"I was astonished at the complete overreaction to ... the murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche by so many white South Africans and sections of the white media. ...Max is on point here. In the opening hours of the murder ETV's coverage was mostly sensationalism.
How did it happen that all these people forgot that Terre'Blanche was the national clown 16 years ago? That 99.9% of South Africans thought the AWB were disgusting fascists and racists?
Terre'Blanche was the joker with holes in his underpants lying on the doormat of an English poppie, the buffoon who fell off his horse, the crazed racist who led his thugs into Bophuthatswana to “kill some kaffirs”, the lunatic who crashed through the Codesa building’s windows with an armoured car and assaulted staff, the hooligan who served time in jail for a vicious racist assault on a defenceless man.
Nobody but a handful of dronkgat (drunk-ass) half-wits ever took Terre'Blanche seriously.
And now that two of his workers clubbed him to death, apparently because he refused to pay them, he is suddenly a paragon of virtue and a martyr for the white cause!
Most letter writers and radio callers unequivocally declare that his murderers were motivated by Malema’s song.
Do you really think the two workers would not have killed him if Malema had never sang that song? Unless strong evidence emerges, it would be very hard to believe.
I was deeply ashamed by the overwhelming, vulgar racism unleashed by whites since Terre'Blanche’s murder.
Deborah Patta and Jeremy Maggs milked the story and made repeated connections between Malema's singing of "kill the boer" and the murder.
This kind of sensationalism sells. And last night the circus continued when secretary general, André Visagie, threw a dramatic fit of confrontation at black political commentator Lebohang Pheko on live TV.
Visagie made a fool of himself. South Africa watched the substance of the AWB in all its inglorious irrelevance.
What is even sadder is the fact that thousands of black victims of crime will not be afforded the same spotlight.
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