♦ 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 5 of the Series and see the evidence. In this particular case, there was an attempt to renew an old alliance, and it was denied. However, this article clears up a question that has hung over South Africa for precisely 200 years. We owe it to the men who lost their lives to get the facts straight. Our main source is therefore the court transcripts of the case against the men who died twice.
♦ Part 5 – Slagtersnek – Where Men die Twice
Exactly 200 years ago, in late 1815, a White frontier farmer was shot and killed by His Royal Majesty’s Special Intimidatory Khoekhoe Army [See Part 3]. His brother swore revenge over his grave. This led to a “rebellion” in which not a single shot was fired. The vengeful brother fled, but he was also killed in a firefight between his family and the British Army. The two men were the author’s ancestral younger brothers. At the end of this whole cycle of events, the British Crown demanded that five men be hanged for the rebellion that never was. What happened on the day of the execution would lead to a split between the Afrikaner and the British that would last 150 years. It would play a significant role as late as 1895 and would lead to the transport of a very unique artifact from history over a distance of some 450 miles to a small town at the foot of a mountain another 110 years later in 2005. This is the story of possibly the most seminal formative event in the history of the Afrikaner as a nation.
The unique relationship between the Frontier Afrikaners and the amaRhrahabe Xhosa [See Part 4] would again enter the story, as would Marthinus “Kasteel” Prinsloo. Two small parts of the country that were forever in the crosshairs of history, the Suurveld and the Koonap, would yet again be involved. Such is the nature of a frontier in Africa.
The event was so important, that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought it wise to caution Britain against ever doing this again. And he did it in the middle of a war between Britain and the descendants of the men who died twice.
All of this is described in detail in AmaBhulu- The Birth and Death of the Second America.