In a moment of weakness, has President Cyril Ramaphosa shown his true colours? In answering an MP, he clearly inferred that as a white during the apartheid era you were automatically against black people. Playing to his audience with the election in mind? A slip of the tongue? Let’s hope so, otherwise, it presupposes that all whites hated the blacks and that white anti-apartheid activists (often ex-communicated from their white communities and close family) were insincere. What an insult to political campaigner Helen Suzman and churchman Beyers Naude who used the pulpit extensively to preach against the regime. Has the president forgotten the white attorneys, such as George Bizos, who put up a brave fight to save black activists from the hangman’s noose? Then there were the white journalists on the Rand Daily Mail who investigated and exposed the evil doings of the Nationalists. They lost their jobs when the newspaper was forced to close. Why, Mr President? Because whites championed...

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