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Sep 16 2008

Thought for the day

Published by at 10:02 am under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 16/5/2008.

From an article published on Reuters today: “An estimated 3 million Zimbabweans have fled to South Africa as a result of the economic crisis at home.” That is exactly how many white South Africans still live in South Africa.

(In 1994 there were between 4 and 5 million whites living in SA. Emigration since then is estimated at between 1 and 1,5 million, leaving a white population of about 3 million – the same number as Zim citizens today in SA.)

A second thought: Mbeki obviously didn’t know 3 million Zim citizens are living in SA. If he did, he would not have said “there is no crisis in Zim”, oder?

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