Thursday, January 05, 2006
It is sickening that the most disgusting remnants of South African racists have found refuge in Australia, where they can yell out the kinds of words that would now get them lynched back where they came from. Is this our most visible connection with South Africa? Racial abuse interrupts Test match - Cricket - Sport - theage.com.au "The South African paceman, a target of crowds because of his colourful antics, was among the five Proteas players racially abused during the first Test in Perth. Makhaya Ntini, South Africa's first black Test cricketer, along with Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Garnett Kruger and Justin Kemp were called "kaffirs", a derogatory term for indigenous South Africans, or "kaffir boeties", a spiteful term for whites friendly with blacks, by a drunken section of the WACA crowd." I have written a letter to the South African High Commissioner apologising on behalf of the Australian people.