Look­ing Back

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Opinion -

In Week­end Post of No­vem­ber 10 2012, the head­line “Lindiwe called a co­conut” led the news­pa­per for the day. The story, by Bar­bara Hol­lands, read: “DA par­lia­men­tary leader Lindiwe Maz­ibuko was jeered and la­belled a ‘co­conut’ yes­ter­day as a mob of hos­tile union­ists and teach­ers gate-crashed a protest march by the party aimed at de­mand­ing bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion in the Eastern Cape. The dra­matic scenes un­folded out­side the of­fices of the pro­vin­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment in Zwelit­sha near Bhisho, where the DA’s ‘peace­ful’ march soon erupted into chaos as Sadtu and Ne­hawu sup­port­ers wielded sticks and heck­led Maz­ibuko and a group of 500 of her sup­port­ers . . . sing­ing ‘am­ab­ulu am­nyama’ [rich blacks or co­conuts].”

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