with the scorn she dishes out, simple as that! Ps* can anyone tell me what "calvinist religion" is? i was under the impression that most afrikaners are Christians.......

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-02-27 09:31

      She is shouting from a very high platform as a Minister of this country. We can't just ignore it.

      Erna - 2013-02-27 10:22

      And she gets paid a load of money for being stupid.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-27 10:34

      Re "Calvinist", Cindy - google is your friend. You've just shown yourself to be as ignorant as Lulu.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-27 11:11

      Cindy Naude.79. You don't have to care less about what she thinks about Afrikaners. You may care more when you consider that she is responsible for looking after the aged and the handicapped. Don't they come in both colours?. Or won't you care either when she makes sure Afrikaners miss out on grands and care?

      Dawn Phillips - 2013-02-27 12:57

      All churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic church are Calvanists

  • Sapper_Coetzee - 2013-02-27 09:31

    Yes the Bible states a woman must submit to her husband but just there after it say that the husband must love his wife as Christ loves the church. According to the Bible Christ died for the church even before the majority of christians were born. So a true single christian man must be willing to die for any single girl because she could possibly be his futur wife. So how many calvinist OWN 5 wives?

  • Jacyjay's Letsoalo - 2013-02-27 09:33

    I think u Lulu was not Xinging straight. Very irresponsible comment...too much for hurting race relations

  • Willie Botha - 2013-02-27 09:33

    I must've bunked that class. Can't remember being taught that. This lady is really getting a bad case of verbal Diarrhea

  • Jeanette Claassens Gaitskill - 2013-02-27 09:33

    Ai tog, ek wens so ek kan vir haar in Afrikaans sê wat ek van haar dink, maar dit sal ook oor haar kop wees. Daar is net nie pille vir sommige mense nie.....net jammer hulle vreet my belasting geld op en steel suurstof!

  • Lucky Luke - 2013-02-27 09:37

    if the anc was not such a blatantly racist party they would have people in positions that are capable of doing their job. they are racist to the extreme, to the exclusion of anyone who is not "black african". the only functioning dept in the entire govt including the "presidents", for want of a better word, office is SARS. go figure, since '94 run by Trevor and Pravin!!

      Thoko Tikinca - 2013-02-27 10:00

      derek keys was BLACK jeeeze

      Lucky Luke - 2013-02-27 11:39

      thicko, my point, none were or are black!!

  • Garry Austin - 2013-02-27 09:38

    i am not afrikaans but consider this how often do you read about afrikaans people having sex with pigs dogs horses small infants and the old and fragile 100 year old woman ........majority of the population are not even animals i dont know what you can call them as animals tend to behave

  • phosa.peter2 - 2013-02-27 09:39

    oh jeeezes! Cheap politics from the so-called minister, your statement is a contrary to what you wanna tell..Africans Men do exactly what you said, exchange women with money(lobola), take your wife(s) as property, (less respect), cheat on her as hard as you can.(polygamy)TRUTH be told.Savage at its best in Africa.

  • Marianne Tholstrup Svendsen - 2013-02-27 09:40

    I'm a Dane, who has lived in SA for a period and I did never meet an Afrikaaner man, who treated me in the way, that this minister talks about. I've allways been treated with respect, which is one thing, that European men could learn. Her statement is way off, and she should reconsider, what she said.

  • Michael Cassel - 2013-02-27 09:40

    I'm not Afrikaans but I know from what I've seen. An Afrikaans man with a good family treats woman with the utmost respect. I've seen a friend get a hiding from his dad for not saying thank you too his mother. She should actually keep quiet cause the men in her "culture" are the ones who rape innocent women and children

      Louise van Rooyen - 2013-02-27 12:44

      @micheal - careful what you say about the dad giving a hiding - next think you will hear Lulu say that afrikaans fathers abuse their childre physically!!