October 3, 2004: Headlines: COS - South Africa: Independent Online: South Africa President Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Nata

Peace Corps Online: Directory: South Africa: Peace Corps South Africa : The Peace Corps in South Africa: October 3, 2004: Headlines: COS - South Africa: Independent Online: South Africa President Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Nata

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-9-111.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.9.111) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 12:43 am: Edit Post

South Africa President Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Nata

South Africa President Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Nata

South Africa President Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Nata

Mbeki attacks writers for their crime reports

October 03 2004 at 11:08AM

By Angela Quintal

President Thabo Mbeki has denounced critics of South Africa's crime statistics as racists, singling out two female writers for his ire.

They are freelance journalist Charlene Smith - whom he did not mention by name - and South African expatriate Bronwyn McIntosh. Mbeki has criticised Smith before. Smith is a rape survivor and outspoken activist who has campaigned for anti-retroviral treatment, and whom Mbeki has accused of being blinded by racist rage.

Smith wrote in an article published the week after she was raped and stabbed in her home in 1999: "I want you to know that rape is not about race, as some South Africans think... It is about what a few sick individuals do, it has nothing to do with race or malehood."

Writing in his weekly online column, Mbeki said those who questioned the crime statistics were asserting that the government was "lying to the country when we say that gradually we are winning the war against crime".

The statistics showed that, overall, the incidence of reported crime was declining.

[Excerpt]

Mbeki had special praise for former US president Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason, who, as a member of the US Peace Corps spent two years teaching in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Borrowing from Carter junior, Mbeki said the "psychological residue of apartheid" had produced a psychosis among some white South Africans. "To this day, they do not believe that our non-racial democracy will survive and succeed ... crime in our country provides them with the most dramatic evidence of decline ... the proof that sooner or later things will fall apart".

* This article was originally published on page 3 of Sunday Independent on October 03, 2004





When this story was posted in October 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:


Director Gaddi Vasquez:  The PCOL Interview Director Gaddi Vasquez: The PCOL Interview
PCOL sits down for an extended interview with Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez. Read the entire interview from start to finish and we promise you will learn something about the Peace Corps you didn't know before.

Plus the debate continues over Safety and Security.
Schwarzenegger praises PC at Convention Schwarzenegger praises PC at Convention
Governor Schwarzenegger praised the Peace Corps at the Republican National Convention: "We're the America that sends out Peace Corps volunteers to teach village children." Schwarzenegger has previously acknowledged his debt to his father-in-law, Peace Corps Founding Director Sargent Shriver, for teaching him "the joy of public service" and Arnold is encouraging volunteerism by creating California Service Corps and tapping his wife, Maria Shriver, to lead it. Leave your comments and who can come up with the best Current Events Funny?
 Peace Corps: One of the Best Faces of America Peace Corps: One of the Best Faces of America
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and can you come up with a Political Funny?


Read the stories and leave your comments.






Some postings on Peace Corps Online are provided to the individual members of this group without permission of the copyright owner for the non-profit purposes of criticism, comment, education, scholarship, and research under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. Government copyright laws and they may not be distributed further without permission of the copyright owner. Peace Corps Online does not vouch for the accuracy of the content of the postings, which is the sole responsibility of the copyright holder.

Story Source: Independent Online

This story has been posted in the following forums: : Headlines; COS - South Africa

PCOL14195
51

.


Add a Message


This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Username:  
Password:
E-mail: