The U.S. isn’t the only place with raging black-and-white racial tension.
In South Africa, a political party has called for the murder of white women and children. The death directive comes as a result of a terse battle over the taxi industry.
Andile Mngxitama — president of the Black First Land First party — spoke at a rally last weekend in the city of Potchesfstroom, where he promised bloodshed for whites:
“For each one person that is being killed by the taxi industry, we will kill five white people. … For every one black person we will kill five white people. … You kill one of us, we will five of you. We’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their children, we’ll kill anything we find in our way.”
The crowd cheered.
“For every one of them, we’ll kill how many?” he asked.
They chanted back, “Five!”
“For every one of them?” he yelled.
“Five!” they responded.
The chant even called for death to their pets.
“We’ll kill their children, we’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their dogs, we’ll kill their cats, we’ll kill anything.”
The leader has since claimed his comments have been taken out of context.
He’s explained he was merely responding to recent remarks by a supporter of the taxi industry, billionaire, Johann Rupert.
In an interview with Power FM, Rupert stated that if “those red guys come,” they should remember that he has his own army.
Rupert is close friends and business partners with the chairman of the South African Black Taxi Association, Jabu Mabuza.
Rupert’s tone was reportedly lighthearted, but Mngxitama’s clearly was not.
Furthermore, Rupert was speaking of the Economic Freedom Fighters party — to whom he refers as the ““red beret Vendas” — not Mngxitama’s. And he never mentioned race.
The EFF responded to Rupert’s comments with charges of inciting violence.
Mngxitama accused Rupert of insensitivity because he should know that, in the South African taxi industry, people get killed.
Mngxitama vowed that his party would be in parliament by 2019.
That may be difficult to achieve, especially since a complaint has been filed with the Independent Electoral Commission over Mngxitama inciting hatred and violence. If he’s found guilty, Black First Land First could lose its party registration.
Mngxitama is an anti-capitalism Marxist militant.
Sounds like a super guy.
In South Africa, the taxi business is a deadly place to be. In July, The New York Times ran the story, “In South Africa’s ‘Mafia-Like’ Taxi Industry, 11 Die in Latest Attack.”
In May, AllAfrica.com published “South Africa: The Fuel That Fans the Deadly Taxi War in Cape Town.”
The industry is rife with collision in a gang-like conflict of the turf war variety.
And it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Neither, as it appears, does racism. On the other side of the world, or here in the United States. Particularly among the Left (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).
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