My Dad 's Family Experienced The Sting Of The Strict Apartheid Rule

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My dad’s family experienced the sting of the strict apartheid rule early on in life when my grandfather’s brother Faan Broodpote fell in love with a Native Girl that worked on the same farm as he did. After the War things were tough, people were poor and if you had a job then you were considered to be fortunate. Faan took a job on Ver-Ouma Blouvoete dad’s farm.
Joel Kaaskop offered Faan Broodpote a job as a general ranch Hand. (Afterall this was his new son inlaws brother.) Joel Kaaskop included in Faan Broodpote’s pay that he could live in the barn and one large bag of mieliemeel at the end of each month. Faan was strong bulky young man that was 6.2. He was a little odd with his long slender white feet. His feet reminded the the other farm Hands of loafs of white bread so they called him Faan Broodpote. Soon after he started working there Faan was seeing spending most of his lunch brakes with Mina the kitchen Hand. Mina was from mixed blood. She had deep chestnut brown eyes and long straight black hair. She spoke Afrikaans and Sesoon. She was a strong Christian believer and always found walking arround hmming song all day long. All the Native loved Mimi. Mimi thought to herself the world is a strange place, she is nearly 28 and now she fell in love with a white man. Several brave men tried to convince Mimi to go out with them but she just could not get herself that far. Faan Broodpote was an oversized gentle giant. Sometimes he was as clueless as to what to…

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