Right-wingers slam 7de Laan

THE producers of 7de Laan have hit back at the Volksgenote who denounced the soapie at the weekend.

THE producers of 7de Laan have hit back at the Volksgenote who denounced the soapie at the weekend.

The Sunday Times reported that about 300 Afrikaners describing themselves as Volksgenotegathered in a three-day meeting at Vegkop monument near Heilbron in Free State.

This is the site of the 1836 battle where the Afrikaners fought thousands of Matebele. Among other things, the curious right-wingers who met at the weekend criticised the popular SABC2 soapie for portraying racial mixing and inter-racial relationships.

Flip Swanepoel, a member of the Volksgenote organising committee, told the group that God had forsaken Afrikaners because they were watching "these kind of programmes and had failed to observe their covenants with Him".

Colin Howard, a 7de Laan line producer, said Danie Odendaal Productions liked to reflect the values and ideals of the majority of the people of South Africa through the soapie.

He brushed aside the criticisms of the group.

X