Nanda Soobben

Nanda Soobben

Nanda Soobben began his career at 'Post' (Natal) in 1980 and became the first black South African cartoonist to be employed by a mainstream paper when the 'Daily News' took…>

'Racial Polarisation':
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© Nanda Soobben | Apr 05, 2010 | The Post

Racial Polarisation

Nanda Soobben's hard hitting cartoon is a timely reminder of how Julius Malema's racial hate speech fuels the flames of racial polarisation and how this can have an explosive impact on the forthcoming Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

It is interesting to note that the cartoons that have (thus far) been uploaded to this site since Saturday's murder of AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche have all alluded to the overarching issues surrounding the circumstances rather than specifics depicting the iconic Boer leader (at one time a cartoonist's favourite subject). Could this be because of their difficulty to summons any sympathy for a man whose own hate matched that of those who so violently killed him... and whose words have stirred as much intolerance as those of Julius Malema?