Excerpt: Langebaan resident vows not to vote

19 04 2009

Excerpt from Cape Argus April 18, 2009 Edition 1
by Lynette Johns

Clifton Blaauw, who lives close to Smith in the largely coloured area of Langebaan, is angry. He says he is angry because he is no longer allowed to fish and because white people are still privileged. Expletives and racial jibes pour from his mouth as he laments the plight of the coloured community.

Blaauw vacillates between voting and not voting, eventually settling on: “I don’t want to vote, I no longer believe in all these promises. I’m a fisherman, I love to fish, all I want to do is fish.”




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