Keith Hollis (Leisure Isle) and Ralph Stander (Hornlee) spoke at the Ward 9 public participation meeting (held in Hornlee) regarding the proposed public drinking areas during the holiday season. Although both men made several sensible points, the body language of the public suggests disagreement before beginning i.e. whites on one side of the hall, coloureds on the other.
Tonight, New Year’s Eve, will find Knysna Municipality placing a roadblock at the entrance to the affluent suburb of Leisure Isle in order to search for, and confiscate, alcohol. No matter the reasoning, this will only inflame recent racial tension, especially considering that there was alcohol at Carols by Candlelight, a mostly white attended event. We have to handle things better than this otherwise they will explode at some stage and the situation will become worse than before. “LIRA (Leisure Isle Ratepayers’ Association) wishes to notify residents, your visitors and guests of the following security advice just received from Allsound … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I had one of my readers contact me to say how weird she felt bumping into Kyle Maspero on Leisure Isle whilst “Racy” was in jail and “Rosie” was dead. Coincidentally, some mates and i had also bumped into him a week before that, also on Leisure Isle, at Green Hole – he and his foster father, Martin Hatchuel, were taking their dogs for a walk. Kyle Maspero and his girlfriend, Phoenix Theron, were accused of killing her mother, Rosemary Theron, in Cape Town in 2013. Phoenix has since confessed and been sentenced to jail. Kyle has been on bail … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“You’re going to die, kaffir,” repeated Uncle Steven, more as a wish than a statement, to the black man dying on the ground behind the supermarket that was part of our everyday lives in the suburbs outside Durban. My teen self was caught between horrors. The first was the poor man who had been stabbed so many times with a short tool or knife that i battled to count all the holes in his shirt through which lung bubbles escaped with blood.