The Positive relationships in SA Facebook group has earned a reputation for sharing uplifting, heart-warming stories of South Africans helping each other, irrespective of race. Their post on Wednesday was no different and puts a different spin on the land expropriation debate.
Briefly.co.za has shared numerous stories posted by the Positive relationships in SA Facebook group.
Their posts aim to cross the racial divide and the overwhelmingly positive comments they receive seem to be having a galvanising effect on the country.
On Wednesday, the group’s administrator, Hennie Muller, shared a beautiful message of thanks from Baas Bishop Van Radebe.
The appreciation was directed towards Friedi Von Maltitz – for taking him under his wing and teaching him how to farm with livestock.
Radebe’s message read as follows: “This brother took me by a hand when i went into the livestock farming earlier this year, and was clueless about cattles... Words can not express my gratitude him... Thanks Friedl Von Maltitz... God bless you
I have known Afrikaner farmers to be very helpful and willing to hold us by the hand....the potential beyond the shallowmindedness of hate...SA shall be great”
The post has been extremely popular and received more than 500 likes and the positive comments kept streaming in.
Makagiso Kat Diale said, “The media will never promote such....having a fuzzy feeling.”
Luvuyo Kelepu added, “This destroys the myth that white South Africans who are farmers want to pack and go.”
Mzwandile Mbhele commented, “This is what I want. Sharing knowledge and working together for the benefit of our beloved country.”
Roslyn Rose summed it up beautiful with this comment, “When we were farming in the Maclear/Ugie area, we saw a great deal of cooperation and sharing amongst the emerging farmers and the established farmers. The stock sales were the best, where farmers helped each other with advice on why certain cattle were better than others.... And everyone intermingled as God intended. This is, after all, Gods land, and we are all merely custodians.”
Quite a few were interested in how Radebe got his unique name and he was quick to shed light on it: “Hahahaha i just liked it and some of my friends used to call me baas back in fouriesburg free state and i was also partly raised by white afrikaaner family.. And have a lot of friends who are afrikaaner too.”
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