Dawie Roodt No Longer Hides His Racism

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

No matter how you cloak it up buddy it still smells the same. This is Africa and one day all those that think that they are not Africans will have to leave. You cannot discriminate against Africans in Africa, writes Thandolwethu Mene.

South Africa as an ideal was pitched as a place that places no importance on race, religion or sexual orientation. This is not to say that we should all sit in a circle and sing kumbaya. We should all just accept each other for who we are. For some time now, I have been noticing a trend that only black South Africans hold on to this ideal and that the white part of our society only aspires to this when it suits them. For all intents and purposes most white South Africans are Africans only when it suits them.

They do not recognise themselves as Africans. There always have to be a distinction between a white South African and a South African. Everything bad about South Africa is committed by Africans and they give the stats as proof. Neglecting to mention the fact that this is Africa and the vast majority of people who reside here are Africans. We are a nation that is trying to forget the evils of apartheid that sought to divide us based on the colour of our skin.

We are trying to build a society that puts emphasis on a person’s dignity and not the colour of his skin. No matter how much progress we seem to think we have made there always appears something that reminds us that we are far from where we ought to be. We will not achieve this togetherness as long as other people think that they are better than others solely based on the colour of their skin. There should be nowhere in our land where we cannot go because we are black.

That fact makes my blood boil and I will treat any person who supports that idea as an enemy of our land. I do not understand how these people in Orania continue to be allowed to live as if they are in the apartheid era. Why are they being treated like heroes? Why is this not being treated as the cancer that it really is? There is no place for racism in South Africa and Dawie Roodt should be ashamed of himself.

No matter how you cloak it up buddy it still smells the same. This is Africa and one day all those that think that they are not Africans will have to leave. You cannot discriminate against Africans in Africa.

Thandolwethu Mene is an Afrocentric writer/director at African Native Media House www.afrikanativemh.com. He bought his Media Studies degree at the University of Cape Town but unfortunately had to spend four years attending lecturers, writing essays and exams due to White Monopoly Capital. Guess that’s what you get for being not connected politically. He dabbles with teaching at Kgomotso High School in Pretoria for two years 2011 to 2012. He liked it so much that he went to Japan to do the same thing in 2013 to 2017. That is when he started travelling Eastern Asian countries and appropriating their culture.