CNN journalist Tom Page
Orania has been the mainstream media’s object of scorn for many years. It is regarded by many as the last outpost of occidental Christian civilisation in Africa, overseen by the Afrikaner – an indigenous Afrikaans speaking white minority group that has lived in southern Africa for nearly 400 years, also referred to as Boers.
Some of the town’s residents are fed up with being bullied and misrepresented by the international mainstream media. None more so than local entrepreneur Quintin Diederichs who famously took on the BBC and their reporter Pumza Fihlani in an open letter following her disgraceful account of Orania back in October 2014.
Next in line is CNN’s Tom Page, who contacted Diederichs on 2 December 2016 while doing research for his article “Inside Orania, South Africa’s whites-only town” that was published on CNN’s website on 20 December 2016.
“What really disgusted me was the complete lack of journalistic integrity on the part of Mr. Page,” explained Diederichs, citing the outrageous claim made by Page and co-author Kasja Norman that “the current murder rate of white South Africans is also equivalent to, or lower than, murder rates for whites recorded between 1979 and 1991”.
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