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fathers, plural noun

In the Cape Town area: a collective name for witdoek vigilantes.
1986 Argus 2 Jan. 1They claimed..the ‘fathers’ travelled in a large group of between 200 and 300, wore white headbands and leg ties, and were led by certain community councillors.
1993 D. Elles in Democracy in Action 31 Aug. 14You know the famous story of the faction fight between the so-called ‘conservative fathers’ (later called witdoeke, because they wore white cloths tied round their heads or arms) and the youth of New Crossroads (comrades)...To us the so-called fathers were vigilantes who wanted to impose an undemocratic tribal system in an urban set-up.
In the Cape Town area: a collective name for witdoek vigilantes.

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