LESEGO LEKOMA’S claim in his email (Letters, 25 September) that “…according to history, most of the current Caucasian races originating from southern Africa and the Australasian Pacific are actually descendants of thieves and convicted felons who either stowed away or escaped from British and Dutch ships that used Australia as a prison” makes you wonder at the level of his education.
South African history is my strong point and never in my life have I come across the claim that “most” whites in SA are descendants of convicts. Australia, yes; SA, no. Good that he mentions he’s sales manager for FNB Insurance. If he’s any indication of the intellectual level of his workplace, I don’t imagine I’ll ever be using his company for anything.