WHAT can an Ouman say? Dis 'n groot fokken ramp.
It’s not so much even that 88 and the Toe-argief have been put on the front page of newspapers. It’s more that everything feels so… wrong. How many of us knew before last week that 88 was a Neo-Nazi code? Probably not zero. But probably not most of us. How many Nagligte among you donned those pointy hats thinking: “The South will rise again! Yee-haa!” But all we’re bloody talking about is Nazis and the KKK.
I think it’s important to acknowledge that everything wasn’t perfect. We are, after all, a male residence in South Africa in the year 2024. And Wilgenhoffers aren’t created anew out of thin air in their first year, unaffected by a South African upbringing. Racial and gender undertones come with the territory. Over five years living in Die Plek, I saw many promising black and coloured Wilgenhoffers becoming disaffected, losing interest, maybe even despising it...
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