By Mike Smith
13th of April 2015
So after Marthinus Wessel Pretorius’ statue was desecrated in Pretoria, these ignorant bastards went and did the same to the bust of famed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa who lived with his parents in South Africa from 1895 to 1905, in Durban and went to school there.
And further… a group of ANC members went and desecrated Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Johannesburg as well saying he was “a racist man”.
Of course they are right. Gandhi was an extreme and virulent racist who had very little time for, as he called them, “Kaffirs”, and he actively promoted segregation in South Africa. That is why I admire him so much.
Gandhi; Behind the mask of divinity
The myth of Mahatma Gandhi
However the desecrations of the Pessoa and the Gandhi statues shows me that they now consider anyone not black as persona non grata in South Africa. Everyone not black is a settler or colonialist. It doesn’t matter if you are Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, Malaysian or Jewish. You are not black, therefore racist and have to be driven out of the country.
What also emerged is the fact that the desecration of the Queen Victoria statue in Port Elizabeth was done by a lone 24 yo white male.
Queen Victoria statue vandal arrested
Watch lone vandal defaces PE statue of Queen Victoria
I wonder what this guy’s motive was. Was he trying to cause shit between whites and blacks or is he on the side of the EFF? I hope they charge him for the clean-up or let him do it himself…then sjambok his ass.
Of course there were some white liberal idiots who joined in the “Rhodes must fall” campaign too. What they probably do not realize is that nothing made the university any better. In fact it marked the start of the downhill course for the once prestigious University of Cape Town.
List of defaced statues
Rhodes – UCT main Campus
Louis Botha – Parliament
King George V - KZN campus
Queen Victoria – Port Elizabeth
Paul Kruger – Pretoria
Boer Memorial – Uitenhage
Boer War Horse memorial – Port Elizabeth
Andrew Murray – Wellington
Ficksburg - General J.I.J. Fick
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius – Protoria Town Hall
Fernando Pessoa – Durban
Mahatma Ghandi – Johannesburg
Timeline of how SA statues were targeted