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Eugene Terreblanche found dead......

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 1:00PM
Eugene Terreblanche found dead

To be honest I'm amazed he's lasted this long.......

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Apr 2010 1:04PM
I was thinking that when I read the news on the BBC site... I thought he'd got it years ago.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 1:08PM

Quote:Mr Zuma condemned the killing as a "terrible deed".

The last thing SA needs now is for the World Cup to be called off due to racial unrest.
thewilliam 9 6.1k
4 Apr 2010 1:26PM
I always had the suspicion that he was really a spoof.

His name "Terreblanche" is French for "White land". And the three-legged swastikas!
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
4 Apr 2010 2:28PM
No great loss then.......!!!!!!!
jakabout 13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 5:27PM

Quote:No great loss then.......!!!!!!!

You're right... he's no great loss to the world in the grand scheme of things. He was a vile man, with vile ideals. But there can be no moral justification for doing what they did to Terreblanche - full stop.

What will you say if Malema, the "Kill the boer" proponent, suffers the same fate at the hands of white men who hate his ideals?

Oh and Terreblanche is a fairly common surname in SA, coming from the French Huguenots who colonised SA in the 17th century.
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
4 Apr 2010 5:41PM
Wage dispute = racial incident?
Not in my book
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 6:01PM

Quote:Wage dispute

At night in bed on a Saturday?????? My thoughts and experience say not really
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 6:42PM

Quote:Wage dispute = racial incident?
Not in my book

Or is that a smoke screen...sounds like they caught the perpetrators rather quickly....perhaps to bring the incident to a swift end.
4 Apr 2010 8:13PM
Mmm interesting this is. I reckon it will be the security services, and two poor workers used as pawns. Seen it done in N Ireland - too often
thewilliam 9 6.1k
4 Apr 2010 8:38PM
I met an African called Elastic Banda, which also seems to be a common name.
jakabout 13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 9:04PM

Quote:Wage dispute = racial incident?
Not in my book

A great oversimplification of the issue - but in truth that is indeed the gist of it, coming as it has hot on the heels of Malema's nationalisation drive and the controversy over the "Kill the boer, Kill the farmer" song which Julius Malema sings at ANC Youth rallys and other public events. He's now in Zimbabwe singing the song as it's not been declared unconstitutional there Wink

The ANC leadership opposed the banning of the song saying it violated freedom of speech but the courts declared that singing the song was unconstitutional and amounted to hate speech and should therefore not be tolerated. When the country's leadership doesn't agree that singing old revolution songs which call for the death of whites can be seen as hate speech then you've got a problem.

They say that people know the song is a relic from the days when the ANC was fighting for freedom ... but the problem is people don't know that, or don't care when caught up in the fervour of a public rally. People see what they want to see, hear what they want to hear. Malema is using that to his advantage while he stirs up the fight all over again because he says nothing has changed for the better in the 16 years since the New South Africa began. There are millions of disenchanted so-called "previously disadvantaged" people in SA who are still living in horrific conditions. Prime conditions for stirring up old hatreds and malcontent.

Now add to the mix the fact that the farmer that was killed this time was a pig of a man who mistreated his workers and didn't pay them the lower than slave wages promised... and that farmer is Eugene Terreblanche, a hated (universally) pro-Apartheid leader in his day, you've got a couple of martyrs to the cause.

So "wage dispute = racial incident" is entirely plausible in the South Africa I know... sadly.
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
4 Apr 2010 9:26PM

Quote:Wage dispute = racial incident?
Not in my book

All seems a bit odd, I`d say neither.
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
5 Apr 2010 11:23AM
Judi - I bow to your superior local knowlege (for want of a better expression).

pcheywood 12 1.3k England
5 Apr 2010 11:38AM
I just wish that the BBC could actually report news in an unbiased fashion, without skewing it or adding their own agenda. Sad

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