White Supremacist Terre’Blanche Killed: If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

Eugene Terre’Blanche, a South African separatist and White supremacist, was killed by two of his farm employees over an apparent wage dispute. This is the worst thing that can happen in South Africa right now, because the country is hosting the soccer World Cup in 10 weeks.

Racial tensions have been very high over a song entitled “Shoot the Boer” by Julius Malema, leader of the youth wing of the African National Congress. In a multi-racial society, minorities fight for equality. The same sentiment applies in a country such as South Africa where White people are a minority.

It is unclear whether the two Black farm workers were influenced by the song or whether the murder was the result of two workers who felt cheated and decided to do justice by killing their employer. No matter what, the killing was wrong. The inflammatory and dangerous views of Mr. Terre’Blanche were known, but the actions of these two farm workers have made him a martyr for his followers.

It is a basic fact of life: people work for money. Mr. Terre’Blanche knew that slavery does not exist in South Africa. Not paying his employees was wrong. However, he should have been taken in court, not killed in a savage way.

Eugene Terre’Blanche was playing with fire. Being a white supremacist in South Africa where Blacks are the majority was crazy. As the Igbo of Nigeria say, “If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire.”

Eugene Terre'Blanche

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