Adriana Stuijt, tireless journalist of South African crime, posts from a comments section of a New Zealand news site. A commentator, claiming to be from France, writes about crimes committed against friends of his during the World Cup. When I read it, my alarms immediately went off. Here is the text:
Just returned. Francois (France)11:51AM Friday, 25 Jun 2010
My 4 Eyropean friends were robbed and raped in most brutal fashion close to Rustenburg and then again insulted by local Police who blamed them for not having been careful. They were ridiculed and 2 girls had to go on retro-viral medications.This is something that really bothers me about South African crime reports; there is so much of it about that there's no need to bullshit. And this comment is bullshit.
Anyone on this site claiming SA is safe is as far I am concerned a Propaganda writer hired by either the ANC or FIFA. That you would toy with tourists lives like that is pathetic and sickening. Your country has become a disgraceful increasingly 3rd world joke.
We will never forgive FIFAs BS safety propaganda nor forgive the safety crap you spewed before we arrived there.
We hope FIFA gets its derierre sued for playing with people lives.Bon voyage to anyone stupid enough to still visit your crime infested, corrupt and racist country. All we experienced was trauma worth a lifetime. Thanks to the writer of you story to tell your experience. We wish we would have known all this before going.
First of all, this is not written by a Frenchman. He has misspelt derriere ...
It is written by someone whose first language is probably English, as you can tell from the use of colloqualisms, and from the pathetic effort to insert French words.
Also, what kind of person casually mentions that his friends were raped?
It frustrated me because there are so many true stories to tell, so why make them up? It's not like similar events don't happen all the time in SA.
It goes to show that the only way you can, to quote the author, "spew" "crap" is to talk out of your backside!