Ok so while i generally stay clear of political f**kery i thought this story i spotted on the UK’s Daily Mail website was worth my 2 cents hey. Apparently the ANC is being accused of hiring white people to attend a political rally in Welkom by bribing them with food. The group of white people were photographed sitting in the front row wearing ANC t-shirts and speaker Cyril Ramaphosa pointed them out as proof that the ANC is the party for everyone. According to reports some members of the group had no idea who he was and said that they were promised free food parcels to attend the event.
If you’re like me then you probably just shrugged and said ‘well that doesn’t surprise me’, but i can’t help think of the outcry had the roles been reversed and another party was accused of ‘bribing’ non-whites to sit in the front row of a rally attended by mostly white people.
The Volksblad newspaper is in Afrikaans so i’m not gonna quote them, but if you can understand it then HERE.
This from the Daily Mail in the UK though.
“South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has been accused of bribing poor white people to attend a party rally in an attempt to bolster its multi-racial credentials.
The ANC’s alleged ‘hire a white’ scheme was exposed after more than a 100 poor white people sat in the front few rows of a political rally in the north of the country.” [Mail Online]
Imagine the DA did that.
Right…let’s move along shall we and leave the politics to the serious journalists.