♦ Black and White South African allies – A Series
—The impression has been created by the Media and various Governments of South Africa that White and Black have always been enemies unto death. In reality, Black and White have allied on numerous occasions in South African history. While this may surprise people outside the country, I venture to say it will also be a revelation to many South Africans. It is a truth that is as uncomfortable for the present government as it was for the previous.
The pre-1994 government of the country corralled its political base by convincing it of the Swart Gevaar (The Black Danger). It formed the basis of the Old Apartheid Laws. The present Black ANC government has ratcheted up this approach by orders of magnitude, inciting murder with its singing of “Kill the Whites”. This gets it votes from millions of the Uneducated, the Ignorant, and from racist Africanist Blacks. It forms the basis of the New Apartheid Laws. It appears not to realize that it is vindicating the old government. If it does, then it simply does not care, because the West has given it a free pass to do exactly what it pleases to the utterly powerless Whites.
I hope and trust that the examples provided here will show there was Black and White cooperation and alliance at many seminal events, and that the country does not have to be the divided nightmare that its various governments have made of it.
Click on the Title below to read the Part 2 of the Series and see the evidence.
Thirteen years after the First Frontier War, matters on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape of Good Hope are as unsettled as ever. Rharhabe and his Number One son, Mlawu, have both died, and the new candidate for the amaRharhabe crown, Ngqika, is still under age. Mlawu’s brother, the power-hungry Ndlambe, is regent in his place.
When the Suurveld amaXhosa yet again raid the frontiersmen, the latter decide on mounting their own unsanctioned Commando to punish these particular amaXhosa. Despite initial success, things go badly wrong. As a result, the Governor is eventually forced into war with the Suurveld AmaXhosa. Ndlambe, in an effort to unite the Suurveld amaXhosa under his reign, sides with the White Frontiersmen, just as his father Rharhabe had done. One of the central characters is a 7 foot giant white man.
The unique relationship between the Frontiersmen and the amaRharhabe would again surface 7 years later in 1800 at one of the lowest points in the history of the Colony and of the British Army. By then, the new young king, Ngqika, will be on the throne.
All of this is described in detail in AmaBhulu- The Birth and Death of the Second America.