SARA GON: Don't underestimate the pain of others
'There is no monopoly on pain visited on a people from prejudice and hate: the Rwandans, Cambodians and Armenians, to name but a few, can attest to that'
Political commentator Ralph Mathekga has done exactly what he accuses Helen Zille of doing with her tweet on colonialism. In a News24 video on 14 June, 2017, Mathekga displayed both disingenuousness and a woeful knowledge of history. The interviewer, whose own prejudices were clearly on display, asked Mathekga about Zille’s comparison of apartheid and the Holocaust. I presumed that the interviewer was referring to Zille’s formal apology on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017. But she wasn’t.