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Irene Van Niekerk is a 15yr old gold medalist living in a Gauteng squatter camp…and the US is funding her [video]
Posted by on Apr 25th, 2013

Ok so after several people sent me this story i’m gonna post it because the rest of the world is looking at us and wondering why a 15 year old Afrikaans girl, living in a shack in a Gauteng informal settlement, and who has won 27 athletics gold medals has to get funding from Americans to realise her dream of being a star athlete.

The story of Irene Van Niekerk is making news around the world after Dr Skip Moen from the US posted an interview with her a few days ago which resulted in Americans donating more than R20,000 towards her athletics future.

Here is the video Dr Moen posted.

That’s quite a story.

It even made it onto the SASCOC Road To Rio site.

“When the story was forwarded to me, I saw a young athlete with raw talent who has won 32 gold medals over the past two years and I decided to investigate the matter,” Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) said.”

“Sam said that he will discuss the matter with a top coach at the University of Johannesburg and will also investigate whether she qualifies to run in Paralympic events. Irene missed out on the South African championships this year as she cut her toe just before the event.” [Road to Rio]

Ok so i wasn’t really gonna comment on this story because i would like to help that girl out and make her realise her dream (as im sure many of you do), but that guy….seriously that guy. I can’t be the only one who’s giving that guy side-eyes. That part of his intro where he said ‘the black government of South Africa has a reverse apartheid programme in place, legally abusing a white population’?

Come now.

[thanks Rob and everyone else who sent it in]

Robert Lance says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Thanks daddy. I appreciate it.

Gruwel says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

So you seriously believe the government is not “legally abusing the white population”? That everything in SA is A-OK and everybody is one big happy family in our rainbow nation?

All I can say to you sir, is “Come now”.

robert kelly says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

“Come now?”

Good lord.

Anybody who thinks whites are not horrendously treated by the racist black government isn’t living in the real world.

In South Africa whites CANNOT advance on their own merit.

They created their beautiful civilization in an area that was so remote many areas were uninhabited entirely.

It is the white, spineless weenies throughout the West who made them give it up to the third world hordes who inundated the country with their hands out, because they couldn’t even come close to building anything similar.

American whites should unite to force this corrupt US government to bring those people here. They would be an excellent addition to the population, instead of the ones they take in from Somalia, Haiti and elsewhere who turn to crime and violence in large percentages, and hardly none of them have the intelligence to learn above a level that borders on mental retardation.

robert kelly says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

“Your comment is awaiting approval from an administrator…”

And the reason for that is because you want to be VERY careful the truth doesn’t get posted, eh, old guy?

Send me an email..I’d like to talk to you…one on one.

Savage says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

No the reason is that i was sleeping and all comments from new readers await approval

leightz_sa says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Things just got racist up in here… inappropriate slow clap

destructure says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Do you think we don’t know about the murder and torture of farmers?

Do you think we don’t know Amnesty international has Afrikaaners listed at Stage 6 genocide?

Do you think we haven’t seen the videos of ANC leaders including Malema, Mandela and even SA president Jacob Zuma singing “shoot the boer” at rallies?

Its easy for you to overlook and deny because its not happening to you. You probably have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside for being so tolerant and non racial. Plus, it would be a hassle to take such an unfashionable opinion. Meanwhile others pay the price for your warm, fuzzy feelings and convenience. I’m not impressed.

Shaheen says:
April 04, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Does the narrator / interviewer have to emphasise that she’s white so much?
As if her colour makes her a special case.
Shouldn’t housing for all its be people, irrespective of colour, be a government priority?

Nobody should have to live in a shack while the president spends a quarter of a billion on his personal home.

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