Monday, 11 January 2010

SA limbers up for the World Cup


South Africa has been severely criticised by many, including yours truly, for its poor planning and lack of preparation for this year’s World Cup. But in fairness, this criticism can’t be levelled at the ‘youths’ who’ll be gorging on the visiting soccer fans during the Summer.
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Their careful planning has been illustrated by the near fatal attack on our own Victoria Smurfit in Cape town a few days ago. According to this interview, “Victoria Smurfit, star of the BBC drama set in Ireland, “Ballykissangel,” was driving with he husband Doug and other family members to a party to ring in the New Year in Cape Town when a bullet whizzed through the car.”
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“We all felt it journey past us. Blood started seeping out of my collection of veins at the elbow joint. I could see Doug was shiny-eyed. I reached an arm out to him. Thank God, he was fine.”
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The 35-year-old Dublin-born actress has since learned that the episode was probably part of a gang initiation in which young men kill tourists to gain admission to gangs.”
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And presumably to gain access to their valuables – that being the main point of the exercise, I'd imagine.
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With masterly understatement, the report then goes on “South Africa is well known to have a high level of violent crime, including rape, murder, and armed carjacking.” The Irish government advises tourists to be cautious when travelling, and Smurfit’s account graphically illustrates why. Even more interestingly, the attack was in Cape Town, the safest city in South Africa (ahem), and on a prominent city center street.
“It was Kill a Tourist Day,” Vikki explained, as if this was the most natural thing in the world. Which it is. In the Rainbow Nation.
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Luckily the SAPS immediately sprang into action, capturing the culprit after a methodical investigation.
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Oh wait! I got that wrong.
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“When they called South African police to report the incident, the officer just said “yes, thank you,” and hung up. It was only when a member of the family later met someone who had police connections that the investigation went further, although Smurfit has not found out who was responsible for the attack”.

This is all good news, as is the attack on the Togo team's bus in Angola. First, she’s safe and well, and if more of this stuff happens it’ll contribute two things: the reality of black society and a justification for classing white South Africans as legitimate refugees.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Firends of mine have just come back from a visit to CT. Got chased by 3 'youths' as you describe them and just made it to their hotel in time.

I warned them..........

Anonymous said...

"...a justification for classing white South Africans as legitimate refugees." Here, here, Savant. Poor wretched SA whites. I swear my heart bleeds for them.

kulak said...

a party to ring in the New Year in Cape Town

Like Arafat said, I renounce owl foams of tourism.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, this sort of thing happens in all countries you know. It happens in New Zealand on a regular basis. Just last week my neighbour was killed and there was a shoot out with the police with hand granades being thrown every which way. Being an ex South African I was used to this so went back to the TV.

Its strange that 'this sort of thing happens in all countries' is so often said in defence by South Africans.Obviously they have never been anywhere else.

P Schwartz said...

Savant, have you seen District 9? I just watched it the other day & while it had the predictably evil white corporate dudes, it also had a surprisingly negative portrayal of flesh eating Nigerian gangsters who exploited the Aliens.

Apparently the movie was banned in Nigeria? Anyway, another shot of reality for some.

doodler said...

Headlines in the SA press:
"Cops baffled by actress' account of shooting"
"Police deny claims by British actress"
Cape Town police on Monday denied allegations that a British actress was "injured in a gang-related" attack in Cape Town on New Year's Eve.
Really amusing statement from a cop: ""We believe someone shot in the air but the bullet went through the window and lodged into a panel of the van. No one was injured," said Stoffels."
SA bullets have these weird, physics defying trajectories....

Is she lying? Must be, because we can't have anything disturbing the 2010WC and upsetting the tourists!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Roll on World Cup 2010! Bafana Bafana! Invictus! Give me hope, Joanna! Freeeeeee Nelson Man-DAY-laaa!!!

Potgieter

Piet said...

Don't know if anon 4.17 is being facetious. Sure these things happen in all countries, but a LOT LOT more is SA.

Anonymous said...

Not so long ago, Cape Town was safe. Now the ANC have bussed in so many blacks, crime has risen and will continue to do so. That said, it is still, if only a little, safer than the east.

elaine said...

You're kidding right? White South Africans as refugees?

Anonymous said...

Bafana Bafana. SO bad they named them twice!

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to think Thierry Henry did us all a favour!

kerdasi amaq said...

Colombia lost the 1986 World Cup, to Mexico, because of concerns over street crime. Looks like the same should happen to South Africa.

kerdasi amaq said...

Colombia lost the 1986 World Cup, to Mexico, because of concerns over street crime. Looks like the same should happen to South Africa.

Anonymous said...

Ater watching Ballykissangel here in the states i assume it was a tv critic who shot the lady in question.

Anonymous said...

kerdasi amaq - I've always been fascinated by your name. Does it mean anythng?

kulak said...

Question: Will this enhance her halo (she's practically a war correspondent now!) or detract from it (because she told the story.)

A: Double-plus halo buff if she holds a fundraiser for those poor African victims of crime. She's has now experienced a close brush with crime just like those poor Africans.

Hard to top that and live to tell about it. I can hear the gushing at the cocktail parties already.

Anonymous said...

I say let the Luvvies go to SA. The more bleeding-heart liberals and football yobs the Munts kill the better!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 16:33,

Brilliant!!!

Anonymous said...

kulak - it's started already!! You're a smart guy!

kulak said...

anon@22:36 -- thank you, and I know!

Slumming it in Cape Town will be the new bolshi hajj. Just beneath all the gushing is seething envy.

Piet said...

The German team are being issued with bullet-proof vests!

Anonymous said...

"Oh come on, this sort of thing happens in all countries you know. It happens in New Zealand on a regular basis. Just last week my neighbour was killed and there was a shoot out with the police with hand granades being thrown every which way. Being an ex South African I was used to this so went back to the TV."

Lying fuck!
As an "ex South African" why don't you fuck off back there then? Are you some form of non-white moosh?

kerdasi amaq said...

yes, it does, but, I'm not telling!

Anonymous said...

Jerry Dammers the fella who wrote Free Nelson Mandela has a lot to answer for.

The old git should have been left die in jail, it might have saved a lot more lives in South Africa.

Anonymous said...

If they're not murdered for their money (or white skin) they'll get AIDS from the black whores. Every one of whom is infected.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the Victoria Smurfit story on RTE news? I didn't. Such a thing could never happen in the post-apartheid utopia of South Africa.

Anonymous said...

"Oh come on, this sort of thing happens in all countries you know. It happens in New Zealand on a regular basis ..."

(12 January 2010 04:17)

Folks, you're being a little hard here on the above poster.

I also live in Auckland at the present (Oh Happy day! Callooh, Callay! he chortled in his joy ...") ... and I think I detect an ex Saffer taking the piss a little bit in his own little way.

Interestingly enough, the Kiwis have a generally undeserved reputation for being a collection of mincing, politically correct, soft-dick, latte-slurping, leftie sheep shaggers.

This is not true.

The vast majority of Kiwis live in the big centres where sheep are not readily available.

Sorry, just my little joke.

Interestingly enough, there is a guy I see from time to time (a Kiwi) who tells the best damn racist jokes I've heard in years.

My favourite being the jobs available ad in the Auckland Herald requiring two black men " ... must be flexible and willing to travel."

They were used as mudflaps on an Oshkosh ...

Cheers to all,

Uncle Nasty