Silly claim

Finweek English Edition - - News - VIN­CENT LER­OUX

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.

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