"First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist," Martin Niemöller regretfully said after World War 2. "Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me — and there was no-one left to speak for me." Our turn to avoid ever having to make similar admissions in future has arrived. Taking advantage of a society blindsided by the disappearance of Jacob Zuma from public life, some thuggish political opportunists have turned on our compatriots of Indian origin. Our Indian compatriots, comrades-in-arms with the black victims of apartheid during our darkest days, have suddenly become vile old racists. The Indians have joined white people on the EFF’s list of enemies. While "cutting the throat of whiteness" is a potential punishment for being white, we await the collective punishment for the sins of...

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