Right-wing groups are opportunists
Most right-thinking South Africans take everything said by AfriForum, Freedom Front Plus and other rightwing groups with a pinch of salt.
Freedom Front’s comments that the sentence meted out to the men who stuffed Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin was ‘excessive’ are shocking. They further said the sentences will harm race relations in Middelburg.
These comments are said by people who think black people should not have rights. AfriForum said the killing of farmers was racially motivated.
The killing of farmers is unfortunate and should be stopped immediately. For someone to suggest farmers are killed for political reasons, is very low.
What is astonishing is the fact that in incidents where black people are victims of white aggression, you will never hear AfriForum or the Freedom Front make any noise. The only reason AfriForum wants to be involved in the Grace Mugabe incident is because they have an axe to grind with Robert Mugabe. It has nothing to do with feeling sorry for Gabriella Engels. Farmers have terrorised workers for years on their farms but both groups kept quiet.
They’ll get my respect the day they start showing consistency in condemning atrocities across racial lines. For as long as the likes of Victor Mlotshwa, Nelson Chisale, Tshepo Matloga, Paul Motshabi and many others are terrorised and killed by racists, we’ll never have an inclusive South Africa. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson deserve their sentences. They did the crime, now they must do the time. Richardson Mzaidume Pimville