re posted from Praag.org
Zulu King praises Afrikaners
The official king of South Africa’s Zulu tribe has announced that that country was economically, militarily, and socially better under white Afrikaner rule—and that history will judge blacks as only having destroyed everything that they had inherited from the white government.
King Goodwill Zwelithini, who has been Zulu king since December 1971, made the remarks during a speech at an official royal household event in Nongoma, located in the northeastern part of the eastern seaboard province of KwaZulu-Natal, over the past weekend.
The event, held to mark his forty-fourth year on the Zulu throne, was reported on by the Natal Mercury newspaper.
King Zwelithini said the former white rulers of South Africa had “built a powerful government with the strongest economy and army on the continent.”
He went on to say that the white government had “a mighty army, and that the South African currency and economy had shot up” under the National Party government.
“But then,” he continued, “came this so-called democracy in which black people are destroying the gains of the past. The economy that we are now burning down.”
Addressing himself directly to black people, King Zwelethini said that “you do not want to build on what you had inherited. You are going to find yourselves on the wrong side of history.”
“History will judge black people harshly as they have failed to build on the successes of the Afrikaners,” he said, before continuing to explain that “black people loved to use matches to burn down infrastructure” built by the white government.