South Africa is abuzz with the aftermath of Red October, a protest march to raise awareness of the alleged “white genocide” taking place in South Africa. We at Banana Newsline took to the streets to get the average citizen’s views on the matter.
Some weren’t very supportive…
Hierdie Red October mense… Hoe kan jy ‘n nasie met sulke mense bou? – Fanie de Wet
(These Red October people… How can you build a nation with such people?)
More protests… People just want to walk the streets and demand. – Xolani Modise
No, no, I’m wearing this red shirt by accident. – Hermien van Schalkwyk
Sunette Bridges and Julius Malema will make a lovely couple. – Charmaigne Brown
Red October is a clear sign that our education system is failing. – Sbu Temba
Jy kan Steve Hofmeyr uit die bos uit haal, maar jy kan nie die bos uit Steve Hofmeyr uit haal nie. – Gatiep Abraham
(You can take Steve Hofmeyr out of the bush, but you cant take the bush out of Steve Hofmeyr.)
I saw the red shirts and thought I stumbled into a COSATU march. The I saw all the white faces and decided to get the hell out of there fast. – Sindy Pillay
I don’t remember any red balloons in my movie. – Sean Connery
…while others were more idealistic.
White people must get special treatment, because they are white. – Raymond Swanepoel
White people have a right to demand that their right to be more important than other people be acknowledged. –
Dirk Viljoen We don’t ask for much. All we want is that blacks kill other blacks instead. – Theuns Malan
I would prefer to be robbed by a white guy any day of the week. This black on white crime must end. – Marie Vermeulen
Red October is another win for EFF! – Julius Malema
A few remained pragmatic.
If these people keep promoting white genocide, it might actually start happening. – Cornelius van Wyk
At least no dustbins were overturned during the march. – Dumisani Mhlangu
What’s your view on Red October?
Manie enjoyed the privilege of Apartheid rule and never bothered to get a proper education. The regime change left him unskilled, unemployed and broke, so he settled for being a reporter. Now he’s only unskilled and broke. . .
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