'To the Previously Disadvantaged'
We are sorry that our ancestors were intelligent, advanced and daring
enough to explore the wild oceans to discover new countries and develop
We are sorry that those who came before us took you out of the bush and
taught you that there was more to life than beating drums, killing each
other and chasing animals with sticks and stones.
We are sorry that they planned, funded and developed roads, towns,
mines, factories, airports and harbours, all of which you now claim to
be your long deprived inheritance giving you every right to change and
rename these at your discretion.
We are sorry that our parents taught us the value of small but strong
families, to not breed like rabbits and end up as underfed, diseased,
illiterate shack dwellers living in poverty.
We are sorry that when the evil apartheid government provided you with
schools, you decided they'd look better without windows or in piles of
We happily gave up those bad days of getting spanked in our all white
Schools for doing something wrong, and much prefer these days of freedom
where problems can be resolved with knives and guns.
We are sorry that it is hard to shake off the bitterness of the past
when you keep on raping, torturing and killing our friends and family
members, and then hide behind the fence of 'human rights'
with smiles on your faces.
We are sorry that we do not trust the government... We have no reason to
be so suspicious because none of these poor "hard working
have ever been involved in any form of "corruption or
We are sorry that we do not trust the police force and, even though they
have openly admitted that they have lost the war against crime and
criminals, we should not be negative and just ignore their corruption
and carry on hoping for the best.
We are sorry that it is more important to you to have players of colour
in our national teams than winning games and promoting patriotism.
We know that sponsorship doesn't depend on a team's success.
We are sorry that our border posts have been flung open and now left you
competing for jobs against illegal immigrants from our beautiful
All of them countries that have grown into economic powerhouses after
kicking out the 'settlers'.
We are sorry that we don't believe in witchcraft, beet root and garlic
cures, urinating on street corners, virginity testing, slaughtering of
bulls in our back yards, trading women for cattle and other barbaric
Maybe we just grew up differently.
We are sorry that your medical care, water supplies, roads, railways and
electricity supplies are going down the toilet because skilled people
who could have planned for and resolved these issues had to be thrown
away because they were of the wrong ethnic background and now have to
work in foreign countries where their skills are highly appreciated.
We are so sorry that we'd like this country to fulfill it's potential so
we can once again be proud South Africans.
The Previously Advantaged
PS In the old regime... we had lights and water