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(GIN)—A South African who claimed he was persecuted because he is White has been granted refugee status by Canada’s immigration board.
William Davis, chair of the Canadian immigration board, said that evidence presented by the White exile Brandon Huntley showed “a picture of indifference and inability or unwillingness” of the South African government to protect “White South Africans from persecution by African South Africans.”
Huntley, who grew up in Mowbray, Cape Town, said he had been attacked seven times by Black South Africans and was called a “White dog” and a “settler.”
“There’s a hatred of what we did to them and it’s all about the color of your skin,” Huntley reportedly said.
In South Africa, the African National Congress condemned the decision as “racist,” “sensationalist” and “alarming.”
“We should reject these ridiculous allegations that have been leveled against our people and the country,” said Home Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa.
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