Heather du Plessis – her Boer legacy

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Dear Editor

In its proper context, Heather du Plessis comes from the racial background of the Boer War between her Dutch ancestral migrants in South Africa, and the British settlers seeking colonial domination of the original people of South Africa. 

The history of course, is apartheid, the racial segregation system in which ‘whites’ like her – minority though they were – milked like ‘leeches’ the economic and financial riches of the country in order that Soweto remains Soweto, and the true South Africans are made second class citizens in their own country. 

Nelson Mandela fought against them of course, but as in the nature of ‘white’ segregation, he was jailed for twenty three years. 

And that was why Heather du Plessis and her parents migrated to New Zealand – they wanted freedom, real freedom – not the political abstract rule by the majority of the African South Africans. 

Yet that was what her Africanner migrants were doing to the African South Africans.

And in New Zealand, her eyes opened to the damning but true perspective of migrants – Pacific migrants in particular – joyously entering into New Zealand mainstream. 

For her, her Africanner Boer legacy of the apartheid segregation of South Africa shall remain her perspective until she can return to her homeland. 

 

L.T.M.

Samoan freedom leecher

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