Durban - Nelson Mandela is probably in heaven sitting with former Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader, Eugene Terre’Blanche, discussing the state of the country and where they made mistakes.
This is according to Piet Dlamini, 37, the Vryheid man who is a staunch supporter of the white supremacist organisation.
“We will never know what they are talking about, only God knows, but they are probably talking about where they went wrong,” he said on Monday.
In 2010, Terre’Blanche was hacked and beaten to death on his farm by a black farm labourer, allegedly over a wage dispute.
Dlamini, who has for many years been trying to be admitted as the first black member of the AWB, said he loved and respected Mandela and Terre’Blanche and regarded them as his “fathers”.
He seemed not too concerned that Mandela had opposed the ideals of white supremacy as espoused by the organisation and the leader he loved.
“I liked Mandela because he fought for freedom for all of us. For us as black people he opened spaces for us that never existed before,” Dlamini said.
“Now we can even join whatever organisation we want to join.”
He also praised Mandela for uniting blacks and whites in the country.
“We can now go to the same schools as whites and stand in the same queue at the bank and we are not told that white people have to be in front,” he said. “We are now in a rainbow nation. Even whites overseas have been crying for Mandela.”
Unlike some of the other members of right wing organisations who fear that Mandela’s death could spark violence, Dlamini said he had confidence in the country’s law enforcement agencies.
“In this country you will get punished if you do wrong, no matter which organisation you belong to. Just now (Public Protector) Thuli Madonsela is investigating the monies spent on the president’s home,” Dlamini said.