Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
ELEVEN days into the month of April and I was born. On Sunday, I will celebrate my birthday at The Zone in Katlehong.
This month is packed with ups, downs, changes, tears of sadness and joy.
To me April is the most complicated month, given that Jesus Christ was brutally murdered and then rose on the third day.
This is the month when many, many of our people die, never to rise again, on our dreaded roads.
Two prominent South Africans, of varying degrees, also perished this month. One was a freedom fighter who struggled to emancipate the majority from starvation, sickness and oppression. Paul Molefi Sefularo, the deputy minister of health, died on the N4, west of Pretoria, reportedly on the way to his office.
The fact that I knew him and his family makes his permanent departure from this world, as we know it, ever so difficult to fathom. May God comfort his wife, whom I affectionately call Ma-Sefularo, and their children at this time of loss and grief.
The other, Eugene "ET" Terre'blanche, was a selfishly greedy bastard who incited racial hatred and violently suppressed, oppressed and exploited those people who had a different skin colour to his.
He fostered racial hatred and division at a crucial time in our country when the rest of us were trying to let the wounds of the past heal.
He was a shameless convict who assaulted black people on his farm in the senseless name of Afrikanerdom.
The majority of Afrikaners in this country are exceptionally honest and well-meaning people who, like me, will not shed a tear for ET because they share the vision of a truly democratic South Africa in which all human beings shall live and share equally in the trials and tribulations that our country presents, without considering themselves more special and superior to others.
No amount of political correctness will dispute this fact, whether the threat of revenge is imminent or not.
At the end of the day, those who live by the sword will indeed die by the sword. And for the rest of us, the law will take its course.
lThis column appears today because Monday was a public holiday. We apologise.