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15 November 2010
Inciting Racial Hatred – Andile Mnxgama
14 NOVEMBER 2010
Blacks can’t be racist
Excerpt of an article published by the Praag Website.by Andile Mngxitama
The following is an excerpt of a transcribed version, of a talk given by Andile Mngxitama at Wits University on an essay he wrote, titled “Blacks can’t be Racist”. He gave the talk to a full house in August 2010.
“Now today I want to talk about “Black s can’t be Racist”. I’m told by some people who were giving out pamphlets for this talk that some brothers and sisters said, “No, you can’t say we’re not racist, I am racist, I hate white people”. (Laughter) And I was thinking how do you get around that point because that is the most natural response that Black people should have against white racism? We should hate people that oppress us. We should hate a system that oppresses us. But you see, we’ve been messed up so much that we can’t even say it. But hatred is not going to take you very far, you see? So I was thinking that to deal with this problem……..”
The complete essay is available here.
Following the argument of Mr. Mngxitama is like reading Nazi propaganda on the “final solution”.
Statements that are a cause for concern:
- “We should hate people that oppress us”
- “If you don’t limit this definition, (of RACISM) then racism becomes everything and everyone can be a victim of racism.
- The destruction of our Africanness was led by two processes: The one is their education, their white education and secondly their white God
- If you don’t ….(defend the discourse that blacks can’t be racist)… then you are not giving yourself a chance to make claims to this society about the reparations that are due to us as Black people.
- I DO think that Black people “have desires” to kill white people
- White people are visitors, investors, tourists and so on.
- Lamenting the fact that “…even if we wanted to [kill white people] we don’t have the power…”
- The …”desire” to kill…. “has no material benefits”. Suggesting that ACTION is required.
- What are we so scared of? What stops us from changing our country?
- “…..we must make a decision about whether we want to continue in this slavery path or we want to take our country back and maybe suffer some consequences but be like Zimbabwe…”
In response to her comments, Freedom Front Plus leader Dr. Pieter Mulder, who also is the deputy-agriculture minister in the same Cabinet, said Sotyuo was stoking “racial tension”. Mulder said: “She has to especially be cautious not to become part of the generalizations against farmers and target them. As new deputy minister she will still have a lot to do with farm murders and the cruelty of farm murders, which take place easier in such a polarized climate. Judge Hlope’s judgment in the Marthinus Esterhuizen case in Beaufort West, where he in an emotional manner referred to the accused that “he has no soul … and has to go and rot in jail” could easily be generalized to the other side in the same manner. The same goes for the decision of the magistrate in Ventersdorp to grant bail to the accused in the Eugene Terre’Blanche murder case, while all the facts, such as that he is a Zimbabwean with definite possibilities to flee, had been ignored.To incite people racially in South Africa is no art. Of leaders such as in Ms. Sotyu’s position, it is expected that they would put their case in a responsible manner. http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page72308?oid=210636&sn=Marketingweb+detail&pid=90389
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