Hate-frenzy against whites, black foreigners
25 May 2012 Leave a comment
Growing hatespeech, calls for genocide of Boers and black foreigners in South Africa:
There have been at least 88 very violent demonstrations from January 1 2011 to May 5 2012 LOGGED ON THIS WEBSITE ALONE in which white South Africans and black foreign shopowners were specifically targetted in racist violence accompanied by hate speech, and one white woman was gang-raped ‘in revenge’ by a large group of black males in Rustenburg. The Editor’s forum warns that the ruling ANC party’s call to boycot City Press newspaper unless they remove a satirical picture of SA president Zuma – “is tantamount to abuse of power’.
The SA Institute for Race Relations ‘ Anthea Jefferey said in an interview with the Citizen on May 18 2012 that since 2011, some 1,000 VIOLENT strike-actions had been recorded in South Africa, and that this violence was becoming increasingly aggressive. There is a growing atmosphere of violent unrest throughout the country: has the ruling ANC/SACP/Cosatu triad lost its grip on the governance of the country?
Above: In a rather odd race-hatred-related incident on August 2011 – police officers are supposed to remain neutral when trying to maintain the peace – a black South African police officer was photographed (above centre) pointing his assault-carbine at the head of an unarmed young Afrikaner male in Pretoria, taking sides with black municipal workers who were trashing the Pretoria streets and attacking passersby: the cop ordered the white youth to stop cleaning up after the local municipal sanitation workers.
AT least one to two daily rioting-incidents are reported in 2012 – and during which many major SA roads are being blocked by burning tyre-barricades and very violent, large crowds of people from adjacent squatter camps next to the highways, demand bribes from passing motorists. Often, whites are specifically targetted and racially abused during these riots. Yet the reasons for these ‘political actions’ often cannot be ascertained other than financial gain – these increasingly large mobs are threatening motorists with violence, rocking their cars and dragging people from the vehicles, in order to extort cash and property from them. There have been attempts by some police-officers to stop these road blocks by arresting some individuals taking the bribes – however not one of those people were charged – all were released without charges the next day. These specific demonstrators mentioned in the incidents, were specially targetting white South Africans and black foreign shopowners in racist violence.
“We are all racists” — Hatespeech over a satirical painting of Jacob Zuma by a white artist causes a wave of anti-white hatespeech – yet a similar painting by a black artist does not:
“The recent development involving the president of the republic, an artist, the art gallery and a newspaper exposed us as a country and our sponsored reconciliation as not perfect after all, in fact as being nothing more than a fraud. Now the whole world knows who and what we really are. As a country we have been unmasked: we are all racists,’. This was written by Nhlanhla Mtaka, the executive director of political advisory Ingabadi group, twitter: @ingabadigroup.
Editors’ Forum says ruling ANC-party’s call to boycot City Press newspaper ‘tantamount to intimidation and abuse of power”
24 May 2012 JOHANNESBURG. “The South African National Editors’ Forum notes that the South Gauteng High Court has decided to adjourn the hearing of an application by President Jacob Zuma and the ANC seeking to compel City Press newspaper to remove from its website an image of the Spear, a controversial painting by Brett Murray depicting the President.Sanef accepts that South Africans have divergent attitudes to the artwork in question, and that some may find it offensive.
However we believe it is the right and duty of print, internet, and broadcast news providers to ensure that their audiences are as fully informed as possible on matters of public interest. Decisions about how to handle potentially offensive material while carrying out that duty lie within the editorial discretion of each news organisation, and City Press is well within its rights to continue displaying the Spear on its website.
Similarly, the ANC is entitled to criticise the decisions taken by editors. We hope that officials and ordinary members will not allow such criticism to stray into the domain of threats against news organisations or journalists with whom the party disagrees.
Sanef is alarmed at the call by the ANC and senior governing party leaders for a boycott of City Press newspaper. While we recognise the right of the ANC to advise members on how to exercise their consumer decisions, the call for a boycott of a newspaper is tantamount to intimidation and abuse of power. This kind of behaviour is unbecoming of a party that functions in an open democratic stage and especially one which leads the national government.
Sivenathi Ligwa: “Still believe the Boers and the Nigerians should be slaughtered… ”
Alfred Lephalala: May 25 2012: ‘I am going to John Vorster square and sing Kill the Boer over the Motto instrumental”
Anglo-American chairman fund chairman Clem Sumter warned on Dec 8 2010 that the ANC must stop the genocidal hatespeech against the white farmers:
Nelson Mandela promise: ‘ to Kill All the Boers ‘- song
Black SA artist: ‘ Brett Murray ‘penis’ painting of Zuma is not racist’
Spot the difference: Why were there no objections to the painting by black SA artist Aynanda Mabula ‘s display of Zuma’s and Tutu’s knobs in 2010 – but outrage and a court-case over white artist Brett Murray’s Spear painting of Zuma?
May 24 2012 THE STAR – Johannesburg — Satirical artist Ayanda Mabulu said on Wednesday that for the ANC to describe Murray’s portrait as racist was “portraying black people in a wrong way”. “(The ANC) are dark and illiterate – they must go back to school and come back tomorrow,” said Mabulu.
‘If a president disrespected the people he was supposed to serve – there was no other way to depict that president:’
He said art didn’t know colour or race, as it spoke a universal language. He argued that if a president disrespected the people he or she was supposed to be serving, then there was no other way of depicting that president.
His own controversial painting, Ngcono Ihlwempu Kunesibhanxa Sesityebi (Better Poor Than A Rich Puppet), was shown in November 2010 in a solo exhibition at the Worldart Gallery in Cape Town. The exhibition, Un-mute my tongue, portrayed the desire of poor black South Africans for their views to be heard and considered.
The painting featured Zuma, Barack Obama, Robert Mugabe, PW Botha, Nelson Mandela, George Bush, Pope Benedict XVI and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu seated around a table, like the figures in Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Zuma’s penis was supported by a crutch – a metaphor used by Mabulu for the perception that Zuma’s sexual escapades were out of control and needed help. Mabulu said that as a young black artist, he was feeling the sting of poverty, and he used art to depict what was going in the country. “What other way of depicting the president than how he is understood in the township?”
Mabulu said people in townships had been whispering in their homes about Zuma’s sexual prowess and Murray’s portrait had amplified the conversation. He praised Murray for his “powerful” portrait and said there was no room for “phony metaphors” when it came to social commentary. Artists had to “depict the situation as it is”.
Moving from the premise that a man’s genitals symbolised his power, he suggested that to depict accurately how much power Zuma wielded, he would have painted him with between 10 and 100 penises.
Worldart Gallery director Charl Bezuidenh out said Mabulu’s painting had a mixed reaction. “Some didn’t like it, but most did not feel offended and no one was upset.” Bezuidenhout said the Un-Mute My Tongue exhibition was so successful all the work on show was sold. “America is sending a rocket into space and we are quibbling about a painting that features a penis. On the one hand it confirms how fragile and young our democracy is and how we need to be cautious. On the other hand, the refusal to see the painting in context and the fact that the real issues and metaphors are not discussed, saddens me immensely,” he said. ANC national spokesman Jackson Mthembu declined to comment, saying he did not know Mabulu, nor his artwork.