Fransman irks Jewish board

2013-03-12 20:09

Cape Town - The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has approached the SA Human Rights Commission over recent remarks by Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman.

It said it did so after Fransman did not respond to the board's requests for him to explain his remarks, SAJBD national chairperson Mary Kluk said on Tuesday.

She said Fransman condemned the Democratic Alliance on 27 February for allegedly giving building contracts previously held by Muslims to Jewish businessmen.

He was speaking as Western Cape ANC leader in a radio interview with Voice of the Cape.

Kluk said the substance and context of the remarks intimated that in Fransman's and his party's view, the Jewish community in Cape Town was unfairly benefiting economically at the expense of the Muslim community.

Kluk said the religious affiliations of the individuals allegedly concerned should have been regarded as entirely irrelevant.

Instead, Fransman made a point of drawing attention to them, and did so, moreover, in terms suggesting that Muslims were being unfairly disadvantaged to benefit Jews.

"It can only be inferred that his purpose in doing so was to solicit Muslim support for his party, by suggesting that a rival political party was promoting Jewish economic interests at the expense of Muslims."

Pitting one religious community against another for vote-catching purposes was deplorable under any circumstances, and particularly unacceptable when coming from a high-ranking member of government.

The board condemned attempts to pursue political goals through resorting to inflammatory practices.

Kluk said in the lead-up to next year’s national elections, it was imperative for political leaders to refrain from rhetoric that generated resentment and mistrust.

  • Desilusionada - 2013-03-12 20:24

    So what is new from this racist?.....

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-03-12 21:10

      And to cap it all, the CancER claims to be an "all inclusive" party.

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2013-03-12 23:56

      Proof surely of him being totally unfit for office.

      Dewald P Montgomery - 2013-03-13 06:31

      All inclusive party se gat. Have you guys heard how they (yellow green and black brigadiers) scramble to claim they're not racists when asked why they won't vote for a white person?

      alon.fisher.752 - 2013-03-13 08:57

      When will Agang or DA etc get rid of the showerhead gang???Twatts they are up to no there is 3000 farm killings, an increase in violent rapes including the sick animal that killed Amy Biehl who proceeded to rape a senior citizen.

      Richard Fahrenfort - 2013-03-13 10:04

      I actually quite like Mr Fransman and his colleague Mr Ehrenreich. As long as the ANC keep those 2 as their representatives in the Cape there is no chance the ANC can compete with the brains trust that the DA have established there. We can only hope that the ANC redeploys those 2 clowns to another province (maybe Gauteng...hint hint) asap!

      Alan - 2013-03-13 16:17

      Fransmann is a Bigot and Racist and should be charged and tried in Court.

  • Leora Lipka - 2013-03-12 20:27

    Sounds like some companies are taking cheap shots cos their company got dropped and now are looking to apportion blame, never once considering that maybe another company was simply better than them.. Still, bloody stupid for a deputy minister to make such an infantile statement.

      alon.fisher.752 - 2013-03-13 08:59

      Do they ever make intelligent statements, cANCer & co??? :-)

  • Patrick Saunders - 2013-03-12 20:34

    so like anc, when all else fails drag race or religion into it.

  • wreford.white.9 - 2013-03-12 20:40

    Correction: Fransman irks everybody.

      Patricia Dewet - 2014-07-16 18:03

      So this thing woke up again. It is no fault of the Jews that they are clever and hardworking. Fransman get a proper job. All over the world the Muslims think their way of thinking is the only way. So they can kill who ever they want, if people do not agree with them. Sorry to say they bring it on themselves, good faith but look what they do all over.

  • Anthony Hooper - 2013-03-12 20:45

    He's an "irker"... Yeah I'm going to claim that phrase :-/

      glyn.morgan.96 - 2013-03-12 22:14

      Fransman is an "irker". This is a Hooperism. A figure of speech where the truth is paramount. Vote DA!

  • Rob - 2013-03-12 20:45

    Fransman, man on the take. He reminds me of Peter Marais

      Patricia Dewet - 2014-07-16 18:05

      No peter Marais had some brains, but Fransman is empty.

  • Leon Schwenk - 2013-03-12 20:49

    fransman you are a complete and utter brainless idiot

  • Leon Schwenk - 2013-03-12 20:56

    yes appoint another brainless twit

  • Piet Pompies - 2013-03-12 21:00

    Deputy International Racist Minister Marius Fransman.

  • rob.martin.94402343 - 2013-03-12 21:23

    Earning brownie points

  • Augustine Brown - 2013-03-12 21:24

    Eish whats so ironic is that between these aged old foes, they control the world economy today....

  • Esther Coetzee - 2013-03-12 21:37

    I fail to understand why the ANC always have to cry over Israel's relationship with Muslims? Why don't they shout when 'farm workers'destroy productive farms and in so doing, destroy their own and lots of job opportunities as well as ruining SA reputation(or what is left of it)? They should start sweeping before their own door

  • The_Don_@_Nkandla - 2013-03-12 21:42

    He is & has always been a disgusting racist & feels totally & happily at home with the ANC. And apart from now aiming at the Jews with his vitriol & debased thinking he also has it in for Afrikaners especially those farming in the WC where he threatened them with words to the effect 'julle gaan almal k*k!' as his way of handling unprotected strikes by seasonal farm workers.This man is as incompetent as they come in the ANC!

  • blessing.khumalo.90 - 2013-03-12 21:59

    I thought race was nolonger an issue in south africa am i dreaming or having a 94 illusion

      Dewald P Montgomery - 2013-03-13 06:37

      With ANC thugs saying "We won't vote for white people" or "We won't give the job to a qualified white person" and removing people from ceremonial posts because they "are white" even without any evidence she had not done a proper job, what exactly do you expect?

  • Alex Ndoo - 2013-03-12 22:04

    I don't see why the jews are complaining about the ANC they themselves brought to power, via Joe Slovo, Arthur Goldreich, Rusty Bernstein, Dennis Goldberg, Bob Hepple, Dr Hilliard Festenstein, etc.

      mike.down.5492 - 2013-03-12 22:43

      They are not complaining about the ANC, they are complaining about the comments Fransman made and he is the Deputy International Relations Minister.

      Dewald P Montgomery - 2013-03-13 06:39

      No, that's where you make the mistake. You THOUGHT they had assisted the ANC. But they just INFILTRATED the ANC in order to help overthrow the Nats' power on our mineral wealth. They didn't care jack about "apartheid". It was all about a greater cause. For the SAME reasons they will now get rid of the ANC, now that the ANC is threatening to nationalise mines, expropriate property, etc. In politics and economics, you simply don't mess with a Jew. We all know that. How's THAT for a conspiracy theory.

      themba.mazibuko.7587 - 2013-03-13 07:27

      This ANC is not the ANC that came to power. We all know that.

  • Willie Olivier - 2013-03-12 22:10

    Marius Fransman? Never heard of him! Must be a very little pea in a very big dirty pot!

  • glyn.morgan.96 - 2013-03-12 22:14

    Fransman is an "irker". This is a Hooperism. A figure of speech where the truth is paramount. Vote DA!

  • Paulson Meziri - 2013-03-12 22:22

    SA is no man's state, even a pakistani is a minister in ANC govt, poor SA. Lol

  • Paulson Meziri - 2013-03-12 22:37

    SA must have borrowed him from Iran or Pakistan. ANC last qaulified people to rule.

  • Peter Cornelius - 2013-03-12 23:21

    This is not a "racist thing" There is no race in religion.

  • Peter Cornelius - 2013-03-12 23:23

    And forgot to add that Fransman is a total idiot, of course. Typical to use religious issues to try score brownie points.

      gerasimos - 2013-03-13 07:36

      Lol BROWNIE points!

  • davy.botha - 2013-03-12 23:54

    Desperate times will bring out the worst behaviour in people. All Mr Fransman is doing is acting in this low down manner because they are desperate!

      Amelia Basson - 2013-03-13 03:50

      Problem is, 1000's were influenced by Fransman and only a handful read this!

      Amelia Basson - 2013-03-13 03:51

      Problem is, 1000's were influenced by Fransman and only a handful read this!

      Amelia Basson - 2013-03-13 03:52

      Problem is, 1000's were influenced by Fransman and only a handful read this!

  • Léviter Au-dessus des Montagnes-Bleues - 2013-03-13 00:12

    Thought Nathi Mthethwa was trying to beat Joe Ma'se mat for the title Minister of Undermining & Subversion but maybe this ugly dolt Fransman may be the winner in 2013

  • Toni Watson - 2013-03-13 00:19

    Ai gatiep

  • Caine Abel - 2013-03-13 02:53

    Ag shame ...he'll say and do anything to show the Anc he is a good little comrad

  • Piet Boerie - 2013-03-13 04:27

    And their I thought we all have moved to Australia...

  • Altus Kirsten - 2013-03-13 07:44

    Fransman will hang himself. Give him more rope....

  • Wayne Groenewald - 2013-03-13 08:03

    South African Jews were instrumental in the formation of the South African Communist Party (which launched the ANC) but then again what would a fool like Fransman know about that. Another ANC member drawing lines along cultural/ethnic/religious grounds. Few names come to mind: Arthur Goldreich, Rusty Bernstein, Dennis Goldberg, Bob Hepple, and Dr Hilliard Festenstein. Todays ANC is a joke - incompetence, corruption and ignorance is the norm. Their days are numbered - cant fool the people forever. Soon there will be few people alive left to tell the stories of the ANC's heydays. Nothing good has come from lethulie house in years.

      Struwen Giles - 2013-03-13 09:06

      Israel is an Apartheid State(google it), Just as Jews benefited from the Apartheid era in SA, however they new of the impending change and hence the forward planning. So please go educate yourself you moron

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-13 09:09

      Actually Struwen you are the moron. Israel is the only country in the Middle East with full rights for all religions. Google that.

  • sisie.indola - 2013-03-13 08:06

    Fransman will never engage the Jewish Board in dialogue - they are educated whereas he is just a tool. They will talk circles around him, and that would show him up as a fool that he is.

  • Gary5 - 2013-03-13 08:11

    He must be fired. If I had said that the christian companies must get the tenders all these muslim would be running to their mommy rights commission.

  • Mike Hansonn - 2013-03-13 09:02

    Yes he is a terrible racist pig however you have to admit that there is an element in truth of how zionists have claimed top perch and run to the human rights commission antytime people want a slice...they are as inherently evil as islamist fundmentalists and always try to detract attention from their appaling "messiah complex" they like to think they have over everyone.Israel is a very separatist state and racist to foot.

  • Struwen Giles - 2013-03-13 09:47

    However let's not get carried away here. The issue at hand as raised By Mr.Fransman has to do with the tenders previously gained by the Cape Muslim community(actually the coloured community)that's now in the hands of wealthy Jewish companies. All one has to do is look at the Gov. tender bulletins and refer back to previous ones and compare the awarded tenders(all online)...You'll find that Mr. Fransman is on track.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-13 10:11

      It's called a meritocracy, the best tender wins, I know that is anathema to ANC politics where the best connected person gets it, think On Point Engineering. Sowing religious divisions is poor, even for Fransman.

  • Struwen Giles - 2013-03-13 11:50

    By the way, the tenders in question were for Cape Town(DA governed).....So there you go for meritocracy...

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-13 12:24

      That was my point exactly, the DA grants tenders based on merit, unlike the ANC.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-13 13:15

    Fransman irks everybody every time he opens his mouth. Stupid man.

  • Struwen Giles - 2013-03-13 13:55

    Jewish Companies get the tender and employ the same coloureds, who lost the contract to do the work. So many ways around the BEE requirements. Please take a look at the "awarded tenders list" on the tender bulletins. Name me a Jewish company that employs Jews to do the work....

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-13 14:32

      The exact same colored people or are you lumping them all together as one group? What difference does it make who they employ to do the job? Of they can do the best job for the best price, what is the issue?

  • Mike Hansonn - 2013-03-18 16:06

    the goyim

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