November 10 2006 at 10:44AM
A Botswana newspaper columnist who has backed Jacob Zuma to become president so he could "distribute white women" among his supporters has outraged some people who have branded the column as "sexist", "racist" and "hate speech".
The offending column under the heading "President Zuma will sort out White People" was published in the Sunday Standard in Gaborone.
Loose Canon said Zuma as president would address the wrongs of the past.
He berated white people for complaining about their loss of privilege, affirmative action and crime and said "they should count themselves lucky they were not shot on the day of liberation. Perhaps it's not too late to hang a few whites... just to remind them who is in charge".
He dismissed the corruption charges against Zuma as the result of "some jealous blacks and their white friends".
"The people love Jacob Zuma... but, as part of sorting out ungrateful white people, I want him to embark on a redistribution exercise. I want him to distribute white women among the long-suffering black chaps.
"Zuma can have one or two white women himself and then distribute the rest 'to his loyal supporters' - including Loose Canon himself," he wrote.
Despite trying to contact the editor of the Sunday Standard, Outsa Mokone, for comment, no reply had been received at the time of going to press.
This article was originally published on page 3 of The Mercury on November 10, 2006