Kurt Darren hits back at Afrikaaner Extremists, "You haven't moved on"

2014-05-29 06:00

Afrikaans pop icon and singer, Kurt Darren, has hit back at those who took to social media to criticise him for choosing to perform at President Zuma's inauguration concert this past weekend.

Kurt has apparently been receiving hate messages from people on social media, who took exception to the decision to perform at the concert, telling him to "wake up get a life and face the facts: your idiotic rainbow nation never existed and never will." and wishing his children would die.


Kurt responded through an open letter, where he wrote; “I expected some critique over my decision to perform at the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma but never the amount of aggression I am currently receiving," he continued, “I’ve realised that it is just a small group of people who haven’t moved on and who haven’t accepted that they live in a democratic South Africa".

“I’m shocked by the messages written on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. For someone to write that they wish my child will be born dead is the lowest of low." he wrote in the heartfelt letter. 

“It was an honour for me to be asked to represent Afrikaans on stage at the event. I felt the same pride I did when I performed at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in London in 2008,” he added, “South Africa is a country for all South Africans. I’m positive about the future of our country. Through it all I will never fall out of love with South Africa.”.

You go Kurt, tell em!



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