Race issues and hate speeches are all too common these days and quite very hard to avoid it. The conversation is everywhere, blacks and white speak about it almost every time under the protection of color, friends and family.
It is one of the blanket topics amongst a lot of people in this country but when it becomes an opinion or a reactive word to a public issues, It is very dangerous.
This is reality for Ntokozo Qwabe and Matt Theunissen recently as they also gets listed as racist south Africans.
Ntokozo Qwabe, bragged online that he and a friend made a white female woman cry ‘typical white tears’ after writing on the bill ‘we will give tip when you return the land’.
The incident, in a café in South Africa, provoked a fierce backlash from critics who branded him a ‘hypocrite’.
— Pro-Lemonade Blesser (@AkanyangM) April 30, 2016
— Steadfast (@Candour8) April 29, 2016
— Nick van der Leek (@HiRezLife) April 29, 2016
Ntokozo, 24, is one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which campaigned to remove a statue of the 19th Century imperialist from Oriel College.
Although he is a Rhodes scholar himself and received money from the Rhodes’ estate to study at Oxford, Ntokozo was once a cashier , who struggled with study finance and should know better.
Then comes Tim Matthew Theunissen, who made a racist comment on Facebook, after Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula decided to ban SA Rugby, Cricket South Africa and Athletics SA from bidding for international tournaments, due to a lack of transformation in the sports.
Venting his anger over the ban, Theunissen uses a number of curse word, among them the horrific k-word, and says he is proud of his use of the word.
Tim and Qwabe have both gone under serious criticism since the both incidence . The waitress has also received support from a fund raising campaign that made her feel better.
The question remains, when would these end and what is government’s role in helping suppress this act of hate.