I have borrowed the title from one of the most blatantly racist and uninformed opinion pieces that I have ever read. There are 2 other opinion pieces which have caught my eye in recent weeks. The first is one titled "How Mandela sold out blacks" which is basically a tirade written by an ANC educated, black communist youth who calls himself "Youngster". The crux of the piece is that Nelson Mandela failed the black people of South Africa by not immediately enforcing nationalisation of all white owned property the minute the ANC was elected in 1994.
The second opinion piece that caught my eye was written by Claudia Mead titled "Three Reasons South Africa Will Fail". this is a well reasoned, well written and well researched article which sets out the manner in which the current ANC is failing South Africans (be they black, white, Indian, Chinese, coloured or green with purple polkadots) on a daily basis. The only criticism I have is that Claudia seemed to be supportive of Apartheid - which we all know is a one way ticket into being branded a racist (Claudia is white) and thus having your entire article being dismissed as racist without there being a chance of the true message sinking in.
The piece that has really caught my attention (and which I would have responded to before now had I not been extremely pissed off) I have copied verbatim below:
Dear White people in South Africa - by Lukhona-Mguni
14 August 2012, 17:08