Zuma allies deliver another menacing threat to South African whites: Things might get ‘very, very rough’,

Zuma allies deliver another menacing threat to South African whites: Things might get ‘very, very rough’, by Jackie Cameron and James de Villiers.

South Africa is starting to look like a very different place from the shiny, happy days when President Nelson Mandela and emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu promoted peace, reconciliation and a Rainbow Nation.

Increasingly, menacing threats are being delivered to South African white people – often about land expropriation and more recently of race-fuelled violence. Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina is among those who have recently served public warnings that white people need to back off and let the government get on with the business of running the country. …

Masina’s anti-white comments, tinged with hints of warnings of violence, are part of a broader campaign by President Jacob Zuma and his team to play the race card as a strategy to maintain power. As President Robert Mugabe did, Zuma is offering the lure of easy access to assets and a better future as he distracts the poor and uneducated with false claims that the economy is mostly in white hands. …

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina on Monday warned white people and the civil organisation Save SA: … “It might be very rough and we are many, this is not a threat, we are many [and] it might be very very rough. It is very important that we send a very very strong warning that… we will crush any individual who stands [in the way of] the project of nation building and social cohesion in South Africa.” …

Masina said the ANC would force white people to understand that they need to live in harmony with other South Africans. ‘We are not monkeys, we are people’

“Now this thing of being shown the middle finger everywhere by white people because they’ve gained a new confidence must come to an end,” he said to applause from the audience.

Threatening a minority or ethnic grouping  is the first step towards a genocide.

hat-tip Stephen Neil