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Khumalo got off lightly compared to Sparrow

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I see that Velaphi Khumalo “eventually apologised” for his arrogant remarks, such as that blacks should do to whites what Hitler did to the Jews! Some of his remarks reported in the SA Jewish Report are illiterate, such as, “Noo must be bushed alive and skinned and your off springs used as garden fertilizer” (23 November 2018). In comparison to Ms Sparrow, he escaped lightly, and had to be taken to court before apologising.
by Peter Onesta, Johannesburg | Dec 06, 2018

May I add that I have some misgivings about Albie Sachs’s views on land expropriation without compensation reported in the same edition of the paper. So, the “solution” is to be carried out in a “transparent and public way”. Most farmers and land owners didn’t steal the land, they had to borrow money from banks, and with toil and sweat, work hard to pay off their bonds.

So, one might regard land expropriation without compensation as transparent theft. Yet, this government thinks people will invest here when there is no security of property, a precept enshrined in the Constitution. No soft soaping will convince people that this is not a violation of a basic right. 

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  1. 1 Ivan Basserabie 11 Dec
    Is there any way of me contacting your letter writer Peter Onesta, we may have been at school together 65 years ago in Highlands North


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