Allister Sparks, a respected journalist and biographer, openly and without shame, asserts, at a congress of the Democratic Alliance, that he regards Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, as one of the smartest leaders Africa has seen.
Black members of the DA, who, daily, endure the violence of an anti-Black society, sit there and clap. They CLAP.
Verwoerd is responsible for architecting the systematic violence that is responsible for the ongoing disenfranchisement and dehumanisation of a historically marginalised Black majority.
And yet here is a man, speaking at a congress of a party that is enjoying an increased Black support, so boldly celebrating this Verwoerd, and the people who know too well the violence of Verwoerd’s creation, sit there like paralyzed people, taking in this massacre of their very humanness.
Black people will never cease to boggle the mind.
Comment by Malaika Mahlatsi