As a non-governmental organisation with the aim of protecting the rights of minorities, AfriForum is agitating that the Isidingo soap opera is being misused to incite anti-white racism.
AfriForum says its agitation was inspired by the public reaction that followed a recent episode of Isidingo aired on SABC 3. According to the organisation, the Isidingo episode sketched a racist image of white people.
Adding that various commentators described the Isidingo episode as a reflection of reality, and spread the episode in an attempt to incite anti-white racism, AfriForum wailed that it’s uncool for Isidingo to be praised on social media for the political standpoint it is taking against white people.
Speaking, AfriForum’s Deputy CEO, Ernst Roets upheld that some story on the soap opera does not reflect the reality among white people, Afrikaners or farmers.
Roets referred to a scene where two white men mocked an innocent black man with baboon sounds and buried him alive. With that, Roets said:
“We acknowledge the right of the producers of Isidingo to artistic freedom and cannot dictate what must be aired in the programme.
We are however concerned over the public reaction that followed after this episode from within certain ranks.
The producers of Isidingo ought to take a strong public standpoint against all forms of racism.”
Having said that, the Deputy CEO vowed that AfriForum will continue to consistently reject all forms of racism.
Meanwhile, BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that AfriForum and Solidarity have initiated the next phase of their battle against government interference in sport.
A court paper the organisations served, challenged South African Rugby Union (SARU), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Netball South Africa (NSA) to defend the racial quotas they introduced before the Labour Court.