I’ve noticed that President Zuma has taken another symbolic measure to enhance the process of reconciliation and unity between Boer-Afrikaner and Black Africans, by opening a road, yesterday on 16 December, linking the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park, in Pretoria.
Zuma announced that the two historical sites have signed a memorandum of understanding as a symbol of “goodwill, reconciliation, social cohesion and nation building” – (Full news report here).
Freedom Park, located on a 52ha site on Salvokop that overlooks the Pretoria central business district, opened officially in December 2007. There was much controversy back then when the Park's Memorial Wall was unveiled with the names of those who died in various wars fought on African soil, including Cubans who died in Angola, MINUS the names of SADF soldiers who died while defending the country during the Border Wars in Angola and South West Africa (now Namibia).
Another controversy followed in March 2009 when a new gallery at the memorial neglected to pay tribute to Afrikaner leaders.
When it became clear that the management of Freedom Park were not going to change its stance on adding former SA Defence Force dead to its Wall of Remembrance, the ‘Boers’ made their own plans (as they always do) without the ANC government’s assistance. They erected their own Wall of Remembrance, without State expense, to honour approximately 2500 members of the SA Defence Force who died on duty, between 1961 (foundation of Republic) to the year 1994 – the year the country was handed on a platter to Marxist-Communists. (See older posting : SA Defence Force Wall of Remembrance.)
Although the above episodes clearly demonstrate the lack of understanding the current rulers of South Africa have for concepts such as “reconciliation” and “unity”, it is - in my opinion, far healthier that we keep the status quo, and that no enforced mingling should occur when it comes to matters of cultural purity and sacredness.
For many White South Africans, including myself, the public Vow that was taken by a Trekker commando on 16 December 1838 binds us to commemorate the day as a religious holiday (sabbath). For us the date will always remain spiritually significant no-matter what name you call it. The same date had a psychological influence on a small gang of Black African Communists, who decided to commit their first acts of sabotage on that same date, on 16 December 1961.
See also older postings:
For the ANC government and their cronies the date has no spiritual significance whatsoever. However, because they now find themselves in a position of power, which, by the way, was made possible through a traitorous process of decisions involving numerous “resolutions of understanding”, they’ve decided to blatantly exploit the situation, to the detriment of minority groups.
Yesterday, while delivering a speech at Freedom Park, Zuma could, once again, not resist utilizing that pathetic liberal word called, “apartheid” to hide the weaknesses of the ANC and cover their own deceitfulness. He had to give a reason why the ANC had not spent enough money yet, so he said: “It was important to prioritise basic services for the black majority who suffered “profoundly” under apartheid.”
“The more we invest in education and skills development the more we will reverse the legacy of apartheid and colonial oppression, and we will be closing the societal gap that was created,” said Zuma.
He reiterated that government was still focused on its priorities of fighting crime and corruption, job creation, education, health, and rural development to reverse the legacy of apartheid.
What exactly did Zuma mean when he said that South Africans must participate in nation building by “wiping away the tears and covering the wounds” of a painful past - (another obvious reference to “apartheid”)? Is it not time that the entire nation start shedding tears for all the atrocities taking place right now?
“Apartheid”, “apartheid”, “apartheid” -- We will NEVER hear the end of it until all Whites are gone from South Africa… It boggles the mind to think that the President of the country could come up with such outmoded nonsense, while he addressed the nation - on a day called, “Day of Reconciliation”.
It almost makes it pointless to say, “GOD BLESS AFRICA!”