Lerato Sibanda | Spare the pit bull, kill the black man

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Belinda’s 3-step surefire plan to reclaim South Africa for her people and their pit bulls is reinforcing of a genocide mentality and must not be looked upon lightly.  Especially as she pleads to her WhatsApp group mates to spread this message to others, which is a mobilisation. Photo: Alfonso Nqunjana
Belinda’s 3-step surefire plan to reclaim South Africa for her people and their pit bulls is reinforcing of a genocide mentality and must not be looked upon lightly. Especially as she pleads to her WhatsApp group mates to spread this message to others, which is a mobilisation. Photo: Alfonso Nqunjana

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During this past week, I finally took a minute to listen to the macabre contents of the voice note of that racially prejudiced woman, a Belinda Magor, who (ag shame) was outed for her misgivings about pit bull laws.

Magor was kind and generous enough to offer analysis to the solution of the pit bull threat. In a nutshell, she suggests the racial cleansing and castration of black men and women.

She first suggests that she and her compatriots:

Number one, ‘ban the black man’. And then, number two, she offers a way to do so, which is to take out the uterus and ovaries of black women, so as to prevent them from giving birth to more black men.

As a last resort, Magor suggests that she and other white people kill the black man.

Magor’s three-step surefire plan to reclaim South Africa for her people and their pit bulls is the reinforcement of a genocide mentality, and it must not be looked on lightly, especially as she pleads with her WhatsApp group to spread this message to others, which is a mobilisation.

From my view, it is a crime of treason.

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I do, however, sympathise that Magor was betrayed. Someone dared to share to the cloud what was meant to remain in the confines of a WhatsApp group of pit bull breeders and activists.

The motives of whoever betrayed her must be assessed. Was it for comic relief with friends in white circles, from human conviction to expose a racist woman, or as a tool to inspire national anarchy by organisations that seek to topple the state?

We live in a day and age when no action must be taken lightly, especially bearing in mind that our black brothers and sisters in the diaspora have often been inspired to neurosis as a mode to inspire them to kill one another.

Whatever the reason for the outing of Magor, I still see this leak as refreshing in this regard: it exposed and affirmed what I have become growingly convinced of in recent years, that a racial cleansing agenda is still advocated by some white South Africans.

“Ban them, kill them, shoot them, get rid of them 'cause they are the problem.”

If ever there were two provocative statements with damaging poetic licence and the employment of rhetoric; these were them. It is very traumatic to hear those words as a black person

Nothing will aid the white capitalist cause more than to see burgeoning protests, looting and bloodshed on the streets, which is plausible in a country where black people still suffer generational trauma and anger, which is one of the stages of grief.

Let us return to Magor’s narrative to employ her words as a discourse of the white mentality: “Who created the black man, do you think God? I don’t think so!”

Indeed, some white people still believe that the white race is closer to God and purer in thought, reason and enlightenment.

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Moreover, some white people see black people as inherently degenerate and backward. This is a mentality that will keep racism alive for aeons to come.

There is an irony in Magor’s advocacy of pit bulls, even at the cost of black lives.

Pit bulls have often served as a symbol for the protection of white South Africans and their worlds and homes from the black man, since the dompas era.

Although this idea may be comical for some black people, I have lived with white housemates and seen their confidence in their pets to deliver them from the black man. The killer dog is a deep comfort for white South Africans.

Let us take a moment to further ponder Magor’s ideology of black male people, which she has bundled into one monolithic prototype: the black man.

This exoticisation and fetishisation of the black male body as terror and terrible is a revival of a precolonial rhetoric device. This is the same fear that Oscar Pistorius suggested led him to shoot down a door, assuming that an intruder was in the bathroom: a black man.

We are nearing 2023, which will be 10 years since uTata passed, 10 years into the release of the State of Capture report and 10 years since former ANC ice boy Julius Malema started his political party.

I was having a talk with a white neighbour of mine around June, who is in his twenties, and I recall the genuine fear when he asked: “Lerato, what do you think of the EFF and of Malema? I honestly am so afraid of them.”

In his eyes I witnessed that fear and neurosis of the black man coming from a young white man who was also highly educated. Therefore, I put it to you that racism is not an older generation thing.

Racial prejudice is being published and promoted among white Generation Zs of both Dutch and English ancestry, and to kids as well.

It was because of this fear of the black man that AfriForum sought to muzzle the EFF from singing protest songs, suggesting that this would lead to the killing of white owners of farms.

Magor has involuntarily broken down the black man narrative from the white perspective very well.

She was being transparent, as she was speaking in a safe and intimate setting. She and others in this land see the black man as a kind of devil. And that is part of the South African problem. Not pit bull laws.


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