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  1. Helen Wilson 26 Jan 2012, 9:52am

    Respect is earned

  2. The divine right of kings went out of fashion after 1688 in Europe. Since then it’s been a bit of a moot point.
    Sorry if we hurt your feelings King Goodyear but respect is a two way street these days. You think we’re rotten.
    We think you’re a pompous ass with an overblown sense of entitlement.

  3. Respect spells…R E S P O N S I B I L I T I my dear King.

    1. I’m sorry. What? Am I missing something here or are you actually aware that responsibility ends in a ‘Y’?

  4. Keith Farrell 26 Jan 2012, 10:15am

    hahaha, I am still trying to think of a responce which cannot be seen as rasist afterall it is only whites who are rasist

  5. Carla De Bouchet 26 Jan 2012, 10:23am

    Its quite amazing how a whole paragraph of King Goodswell Zwelithini’s speech has been “mistranslated” by the Times Newspaper. Just another excuse the Zulu Royal family uses to cover up the kings blatant homophobia. Its nothing new that most African leaders are homophobic.

  6. The king wants to deflect criticism, so he makes an ad hominem attack on those he offended. Like we’ve never seen that before…

  7. If the translation is shown not to be homophobic (after the Human Rights Commission investigation) then I would accept the strength of feeling to support the King …

    However, lets wait and see what the independent translations shows …

    If it is as was initially reported then its the King who was disrespectful and needs to offer a full apology and more …

  8. Bill (Scotland) 26 Jan 2012, 11:37am

    I prefer to wait until there is a definitive, accurate translation of what the King said before joining in the condemnation. Perhaps ‘Pink News’ could do some proper investigative journalism (for a change) and do its best to obtain one before repeating what is obviously an agency news report.

  9. Stop the Press!! Traditionalist group condemns criticism of powerless ceremonial figurehead at centre of controversy.

    This is completely par for the course, regardless of location in the world. The original incident was news, this is not.

  10. Ikenna David. 26 Jan 2012, 12:22pm

    No matter the outcome of latter translation of the said homophobic statement, it clear that in the statement, he never said that gay is natural phenomenon, and that gays are welcomed in Zulu kingdom… Plus he also thinks that what anybody thinks is none of his business… This man is a ceremonial Fool… Am an African(NIGERIAN), i fully understand the old imperial idiot…

  11. If there was any disrespect towards this king, then good. Kings and monarchy deserve disrespect. There is no place for royalty in modern society. The very concept is deeply offensive, setting as it does some people above others on arbitrary and irrelevant grounds of birth.

    And that goes for the parasitic Windsor clan in this country too.

  12. The ‘king’ is an idiot if he thinks he shoud get an apology.

    I think he owes Zulu women of South Africa an apology for leading a nation (the Zulu nation) where about 1 in every 2 women wlll be raped at least once in her life, thanks to the culture of rape that exists among so many Zulu men.

    The Zulu ‘king’ is an idiot.

    Another fine example of Zulu manhood is the village idiot Jacob Zuma – the president of South Africa. He is the man who claimed that seeing as he took a shower after unprotected sex with a HIV+ prostiture then he was at no risk of infection.

  13. Paddyswurds 26 Jan 2012, 4:05pm

    @Keith Farrell…
    …..Don’t bother with a response my dear Keith. Take the time saved and use it the have some English grammar and spelling lessons…..Unless your are pre school I imagine the Zulu “king” has a better grasp of English than you seem to.
    Re this “king” person…who really cares what he thinks of us. The man is clearly deluded if he thinks that by imagining that because he calls himself a king that somehow his words carry credence……..what an idiot. Pink News …just exactly what makes this relevent to our lives. Now if it was said by the Pearly King, then ther might, just might be a story.

    1. I think any reference to the Zulu people should reference the fact that rape is an everyday occurrence for them, and that Zulu women more or less expect to be raped at some point in their lives thanks to the massive numbers of rapes that occur within that community.

      (And Apartheid cannot be blamed for this as there are other South African tribes who suffered just as much under Apartheid who do not rape women as a past-time).

      Jacob Zuma is the President of South Africa. He is also a Zulu, and a breathtakingly stupid man.

      It is worth repeating over and over again, that Zuma admits to unprotected sex with a HIV+ prostitute and claimed that he was at no risk for infection because he had a shower afterwards.

      And this from the president of a country where massive numbers of people are HIV+.

  14. Commander Thor 26 Jan 2012, 5:43pm

    I don’t care how you feel about it. If you do it, you must know that it is wrong and you are rotten. Homophobia is not acceptable.

    1. Staircase2 26 Jan 2012, 5:44pm

      This is of course complete and utter bollocks…

  15. Staircase2 26 Jan 2012, 5:44pm

    Sounds to me like a) they should release a ‘correct’ translation and b) apologise themselves for telling a LGBT group that THEY should apologise for complaining about the ‘mistranslation’ which appears to effectively condemn LGBT people as ‘un-Zulu’…

    If there was in fact any ‘mistranslation’ then surely the people who are being misquoted have a duty of care to ensure that people complaining have the genuine facts in front of them by way of a ‘correct’ one…

  16. Robin Evans 26 Jan 2012, 11:09pm

    Homohaters abound – it seems Africa is rotten ….

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