History will judge those who practise discrimination under the guise of democracy, says author Wessel Ebersohn.
South Africa, which already has a probably unequalled phalanx of laws prohibiting discrimination, is about to get a new one to punish racist behaviour. The ruling party says the purpose of the new law is to take action against those “glorifying apartheid”. If the ANC is correct, the creators of this piece of legislation are aiming it at racist whites only: the Penny Sparrows of our ken.
According to their view, black students wearing T-shirts with the wording “Kill all whites” and ANC politicians singing songs about mowing down boers with machine guns apparently do not fall into the same category.
Sadly the racist laws of the apartheid regime have resulted in a reaction, in the face of which the current government, seems helpless.