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Shamefully South African

2009-09-23 14:42

As WE celebrate Heritage Day, we got thinking about some of our countrymen who just don't embrace the mantra of 'local is lekker'. Here are some South Africans we'd like to roast over the coals.

Charlize Theron
That's 'The-ron' like heron, you hear? The SA native insists on being called by her Americanised name now that she's a big shot in Hollywood. Eish...

Brandon Huntley
SA's first 'refugee'. Canada, you can have him – and please don't send him back when he starts complaining about the cold.

Neill Blomkamp
It's been repeatedly reported that the District 9 director has a very bleak view of South Africa, and the fact that he's been living in Canada for the last ten years kind of proves that he's not a fan of the homeland.  Sure, Joburg might be the "dystopia" of the future, but it just made you rich and famous, dude. Have some gratitude...

Since their first interview, the rockers have been begging to break into the international market and make music overseas. So go, we'll even help you pack. We prefer your friends, Van Coke Kartel, anyway.

JM Coetzee
Scared of his own country, he left for the penal colony of Australia. He thought he was sooo clever, but we're onto him...

Da L.E.S
Not only does he rap like an American, but spot those bakore – he's taking style tips from Will Smith!

Kevin Pietersen
The cricketer left SA because he couldn't handle the racial quota system in sports. The only thing worse than dissing your country is batting for the other team.

Esta TerBlanche
The actress used to play the loveable Bienkie on Egoli, but she reckoned she was Hollywood material like her co-star Christel Smith. Esta scored the role of some foreign princess on All My Children, probably the worst American soapie after Passions. Egoli is gold by comparison. Then she came back to SA, then she left again. Sis on her for treating our country like her back-up plan. 

Despite these haters, we've still got a country full of patriots braaiing in union this Heritage Day. Celebrate Mzansi with some Braai Day Beats, enjoy a dop and a chop and be Proudly South African.

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