‘Biko would’ve been outraged’

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http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/biko-would-ve-been-outraged-1.1381476

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been barred from giving a lecture in memory of Steve Biko, who died 35 years ago.
Stephen Bantu Biko died in police custody on September 12, 1977.
The founder of the Black Consciousness Movement is widely regarded as a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.
Zille told the Cape Argus she had been due to speak at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, but had been denied permission by the university’s management.
“They argued that there was already a lecture on Wednesday - which is an illegitimate excuse as it’s a different day and on a different campus - and that I had not been given permission of the Biko family.”
Zille said this second reason was “ludicrous” too.
“Great historical figures are spoken about all the time,” she said.
The university’s alleged argument has also raised eyebrows because Zille was famously courageous as the journalist who first broke the scandalous news about Biko’s murder in prison, writing for the Rand Daily Mail.
She has also, on numerous occasions, shared platforms with those close to Biko, such as businesswoman and activist Mamphela Ramphele, who had two children with him.
“The university’s decision amounts to censorship,” Zille said. “Steve Biko would have been outraged.”
Instead, Zille visited the Walmer police station where Biko was detained and tortured during interrogation.
“It is worth recalling the most famous phrase attributed to him: ‘It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.’
“Apartheid is dead. Biko’s ideas live on. It is incumbent on us to ensure that they are a beacon on the road to a genuine and sustainable democracy and genuine liberation,” Zille said.
When she was an anti-apartheid activist then she was a good gal.
But now that she is an opposition party member, now she is persona non grata.
 

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I am not surprised, the Eastern province as a whole has been embarrassed by Zille's competence and they don't want the young people to see any good in her.
 

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I am not surprised, the Eastern province as a whole has been embarrassed by Zille's competence and they don't want the young people to see any good in her.
Yep, it seems increasingly like White people, no matter who they are or what they did in the past, are no longer regarded as contributing citizens by some racists in the Black community!
 
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Yep, it seems increasingly like White people, no matter who they are or what they did in the past, are no longer regarded as contributing citizens by some racists in the Black community!
And increasingly like black people, no matter who they are or what they did are still seen as lazy, corrupt and violent people. Where do they get these notions?!?
 

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And increasingly like black people, no matter who they are or what they did are still seen as lazy, corrupt and violent people. Where do they get these notions?!?

Was this thread not about a white lady trying to honour the memory of a black man and being shut out?
 

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And increasingly like black people, no matter who they are or what they did are still seen as lazy, corrupt and violent people. Where do they get these notions?!?
probably from the lazy, corrupt and violent people.
 
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Was this thread not about a white lady trying to honour the memory of a black man and being shut out?
It was, but then Gary got his big brush out :D I really like Helen but she fails to connect with the majority of the population, saying that though she's less 'white' than Lindiwe.
 

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And increasingly like black people, no matter who they are or what they did are still seen as lazy, corrupt and violent people.
Does this mentality legitimise

Yep, it seems increasingly like White people, no matter who they are or what they did in the past, are no longer regarded as contributing citizens by some racists in the Black community!
?
 

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Yep, it seems increasingly like White people, no matter who they are or what they did in the past, are no longer regarded as contributing citizens by some racists in the Black community!
So she was anti apartheid, she deserves what now? An accolade of some sorts? The world was against apartheid.

It's politics, she is the opposition, nothing more.
 
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It was, but then Gary got his big brush out :D I really like Helen but she fails to connect with the majority of the population, saying that though she's less 'white' than Lindiwe.
It seems the only way to connect with the majority is to create expectations that cannot be met. Malema seems to be good at it.
 

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It was, but then Gary got his big brush out :D I really like Helen but she fails to connect with the majority of the population, saying that though she's less 'white' than Lindiwe.
Yeah, um... you might want to go back and read a bit more carefully. I said "by some" you basically said "all".

There's a big difference.
 
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