#BlackMonday deepened divisions – foundation

Apartheid is the reason for the whole South African disaster. No doubt: the apartheid policy is responsible for the racial tensions. The black race is excluded from a lot of places, e.g. at the bayside like indicated on this sign-post. (06/23/76)(AP PHOTO)

#BlackMonday protests against farm killings have deepened racial divisions in South Africa, says the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

In a statement at the weekend, it deplored the murder of farmers but expressed concerned over what unfolded during the nationwide protest on 30 October.
“All expressions of ‘us’ and ‘them’ in the contexts of a country like South Africa in 2017 are worrisome.”
The foundation said displaying the old South African flag, while burning the national flag, disrespected history and was deeply problematic.
“Apartheid was a crime against humanity. Displaying the flag of apartheid South Africa represents support for that crime,” it said.
“There is no doubt that the Black Monday protests have deepened divides in South Africa.”
The foundation it had spent a week reflecting on the protest and consulting with concerned parties.
“We welcome, for instance, AgriSA’s assurance to us that it supports the Constitution’s provision for national symbols and distances itself from displays of the old flag like we saw a week ago.”
The foundation raised the question on whether it was time to outlaw displays of the old flag.
“Is there a connection between the hubris of the #BlackMonday protests and the well of rage which underlies individual cases of murder on white-owned farms? How do we foster a collective revulsion at the murder of any South African, regardless of the categorisation?”

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

  AUTHOR
Keitumetse Maako

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
348 distinctions bagged at Midstream College

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North


Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: