It was the kind of banter that only the most verkrampte, or hard-line, Afrikaner would find amusing. But when Andries Treurnicht and Jaap Marais, the leaders of two of South Africa's right-wing political parties, shared a platform in Pretoria earlier this year to protest the government's repeal of laws banning interracial sex and marriage, their racist exchanges produced waves of laughter from the conservative audience.
Marais: Consider the circumstances if your black in-laws were to visit you at your home.
Treurnicht: Ma-in-law could work in the kitchen while Pa-in-law could help out in the garden.
To State President P.W. Botha's ruling...