They say history is written by the victors, and in the process history can become half-truths, lies and truth’s all mixed together. We have recorded events, witness accounts and all it takes is to do some research as this history is covered by the new masters. However we are lucky that we have some people that are committed in protecting the true side of history.
This is an extract from Cuan Elgin’s book “Bulala” – The true story of South Africa.
Just a year before the declaration of the Republic, an event occurred at Sharpeville in the Transvaal, in 1960, which would resonate around the world, and forever-after be used as anti- Afrikaner propaganda.
A mob of about 6,000 blacks, protesting against a law which compelled them to carry identification-passes allowing them to work in “white” areas, surrounded a police station. The ostensibly “peaceful” demonstration turned ugly when a known criminal fired a shot at the police station, and then a woman inserted a gasoline-soaked rag into the fuel-receptacle of a police vehicle and then lit it. The resultant explosion panicked the small contingent of besieged policemen (already on edge due to the fact that 9 young policemen, 4 of them black, had recently been hacked and burned to death by a mob near Durban).
The commander at Sharpeville ordered his policemen to be ready to shoot, but only if the masses broke down the fence; their last line of defense around the police station. When the mob stormed through the fence, firing broke out, and 69 of the rioters were killed. The senior police commander Lt. Colonel Pienaar later told a commission of inquiry into the “Sharpeville Massacre” that: “The Native mentality does not allow for a peaceful demonstration. For them to gather [together], means violence.”
In the aftermath, police collected truckloads of machettes, spears & clubs dropped by the fleeing, supposedly “unarmed” mob. Although the white Afrikaner, by virtue of their 3 centuries of contact with black Africans, could claim to “know” them better than any other white nation did, a liberal media’s spin on these events, led to a world-wide perception that the Afrikaners were violent “white supremacists” and thus international sanctions against them were necessary.
Without doubt, if the policemen at Sharpeville had not defended themselves, the “Sharpeville Massacre” would have been a slaughter not of civilians, but of policemen.
[Edited extract from BULALA]
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