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Originally posted by jpm1602
Modulus, you say immigrants like they are coming from guatemala or mexico. These are fellow Africans from different provinces.
Originally posted by Gemwolf
I for one have this "smug satisfaction". Not about the violence against people. But because this backs what I've been saying for years - especially the past couple of months. Right-wingers; those who believe in Uhuru and other paranoids believe that South African "black people" are out to get the "white people". I've been trying to convince them that there is very little "black against white" crime in South Africa. The majority crimes are "criminals against the rest" crime. And this current situation backs me. Black against black.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by Gemwolf]
Originally posted by The_Modulus
Back on topic:
His basic premis was that, as a result of Jacob Zuma's recent political success, many Zulu people feel as though 'own' the country now and feel they can do as they please, discriminating against whom they want. I'm not so sure I agree with this analysis, but it is an interesting take, especially since this particular witness claimed that these violent mobs have also harassed people of other ethnicities, demanding they return to Limpopo and the Free State etc. This isvery disconcerting, although I have no sources to back up the ethnic constituent of the mobs nor whether they have targetted non-Zulu's.
Originally posted by blueorder
what stats have you for this, could you give me stats for black on white rapes as opposed to white on black rapes- at least this is a crime which cannot be blamed on economics?
About 81% of rape victims are white; 18% are black; 1% are of other races. (Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice
Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994.)