Like Momberg and Sparrow, racist politicians must be called out

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- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

South Africa’s history is such that every problem we encounter as a country can always be viewed through racially-tinted glasses.

It comes as no surprise then when political opportunists choose to use race as a platform upon which they can build support for themselves and their parties. Our very liberal constitution has made it possible for all sorts of bigots to survive without being prosecuted for spewing clearly racist bile on very public platforms and this has emboldened some politicians to constantly cross the line between what is acceptable and what should be reprehensible to all South Africans.

The death of four school kids in the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy provided the Black First Land First (BLF) party with an opportunity to use the painful deaths to appeal to their brand of supporters through race.

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