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Poor white South Africans sleep on the streets

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22-year-old Marius van Niekerk seen here is among thousands of homeless South Africans (Photo Hassan Isilow)

By Hassan Isilow

CAPETOWN-As the winter weather gets colder across the country, the true shade of poverty can be seen. Homeless people could be found scrounging for food while sleeping exposed to the elements on the streets without blankets. On Thursday night I visited the streets of Bellville and met several homeless people sleeping under the Bridge next to the Bellville train station.
Marius van Niekerk is one of the several homeless people living on the streets of Bellville. The 22-year-old white South African male from George said he has been without shelter for several months after he came to Cape Town to look for work. “It gets worse when it rains, you can not sleep. It is very cold. I badly need a blanket, but can not afford one, I wish some one could help me.”
When asked where he gets money to eat, Marius related that he depends on food given to him by good Samaritans. “Food handouts don’t come all the time. At times you’re forced to beg or ask people if you can do some odd jobs for them. Life is very difficult. I badly need a job… if some one out there can please help,” he appealed.
Van Niekerk thought life would be better if he left his home town in the South Eastern Cape, heading for the Mother City. But it has not been that easy to find employment and instead he was exposed to just how tough life could get here. “Everywhere you go, they ask you for a CV and if you apply, you wait and wait. I urgently need a job so as to get my own shelter and food. Whatever the job, I’m ready to do it,” he said as tears filled his eyes.

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Written by africawitness

June 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Posted in Xenophobia

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  1. poverty has no race, colour or creed. i presently live and study in glasgow scotland and work among to homeless. its a universal phenomenon that deserves world attention

    joseph

    June 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    • Hello Hassan. Thanks for posting on this subject. I just Googled “Homeless Bellville Cape Town” and up came your blog. Whats happening? The homeless situation in Bellville (where I stay) is getting worse. EVERYWHERE there are people on the streets. And there don’t seem to be anyone helping… I’ve started to help one young boy (22) whose parents left him here and went back to the Transkei. I give him breakfast every morning, a shower once a week and see that he’s clothes are clean, with a odd job here and there aroung the house. But am I really helping? How and where can I get involved? Cause it seem no one is taking notice.

      Mignon

      December 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

    • In the case of South Africa, ‘poverty’ DOES have ‘race, colour and creed’. White Afrikaners like this young van Niekerk man are LEGALLY BANNED from the labour market because of their RACE and COLOUR. Look up the Black Economic Empowerment Laws latest atrocities, called ‘Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment’.That law is nearly identical to the nazi-laws passed against the Jews in Germany before World War Two. The ANC is no better than those nazis for keeping a small white minority group out of the labour market with these draconian socalled ‘laws’.

      Johanna VanDokkum

      July 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

  2. Muslims – and not Christians – are the people who had jumped in over the past 4 years of our 12 year desert trek. When neighbour Shawn ran into trouble, it were Muslims who decided to help after numerous Christians read my emails (I have read receipts to show, roughly 200) but they did not even respond!

    Two Christians did – they are a thousand miles away and both are very poor. They have arranged free coach tickets and relocation for Shawn and his kids. The little family still needs to survive for the next week.

    It were Muslims and certainly not Christians who had helped us to get by through helping us off the pavement. One day, the church will market my book for me. Their reaction to my book on Godly love will ensure good sales.

    PLEASE READ THIS AND HELP ME HELPING THESE PEOPLE

    Shawn has two little children. They rent a little room on a
    pay-per-day basis. They reside in Green Point, Cape Town,
    South Africa. They are about to be evicted as Shawn has no
    fixed income and rent went into arrears as his child sitter
    did not show up. His wife is not with him any longer.

    Their need is CRITICAL. The family has NO FOOD.

    A friend in Allanridge, about 1,200km from here, has offered
    free accommodation but they have no money to travel and
    Allanridge, where they have been offered a home, has little
    or no economy and it may be a dead end.

    Anyone who can help with food or rent, please HELP these
    people. Shawn’s direct number is
    Local 0712937782 Intl +27712937782

    I am disabled myself and really have little to offer; we did
    give them a cup of coffee and some sandwhiches tonight but
    we won’t be able to help tomorrow. Please, for the Love of
    Jesus, help these people!!

    I am very angry at a spineless, gutless, church lying like a
    dead dragon at the entrance to heaven, blocking access to
    the small trickle of the few true saints arriving after
    their excruciating desert trek to their final Canaan. The
    church member maggots feast on the cadaver, content with
    their loot and so busy fattening themselves that they don’t
    see the angel of death hawking jealously over them,
    anticipating the massacre he is coming to execute.

    It is not one but maybe 40 churches and scores of Christians
    that had driven me to this point. But don’t think that I am
    disappointed by Jesus; I just get to love and respect Him
    more and more as I see how lenient He is with a selfish
    church.

    I am disabled myself and very poor. When I learnt of the
    plight of my neighbour who had been left by his wife, to
    care for his 3 & 5 year old sons, while he has to find a job
    every day to pay rent, a baby sitter and food, I gave them
    our last 3 slices of bread and a cup of coffee each.
    Several churches were contacted and only one responded – and
    they have set very difficult conditions for them to meet
    before they can even get a food parcel on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, they go hungry and are at risk as the children
    may be taken away if a social worker shows up and sees there
    is no food. The Christians simply don’t respond.

    1 John 3 v 17

    I have witnessed two Christian radio stations promoting the
    RFID microchip which forms part of the 666 system. I have
    witnessed a radio station protecting and even employing a
    DIY back yard pastor even after the SAPS had warned that he
    was a visitor to a coven and an occult fraternity.

    Suffering from disability, I spend my time ministering to
    others via the internet and have “parented” various
    teenagers and guided them through the horrors of high
    school. Using only a small old Nokia 2760, my eyes could
    not take the strain and I had eye infections every 3rd or
    4th week but I never let my cyber kids down. My ministry is
    full-time meaning that I am on duty 24/7/365. I have yet
    to meet any church pastor, elder, deacon or regular member
    with this kind of devotion and work ethics.

    Yet I get rejected by the church – including Hillsong. I am
    glad that you are extending your love to Shawn. It is sad
    that he has to wait until Sunday to feed his kids. It is
    sad that he needs to be forced to attend a church service to
    get the help = as he cannot afford to lose another day’s
    income. As I am writing here, the abusive landlord was
    shouting in the passages for people to pay up or
    else…………..

    Is it really so much trouble for someone to walk the second
    mile and coming to his place to help him?

    So, we call upon the Muslims to show their
    worth…………..

    Dear Station Manager

    I am turning to you for help now, as you have a platform to
    address the Capetonian community from. Can you please
    broadcast this urgent request?

    Shawn’s wife left him with the two kiddies, 3 & 5
    respectively. He is a freelancing plumber and electrician
    but could not go out to earn as there was nobody to look
    after the kids. They live in a “guest house” in Green Point
    and pay on a day-to-day basis. He has almost been evicted
    now and on Monday night his keys were taken away from him
    but later returned. The family had no food and we gave them
    all we had, just a few scraps as we are in a similar
    position due to my disability.

    I am asking you to please ask your listeners to see if
    anyone can bring Shawn and his two kiddies some food. I
    have already asked charities, the local government, ward
    councilor and even churches for help but no food showed up.
    This is simply outrageous and I really am disappointed in
    Capetonians. They are quick to drop food for people in
    other countries but refuse to help their own.

    Pieter Louw

    June 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  3. Can you still find this young man, I would like to help him get back onto his feet by the means of some funding from the United Kingdom. Went through same factors when I was very young, hope to be of help to him.

    Kind Thanks,

    Kenneth Jansen van Vuuren

    Kenneth Jansen van Vuuren

    November 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    • Kenneth I was just reading this and found the young man’s contact details. I hope it is still the same: . Shawn’s direct number is
      Local 0712937782 Intl +27712937782

      Sandra Kritzinger

      July 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    • Please would Kenneth email ralber@webmail.com we cant let this carry on there has to be some help we can afford?

      Raymond

      August 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  4. September 22nd, Washington D.C.: Marching Against the Genocide of Whites in South Africa

    PLEASE LIKE THE PAGE AND SHARE ONE WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE !!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    https://www.facebook.com/SAVEBOERS

    YOU CAN ALSO REPOST THIS MESSAGE AND PIN ONE FOR OTHERS TO SEE !!! MAIN STREAM MEDIA WOULDN’T WRITE ABOUT THIS EVENT !!!

    IF YOU WILL SUPPORT THIS CAUSE AS MUCH AS TRAYVON MARTIN’S SUPPORTERS HAVE SUPPORTED CRIME, YOU WILL BE VERY SUCCESSFUL !!! BECAUSE THIS CAUSE IS NOT ONLY FOR BOERS IN SOUTH AFRICA, BUT IS INFACT FOR ALL OF YOU OTHER WHITES WORLDWIDE !!!

    Only 9% of the population in South Africa is WHITE and not only were 80.000+ of them killed(massacred) by now, but this genocide have also had their entire WHITE youth immigrated overseas(more than 40.000) !!!

    While there is virtually no white on black” crime in South Africa, in USA alone the 93% of the crime commited is produced by blacks(yet blacks count for only 15% of American population) !!! SAME SITUATION IS IN EUROPE WHERE WHITES ARE ASSOULTED, RAPED, AND KILLED ON DAILY BASES(with only 11 million people, Sweden is number one country in the world in rapes) !!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE !!???? WAKE UP POEPLE !!! TIME TO WAKE UP !!!

    REPUBLICAN PARTY (scammers that make look great anyone or anything and regardless of ugliness or perversion = support for democratic party or zionism) AND DEMOCRATS (extremist ZIONIST party) ARE ONE PARTY SYSTEM (self elected democracy = zionist totalitarianism = prison state) WHILE DUKES(pukes) ARE USED TO FORTIFY THIS ONE PARTY HOMOBAMAISOSAMA SYSTEM WITH ADDITIONAL BETRAYAL(need more proofs = your genocide).

    ZIONISM = REPRESENTS FOREIGN(multiculturalism) AND NOT NATIVE WHITE POPULATION IN OUR COUNTRIES. ZIONISM EQUALS TO TERRORIST ORGANISATION(not only because of favoring non whites vs even native whites , but further due to traditional use of terrorism to forcefully rehabilitate CHRISTIAN WHITES – worldwide). United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, adopted on November 10, 1975 by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 abstentions), ” that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”. The resolution was revoked by Resolution 46/86 on December 16, 1991(revoked by father from G. W. BUSH who also created 911).

    SO WHAT DO YOU READ TODAY !!? IS IT 70 YEARS OLD HOMOBAMAISOSAMA NEWS (world of lies and dementia) OR IS IT ABOUT ALIENS/BIG FOOT/VAMPIRES !!? WORLD OF PERVERSION OR SOME OTHER LOCHNESS MOSTER THAT HELPS YOU GOING !!? PERHAPS, IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP !!

    HOW MUCH FURTHER ARE WE WILLING TO GO IN ORDER TO PLEASE PEOPLE WHO DENY US EVEN THE RIGHT TO EXISTENCE(what is to you country without laws in respect to your personal rights, but the one that in contrast recognizes you extremely liable when payments are due) !!?

    IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW ARE YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH(forced joblessnes or postive discriminmation if you like) !!? IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!!

    FROM 911 TO FOREIGN WARS IN THE NAME OF ISRAEL & EXILED WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEES SEEKING ASYLUM ABROAD RIGHT NOW !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM TO ADDRESS AS “PRESIDENT”(STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!

    Related to WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES !!! WE DON’T NEED YOU ANY MORE !!! OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009 !! EXILING WHITES(US citizens) WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FREE !!

    NOT HUMAN RIGHTS COURTS OR ORGANIZATIONS, BUT ORGANIZERS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES AND SPONSORS OF BOGUS “MULTICULTURALISM” $$$ CLAIMS(false claims while whites are trully persecuted) AT EXPENSE OF PERSECUTED WHITES !!!

    WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe CENSORSHIP OF GENOCIDE in entire history of human kind) !!

    MY YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec WAS HIJACKED (since March 07th, 2012, I am not allowed to log in) BY US GOV. WHILE PRIMARY E-MAIL & BLOGS WERE SHUT DOWN FOR THE SAKE OF CENSORSHIP REGARDING ABDUCTIONS/ MK-ULTRA/ FORCED BRAIN IMPLANTS/ HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION/ BLACKLISTING/ FORCEFUL UNEMPLOYMENT AND ASSASSINATIONS !! ALL AGAINST WHITES (under “NAZI” lie).

    I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT IN WASHINGTON DC FOR DIFFERENT REASONS(job/distance etc.), BUT WILL NOT TOLERATE PEOPLE WHO DARE TO IGNORE THIS NEWS(if you ignore one, you aren’t worth to exist – simple as that) !!! AGAIN, SPREAD THE NEWS(do your part) AND GOD BLESS !!!

    Avsec Bostjan

    July 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm


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