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MAMPARA OF THE MONTH
|Kgosientso David Ramokgopa - Executive Mayor of Tshwane (PRETORIA)|
KLEINFONTEIN - This exclusive Boer-Afrikaner community, managed as a business enterprise known as “Kleinfontein Boerebelange Koöperatief Beperk” (KBK Bpk) - situated about 30km South-East from Pretoria, on the historical terrain where the battle of Diamond Hill (Donkerhoek) took place during the Second Anglo-Boer War, is once again in the gun-sights of South African government officials.
Tshwane (PRETORIA) mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, is apparently planning on dismantling this whites-only enclave, which has been in existence since 1992.
Says Ramokgopa: "I was shocked to discover the size and nature of the problem (???) in Kleinfontein and I'm planning an unannounced visit so that I can have a sense of the extent of the problem… It is unfortunate that these kind of prehistoric racial practices happen in a city rising from the ashes of past segregation laws like the rest of the country… We will equally alert the Human Rights Commission to investigate the matter… Blah, blah, blah…" [Source]
Since when does a community - all of the same culture, religion and ethnicity living within the same neighbourhood, become a prehistoric racial practice? Does it perhaps become a “prehistoric racial practice” only when these people happen to have a white skin? Hmmm, Mr Ramokgopa?
If this is the case then several residential zones in Pretoria-East are also ‘guilty’ of prehistoric racial practices… Statistics SA’s latest figures show that Afrikaners dominate the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, and that there are about 124,000 of them in suburbs such as, Garsfontein, Woodhill, Mooikloof and Moreletapark. Centurion has the most residents (111,000) whose home language is Afrikaans – [Source].
All these people share the same culture and the vast majority follow the Christian faith. There are 1000’s of large Security Estates in these areas with rules and regulations far more stringent than Kleinfontein. Are you going to dismantle these communities as well, Mr Ramokgopa?
Several newspapers have been running with the story. The Pretoria News published a full-page article on 21 May 2013 titled: “Pretoria's own Orania exposed”. Oddly enough though, the article provides relatively positive feedback (considering the negativity in other reports) and speaks of friendly hospitable residents who treat visitors with coffee and baked milktart with a smile.
Several people, including Mr Jaco Mulder (Freedom Front Plus), have already reacted to Ramokgopa’s idiotic statements… See Afrikaans report here.
When is the media going to expose the countless EXCLUSIVE BLACK South African communities and organizations scattered all over South Africa?
Related Post (Kleinfontein): The Reawakening of the Boer-Afrikaner
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