League must re­di­rect its wrath

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - John Whit­lock

THE ANC Women’s League, ex­pe­ri­enced econ­o­mists, have now moved into the psy­cho­log­i­cal field.

I re­fer here to its com­ment: “Farmer not show­ing re­morse for psy­cho­log­i­cal trauma of woman in cage”.

Have these very con­cerned women taken Linda Steenkamp for med­i­cal tests and psy­cho­log­i­cal coun­selling? Could we see both re­ports? How can one suf­fer “psy­cho­log­i­cal trauma” if one opted to sit in the back of a bakkie?

Trauma is a con­di­tion caused by se­vere shock. Steenkamp did not seem to be on the verge of a ner­vous break­down. What was the farmer sup­posed to do with the cage?

The ANCWL goes on to say the gov­ern­ment must “rad­i­cally im­ple­ment land dis­tri­bu­tion and eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion”. What have these two got to do with the woman?

Since 1912, “blacks have overex­tended (sic) the olive branch to build a rain­bow na­tion”. Re­ally, Meokgo Matuba, 1912?

His­tory must be made com­pul­sory in all schools.

Matuba, just like Malema and other black racists, goes on to threaten whites in that “in the near fu­ture vic­tims of racism, with the sup­port of peace-lov­ing cit­i­zens (sic) …might lose pa­tience and re­quest (sic) the fa­nat­ics of racism to leave the coun­try”.

Will this threat ap­ply to black racists as well who will then have to re­turn to North Africa from whence they came?

Who and what gives the ANCWL the right to dic­tate who may and may not live in SA? Ar­ro­gance in the ex­treme.

T h e ANCWL should rather di­rect its wrath and in­dig­na­tion to those com­mit­ting mob jus­tice, ston­ing and beat­ing al­leged per­pe­tra­tors to death, the hor­ren­dous and bru­tal farm mur­ders, grue­some ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing bakkies and taxis, rapes of small chil­dren and the el­derly, new­borns thrown down pit la­trines etcetera.

The league has failed mis­er­ably in this re­gard, and has no right to dic­tate to oth­ers. When is it ever go­ing to do some­thing con­struc­tive?

Failed ANCWL has no right to dic­tate to oth­ers


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