Youths taught to hate 'black enemy'

2012-02-24 11:41

Johannesburg - A rightwing Afrikaner camp in Mpumalanga is teaching boys as young as 13 that the black population in South Africa is the enemy, according to a report on Friday.

The Kommandokorps's instructors taught the teenagers how to become soldiers and to realise that there was a race war in the country, The Mail & Guardian reported.

According to the newspaper, camp leader Franz Jooste, 57, told them they were going to be real men and that blacks were inferior to whites and were unable to govern.

He also reportedly said that aside from the aborigines in Australia, the African black was the "most under-developed, barbaric member of the human race".

"Who is my enemy in South Africa? Who murders, robs and rapes? Who are these creatures? The blacks," the Mail & Guardian quoted him as saying.

Rainbow nation

While Jooste claimed it would take him an hour to eradicate any ideas the boys might have about being part of a rainbow nation, he also said he did intend forcing them in any particular direction.

"All we want to do is channel the feeling they already carry within them. We don't want them to hate."

One of the boys told the newspaper before the camp that he thought people got along "pretty well" in South Africa and that racism had to be fought.

Afterwards he said there was a war going on between blacks and whites and that a lot of blood would flow.

Another said at the start he was excited about getting to play with his paintball gun, that he did not like racism and had two black friends.

At the end of the nine day camp, he said he had been taught to hate black people, that they killed everyone who crossed their path, and he rejected his friends.

  • Typersa - 2012-02-24 11:45

    Ooooo boy, people like this just makes the situation worst in our country!! Ai ai ai

      Lebo - 2012-02-24 11:48

      I agree with you Typersa. When will wee see the end of BOTH black and white racism?!I'm really sick and tired of the usual I'm discriminated against because I'm black, or I'm discriminated against because I'm white bull cr*p! It won't get us (as individuals and a nation) anywhere!

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 11:51

      This 'us against them' attitude sucks.

      Eugene - 2012-02-24 11:53

      NO,what makes it worst is what happened to that 87 year old lady in Dullstroom!!!!!!ANIMALS!!!!!

      RatexZa - 2012-02-24 11:57

      @polytonki, maybe the two racists, Malema and Jooste, can sort each other and do us all a favour :)

      Matthew - 2012-02-24 11:59

      And black youths are being taught that whites are murderers and land thieves, so tit for tat I suppose. The lower orders always have to find a scapegoat for their own lack of self worth (usually well deserved) across both sides of the colour spectrum.

      kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-24 12:00

      If such pre 94 indoctrinate is perpetuating in 2012 then racial card will always pop up in different form like a contagious leukemia.

      Janice - 2012-02-24 12:00

      Cannot say what I want to say.....

      Hannes - 2012-02-24 12:04

      Whether we like it or not, this man is'nt lying. Unfortunately nothing can be done about it. If you are not prepared to live in these circumstances you should pack your bags and leave

      dirk.smit1 - 2012-02-24 12:06

      This is something that really irritates most of us. Racism is forced upon people that actually does not care for it. I think that to sort Jooste out, a white non racist guy should sort him out and vice versa for Malema. That way, the racism can stop and people can see that most are not for racism.

      Ben - 2012-02-24 12:07

      Racism never solved any problems anywhere in the world. We have problems but there must be other ways to solve them. This is as wrong as what Malema did.

      Wade - 2012-02-24 12:09

      Well can you blame the Afrikaaners? After the countries leading political parties youth league ( our future leaders? ), the ANC's youth league singing "shoot the boer" and not to mention all the farm killings. I dont agree what what they are doing but i get where they are coming from...

      jonosh - 2012-02-24 12:10

      I wish we could deport morons like this - into the middle of the Atlantic ocean. What a narrow-minded tool!!

      msendi - 2012-02-24 12:17

      Does other organisations eg. DA, COPE, IFP etc. still have their youth wings, why are you silent. Can youth leaders from those organisations offer different alternative to the youth of our country. We have young people with abilities to do great things and it look like nobody is prepared to help, we only read stories about people who are spreading prejudice and hatred. If you log in hear you read stories about Malema and his nonsense, and now it is this Kommandokorps's instructors.

      Ian - 2012-02-24 12:21

      I agree, this guy should be stopped as he doesn't help us at all. @Poloyatonki - pleae dude, Ju Ju can't even sort out his own people. I have never met this Jooste guy and bnever want to but I woudl put my 10 year old in a ring against Ju Ju.

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-24 11:46

    It looks like we are not really ever gonna move past apartheid in this country.

      Typersa - 2012-02-24 11:47

      Not with all the murders going on at the moment no!! That is not helping people feel better unfortunately

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 11:50

      Why is all about colour and race? Why can't it be about good and bad??? It looks like the line has been crossed.

      berni.venter - 2012-02-24 12:04

      Don't agree Yolanda. There is a whole movement on the rise amongst ALL SOUTH AFRICANS that if we want to move forward, we have to look to the future. Go and have a look for 'LOVE SOUTH AFRICA' on facebook. You will be blown away...

      Mike - 2012-02-24 12:04

      But Yolanda, Zuma's words of yesterday: "Zuma said he was once a militant youth league member and had been part of a plan to descend on Durban's old Smith and West streets to kill white people. They had been gossiping among themselves outside meetings and decided they would buy bush knives and descend on the two streets at about 11:00 on a Saturday when it was busy. "We are going to butcher them... And the leaders will come and lead the revolution," Zuma recalled, during a speech that was off-the-cuff for much of the two hours it lasted. At the last minute they decided to tell ANC leaders they were about to start a revolution." Whoever Jooste is, I don't think he serves in parliamant?! But our own prezzi making the same statement 24 hours before?

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 12:09

      Thanks Berni. Will do. I was seriously losing hope. This morning has been filled with too much racism - from the article about the 78 year old who was brutally murdered, to this article.

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 12:13

      @Mike, and i didn't agree with his statement either. In fact i was shocked and even made a comment about it. I'm not commenting here because it's an Afrikaner man who has made this statement. i'm commenting because this statement (like Zuma's yesterday) is not taking us forward. This will make SA a very weak country against the world, as it would promote a division.

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 12:17

      We will!

      SJ - 2012-02-24 12:17

      In a unified RSA, agree, never. There are other options, but to date these are not popular, but the time will come when common sense will orevail and people will realize that good fences make good it always has.

      vermeulenwa - 2012-02-24 12:18

      Mike, you seem to have missed the part where he said : "'Hey, these guys are planning to start a revolution with bush knives,' he recalled of the conversation. However, the youths got such a tongue-lashing they slunk away and abandoned their plan. " You see, they were corrected. They were wrong and they were told so in no uncertain terms by their elders. This article is about a white elder doing the opposite. In absolutely NO way can we condone this behavior.

      Typersa - 2012-02-24 12:21

      Well said Yolanda.. I agree, this guy is taking us back into the past. I do not believe what is happening in this country is right in any way, but I believe we should all stand together and fight against these idiots that are ruining it for us all!!

      Mike - 2012-02-24 12:22

      @ Yolanda: Now there I agree 100% with you!! I do not condone his actions whatsoever! Shortsighted and living in the past! Unfortunately, I believe it is a "tit-for-tat" strategy on yesterday's comment and our leaders should "think" before they talk!!!

      andile.ngcobo - 2012-02-24 12:23

      @Yolanda Its not the people like Frantz Jooste that bother me, there will always be extremists in all race groups. What shakes my positive outlook on race relations in SA is the racism I read in the comments on news24 on a daily basis. The people who read their news here don't exactly fit the Afrikaner, farmer stereotype that I expect to write racist cynicism that I read everyday.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-02-24 11:47

    They wont do anything they are minority. No need to press a panic button.

      sizwe - 2012-02-24 12:01

      No you fool, the problem is that dudes like this are teaching kids nonsense. If I had a 8 year old kid my kids would be in school with these other children... So yes it is cause for alarm

      berni.venter - 2012-02-24 12:07

      Hi Poloyatonki. I am so sorry, but I don't agree with you. This man is brainwashing innocent children who are going to become adults. This needs to be stopped and stopped now! The children need professional help to undo the damage sooner rather than later. I would rather not comment on what should be done to the parents that obviously paid for this to be done to their child! Outright abuse if you ask me...

      procold2 - 2012-02-24 12:12

      hello donkey,i would press a panic button for people like these reported on and you can include yourself as you are just as rasit, this country needs to move forward and with clowns like this and include yourself it never can.

      Mike - 2012-02-24 12:13

      @Donkey with polio: Poison comes in the smallest of bottles! Never make an enemy of someone you don't know! Example: There are currently 33 ministers in parliament stuffing up around 54 million citizens lives!

      David - 2012-02-24 12:17

      This is brainwashing. look at the before and after interviews a few of these boys gave. What concerns me is that the parents of these kids allow them to attend this camp.

      Dexter - 2012-02-24 12:21

      Agree, this is a very small group of stupid Afrikaners who will most likely never leave Mpumalanga or the one horse town they live in.

      Bruce - 2012-02-24 12:21

      where can i sign up for the camp

      Marc - 2012-02-24 12:24

      @ Donkeydick: Are you quite sure about that? If you care to read anything on the history of the Afrikaner you will realise that he is at his most dangerous when he has his back against the wall. But do you honestly think that the white Afrikaner must do nothing and just accept his extermnation? And before you say its all in our minds consider this: now even the president of this country, on an open stage and in full view of a glaring crowd and TV cameras and other media, sang “Kill the Boer: Kill the farmer” after his long and boring speech at the celebration of the 100 year existence of the miserable ANC Marxist terrorist scum. Please, if you think we are doing nothing, you do so at your peril!

  • Maarten - 2012-02-24 11:48

    This is so pathetic that I do not even know what to say. Just round these idiots up and deport them allready. Who needs them.

  • Koos - 2012-02-24 11:48

    ai tog... what next... young people being tough wrong... mqalema singing songs on killing people... the president singing songs on weapons?? wtf next>?!?!?

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      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-24 11:57

      I just love SA, if its not blacks being racist, its the whites. We always swap positions.

  • Tiron - 2012-02-24 11:49

    Racist Idiots! (Almost comparable to Juliarse)

      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-24 11:59

      Juju doesnt have a camp.

      Tiron - 2012-02-24 12:14

      He has a whole movement complete with millitaristic berets, hate speech songs, millitary camps for the youth league etc. (Much better organised racist)

      Alex - 2012-02-24 12:14

      Almost!?!?!? This man makes Julius look like an amateur.

  • Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 11:49

    OH boy and here we go again. I bet Penny-wise is the founder of that camp.

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 11:52

      if she's not the founder, she's at the front spewing more and more venom.

      sizwe - 2012-02-24 12:03

      Oh gawd I so can't stand that penny-wise... Always spewing rubbish on here.

      Alex - 2012-02-24 12:15

      Love it! Well said. All of you!

  • Bradley - 2012-02-24 11:49

    Come on seriously, this country really needs to take its meds!! If these bafoons have not realized its 2012....antics like this will not get any one any where!! what they think they can just over run the country. The rainbow nation will crush anyone who stands against her democracy.

      Bradley - 2012-02-24 11:58

      Fine train some one for self protection but don't go brain wash some one to hate another...that is only going backwards!!

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 12:03

      @ Bradley I doubt it people like this and people like malema seem to have more support than there is support for sanity. I wish we could take all racists to some dorpie and let them beat the Sh*&% out of each other,while the rest of us watch from afar.

  • Johnny - 2012-02-24 11:49

    This is so backwards and ignorant. Your attitude and outlook is not welcome here! What is going on with our country?

  • waynehabig - 2012-02-24 11:50

    Wow.... This is sad. Why isn't this man arrested? He is inciting violence and hatred in minors...

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 12:13

      And make him share a cell with malema,let them have fun together.

      Olive - 2012-02-24 12:18

      Why isn't Julias Malema arrested ? Both Julias and this Franz Jooste should be arrested for inciting violence and racism

  • David - 2012-02-24 11:50

    South Africa has no place for idiots like these!

  • Bibi - 2012-02-24 11:51

    Black and white radicals will destroy South Africa. These guys must realise that it is now 2012 and that things have changed and they can either accept or bugger off.

      Bradley - 2012-02-24 11:59

      lets get all the right wingers who ever they may be from the ANCYL,DA or AWB you name it put them in a field, arm them and they can rid of each other...sounds like a plan!!

      Bradley - 2012-02-24 12:21

      Lol!! sounds like an idea. its a winner takes laugh from audience

  • Marni - 2012-02-24 11:51

    It takes one d@#$ to make all of us look like idiots. Thank you, Franz Jooste, for comvincing these kids and other races that the general Afrikaner is still stuck in the 1700's! Like I said: D@#$!

  • Abel - 2012-02-24 11:52

    Jesus release his stress

  • Postma - 2012-02-24 11:53

    This is not news. It s an irrelevant minority amongst whites/ Afrikaners. I dare to say that the vast majority of Afrikansers are keen to take part in the democratic SA

      jowza1 - 2012-02-24 11:57

      if you read most of the posts on this forum,i wonder if they are part of the minority or majority

      Bibi - 2012-02-24 12:02

      @Postma. Exactly I have yet to meet Afrikaans speaking people who would do something as irrational and stupid as that. Ons is nie almal so nie!

      sizwe - 2012-02-24 12:05

      Yea Jowza1 has a point, sometimes the comments here actually a good majority of comments here are straight out of 1970...

  • Shanelle - 2012-02-24 11:53

    Like I've said before, stupidity and ignorance is has no colour. The problem is teaching hate to children!! There should be a law against that.

  • Dickson - 2012-02-24 11:53

    If the ANC did something about the slaughter of white people, these types of groups or organisations would have no fuel to drive their point. When your back is against the wall and there is no way out then you have no choice but to fight! That is the choice the ANC is giving farms!

      Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-02-24 11:56


      Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 12:06

      @ Dickson try and understand this,we have psychos living among us they dont just kill white people,they just kill .What makes you think black people are not getting slaughtered as well? You have no clue.

      sizwe - 2012-02-24 12:07

      Not everything is the ANC's fault... This guy is a douche. Those kids don't deserve to be brainwashed, especially like this. Don't start defending this kind of crap, you're not making it better DICK-son!

      Anele - 2012-02-24 12:08

      @dickson...are you saying this is all the ANC's fault?

  • Vusi - 2012-02-24 11:54

    It is heart warming to read the unity of our people in these comments on here. It makes me proud to be a South African. Forget this guy and hope those kids are saved from his hatred!

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-02-24 12:04

      I agree Vusi - hating people because of some arbitrary thing like their pigmentation is just so stupid. We all need to move on with our lives and build a SA we can be proud of. Jooste belongs in the same bin as Malema... they are a relic of the past.

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 12:05

      Unlikely. Remember their parents probably sent them there knowing what it's about.

      Charlie - 2012-02-24 12:09

      Netso, Vusi. I grew up afrikaans, but I'd rather die than to be classed an afrikaner. As I said before, check if there is an article about this on Nuus24, and I guarantee you that majority of the comments would be of praise for Jooste. Call me a liberal pig (or any of the other crap they are usually calling us on nuus24) ANY DAY before you call me a afrikaner...

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-02-24 11:54


  • Omrisho - 2012-02-24 11:55

    and this helps how? wtf, a white malema - freaking braindead if you ask me, do something positive instead of polarising and indoctrinating, oh and btw... 2 wrongs don't make it right

  • gutersnipe - 2012-02-24 11:56

    Sounds like the white version of the ANCYL

      Bradley - 2012-02-24 12:22

      these groups are all over the world but at the end of the day they will lose.

  • Dickson - 2012-02-24 11:57

    If the ANC did something about the slaughter of white people, these types of groups or organisations would have no fuel to drive their point. When your back is against the wall and there is no way out then you have no choice but to fight! That is the choice the ANC is giving farmers and white people!

      sizwe - 2012-02-24 12:08

      I will say is again DICK-son... Don't defend this garbage

  • Lulama - 2012-02-24 11:57

    We are forever putting race where it doesn't matter. Now here's an article that is about race. I am very interested to see how it will unfold. People out there are just sick.

  • Murechen - 2012-02-24 11:58

    Why not teach these kids an actual skill that will improve their lives and the country instead of this crap?

      Vusi - 2012-02-24 12:02

      A thousand Thumbs Up for you Murechen!

  • looneylani - 2012-02-24 11:58


      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 12:06

      Eish, neh! "kuyabheda"

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 12:11

      Yolanda... help me!! what does: kuyabheda -mean? I'm learning this SA language still! I know Eish.. I think everybody does! :) And neh (as that comes from Afrikaans)

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 12:16

      it means "it's bad"! was referring to the fact that this morning has been quite racism filled. We moved from one article to this one! I kinda have a headache now!

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 12:19

      heheh... it's been good too! LOVE SOUTH AFRICA is growing and soon we can make a difference! I know it. Bring it!

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 12:20

      Oh and thanks for the new word ;) What's the word for beautiful?

  • Muzi - 2012-02-24 11:58

    This camp must be investigated and the law must take its course against the founders of this camp for a crime of bringing the country into disrepute.

      Murechen - 2012-02-24 12:02

      Dont forget the parents sending thier kids to this camp - they should be dealt with as well

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 12:06

      Murky waters you're heading into now...

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-24 11:58

    This is public enemy number 2. On equal footing with public enemy no 1, the ANC.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-24 11:59 is that different to Juliarse Malema's youth camp for comrades (lazy bums) to Hate Whites??? where is the uproar about his??

  • Lindani Major Mseleku - 2012-02-24 12:00

    Lmbaol... Really now, I guess the leader use to own my grandfather, FF Plus should open a case against him for exposing old afrikaanse people desires....! Bloody agent!

  • Nicola Erasmus - 2012-02-24 12:00

    This makes me sick...and I'll keep my comment at that, don't think the exact thought I have in mind complies with News24's posting regulations... What type of demented parents send their perfectly content children to a brain washing institution like that? Really sickening...

      Vusi - 2012-02-24 12:04

      I agree. What were these parents thinking. How do they think these poor kids must survive in this country. Terrible, this constitutes child abuse!

  • Juann Strauss - 2012-02-24 12:00

    Don't tell me you ladies are scared of a paintball team!

  • mabandla.magoqwana - 2012-02-24 12:01

    this thing of the blacks either whites needs to be stopped quickly and it won't take us anywhere only to a destruction of our beautiful land & country . the government must stop classifying people according to their races like in government papers you find that there is whites ,blacks ,coloureds and indians .it will be better if we are all called SOUTH AFRICANS . jooste don't confuse the young children with your ideas keep it to your self baba .

      berni.venter - 2012-02-24 12:16

      With you Mabandla! If I have to fill in a form that asks me my race I'm going to either mark them all or none! Just as stupid as classifying people according to their shoe sizes... I'm a 6 what are you? Did you know size 4 are all left handed? Did you hear that size 7 all love sushi... Whatever!

  • berni.venter - 2012-02-24 12:02

    Wait a minute... What the devil are these minor children's parents thinking?! The CHILDREN need help and fast! Wonder how much they paid to have their children brainwashed? Could they honestly not spend the money on education or alternatively on passports and LEAVE!

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-24 12:03

    Jo, jo! Not good at all. What worries me is that it seams, through influences, some of the black youth also start having this attitude. Some of us, as adults, try so hard and than there are element from all sides, including politicians, that makes it difficult. I believe a lot of these "attitudes", under young people can also relate to lack of employment. SA is getting sicker to the bone and it will take a hell of an effort from the adults to concur the spread of this pest. It is clear that we can't rely on most of our elected leaders anymore.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-24 12:18

      DuToit : The only leaders we could rely on so far were Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. Since then the lot are just in it for the money. They are leading us nowhere, and they are part and parcel of the hate culture propagated in this country. I blame the ANC because they are the dominant influence in government.

  • Colin - 2012-02-24 12:03

    They are still out there planning some military coup d'état to take over goverment and kill all blacks. Sound's CRAZY!! but it's true.

  • JayJohnsonS - 2012-02-24 12:03

    Poor Kids!!!!

  • Linda - 2012-02-24 12:03

    Ignorable, let's concentrate on what could make this beautiful country a place to feel home. So wish that our media could also report positive things from it!

  • Charlie - 2012-02-24 12:04

    Build a nation with morons like Jooste... And where are all the parents who sent their laaitjies to this racist den? This makes me sick

  • Michelle - 2012-02-24 12:04

    As long as farm murders and racist attacks on white people are stopped, nothing much is going to change in this country!!

      Abel - 2012-02-24 12:21

      Michelle all races are murdered

  • Chanel - 2012-02-24 12:05

    This whole article is fabricated and sensationalised!!!

      Alex - 2012-02-24 12:19

      Proof of that please ?

  • Charmain - 2012-02-24 12:06

    I agree with u Eugene they hold themselves up with other sh*t rather than sorting out the real problmes in this country, I have 6 grandkids that must still live here but I do agree who does the most harm to human life in this counrty??????????

  • Ronald - 2012-02-24 12:06

    Franz Jooste, you are a chop. Finding that you are incapable of converting any thinking adult to your perverted way of thinking, you now have to pick on impressionable and innocent young minds that do not have the knowledge or wit to counter your racism. Or are you only able to relate to the mind of a child as your mental abilities have not moved beyond the age of ten?

  • Charlie - 2012-02-24 12:06

    AND what is worst, is that, had this article been posted on the afrikaans version (Nuus24), majority of the comments would be praising Jooste.

      Anneke van der Merwe - 2012-02-24 12:13

      Not true Charlie, I think you are mistaken in thinking that the majority of whites are racist pigs like mr jooste. Like the majority of the black population the most of us just want to get along, live without fear and provide for our families as best we can. Making sweeping statements like that makes you just as bad as jooste.

  • dviviers - 2012-02-24 12:06

    This is an attack from the enemy to create civil war in our country and end up like the DRC. We declare that hatred will stop and love for each other will be opened in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

  • Konstabel - 2012-02-24 12:07

    Absolutely ridiculous, it's totally unacceptable to brainwash youngsters with negative programs such as this.

  • Ashley - 2012-02-24 12:07

    Does this mean the Indians and Coloureds are safe?

      Colin - 2012-02-24 12:11

      lol, answer this were they safe during apartheid?

      Barefoot - 2012-02-24 12:11

      Lol never laughed so hard i guess they are

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 12:20


      SJ - 2012-02-24 12:22

      Not so, blacks students in KZN made that clear just a short while ago. No-one is safe in a society like RSA's and it is very sad to say the least.

      Abel - 2012-02-24 12:23

      eish not sure hey iiits a jungle out there

  • shandukane.moshatana - 2012-02-24 12:08

    this guy needs leaders like malema

  • etienne.vanrooyen - 2012-02-24 12:10

    I know how we can solve this, put him and Malema together on a deserted island, this should make them get over their colour sad to see such warped teaching.

      Abel - 2012-02-24 12:26

      and put 20 litres of water underneath the desert soil i bet they'll help each other to dig it when they are thirsty