Friday, March 12, 2010
I do wish the ruling party would stop calling for the death of whites!
When I noticed the newspaper adverts on the side of the road saying "Malema: 'Skiet die boere'", or the like, I knew that another member of the ANC had attacked minorities. Malema is the ANCYL president. The position traditionally is a stepping stone to become ANC president, and thus president of the Republic of South Africa.
The current President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, claims that non-Afrikaaner whites are not true South Africans. Mense wat is nie boere nie, is nie Suid-Afrikaaners nie. (people who are not Afrikaans, though he wasn't speaking Afrikaans, I am giving Afrikaans because the word boer means farmer, citizen, or Afrikaans speaking white. I am what is known as an English South African: not British, but English speaking Caucasian). Of course, attacks on Afrikaaners strike with me, we are often lumped together, despite the radical differences in our different cultures.
Julius Malema, who occupies the seat of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President sang at his birthday celebration in Polokwane on Monday: "shoot the boere, they are rapists". The ANC has defended the song as historic, claiming it perfectly acceptable and a song against cowardice and oppressive forces.
It is not the boere, I say, who enforce racist laws, and encourage farm murders with hate speech, it is the ANC, who say they will "kill for Zuma", intimidate judges, disband South Africa's version of the FBI, and appoint allies as intelligence chiefs.
Jacob Zuma is famous for singing "bring me my machine gun".
AfriForum, originally constituted in order to protect the Afrikaans language, against the oppressive forces attempting to destroy it during this post-apartheid leftest ANC rule of administrations, has become a champion of white and minority rights. The South African constitution, and government statutes, mandate discrimination against Caucasian South Africans.
According to AfriForum the song is hatespeech:
"AfriForm Youth held a different view. Its chairman Ernst Roets on Thursday sought to provide the league with a list of 1,600 people murdered on South African farms in recent years.
"It is our understanding that the Youth League claims this song should be seen within a political context and that it has no physical or emotional affect on whites or Afrikaners whatsoever," Roets said.
AfriForum was therefore providing the list of victims to show that singing of the song may have consequences.
"This is not a game of cowboys and crooks. On the ground people are being murdered while Julius Malema is singing and sipping on champagne."
Roets' attempt to give the list to the ANCYL proved fruitless, with no one willing to accept it.
He turned up at Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters, armed with the list and an email sent to the league alerting it to the organisation's intentions.
However, Shivambu said Roets did not make an appointment. He said the league had no knowledge of the bid to hand over the list of names.
He accused AfriForm Youth of "grandstanding".
Roets was determined to have the league see his list, threatening at one point to stick the list up on the outside walls of the ANC headquarters.
He thought better of it after a phone call to his lawyer, but proceeded to the Equality Court in Johannesburg where he submitted a complaint against Malema.
"We instituted legal proceedings... we want the matter to be referred to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, the song to be declared hate speech by the court, we want Malema to apologise and also to pay damages," Roets said.
The song "Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer", sung by the late Peter Mokaba, was found to constitute hate speech by the SA Human Rights Commission in 2003.
The song sung by Malema was not the same song, though the lyrics were similar. The 2003 finding, therefore, did not apply to it, said Roets. - Sapa"
(SAPA (South African; independent; Secular) 11 / 03 | march / 2010)
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?
A deep interest in the law of South Africa, especially our constitutional and common law, guided my studies and continues to influence my current career path. I enjoy engaging in the day to day work of being an attorney, and reading the material contained in our case law.
I have gained and enjoyed much exposure to the law and to the day to day details of practice, and to extensive litigation work, during my years of practise since my admission to the profession and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court, as well as during my articles of clerkship and, prior to that, when I worked as a student counsellor/paralegal at the Wits Law Clinic – in the final year of law school and during my studies at the School for Legal Practice.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa, and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see, and interact with, the world.
I believe success requires not just hard work but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field, where necessary.
The cultures and legal systems, morals and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the nations of the world, are subjects I love to research. I enjoy reading and writing. To keep abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be highly useful. I passed Afrikaans at a matric level. I took Zulu from grades 5 to 7. The language I am best acquainted with, is my first language of English, which I speak in everyday life.
I enjoy public speaking and debate, and believe that manners, appropriate dress for an occasion and courtesy are of very great importance. I enjoy hard work and like to throw myself entirely into solving a problem.
Law & Career
I currently work under my own name and style as an attorney and sole proprietor, at Marc Evan Aupiais Attorney.
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg, and Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys. I also edit and write for the SACNS, have written breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
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