Author and columnist Annelie Botes made some comments that has just about everyone in South Africa talking. She told an Afrikaans newspaper that she “does not like black people”.
She is an award winning novelist but her publishers have distanced themselves from this comment. Feeling threatened by a black person if one is white is nothing new, a lot of people feel the same as Annelie Botes but refuse to acknowledge it.
She said she feels threatened by black people because she feels that black men are the “face of crime” in South Africa.
She has now been widely condemned, accused, and bad mouthed because of her comments but this also shows the double standards of South Africans. Just yesterday the court reaffirmed that the singing of “kill the boer” in South Africa is illegal and hate speech after the ruling party, the ANC went to court to sing about killing this white minority in South Africa.
White people are under constant attack and persecuted for being white yet this is no big deal to many because they are so conditioned into accepting that white people deserve this because of apartheid.
Recently Julius Malema said:
“They do not participate in anything that is of national importance, they do not observe national days, they do not support national initiatives,”
“… they do not care about the development of this country, they are forever obsessed with whether they are going to be attacked or robbed.”
and previously comments that did not spark national debate of the kind were:
“We are going to kill you whites like flies when Mandela dies” – Judge John Motata
” You must not steal from blacks- rather steal from whites”- Willy Madisha
“Whites must watch-out- we will take action and make the country un-governable if they do not get in line quickly”- Gwede Mantasha
” Let me tell you my friend- I have triumphed over your apartheid regime,- and I will triumph over you again- once and for all”- Julius Malema
” I have beaten the Colonials – and I am going to beat the children of the children of the Colonials”- Julius Malema
Some serious double standards in South African society.