But the assembly erupted in cheers and applause evocative of a political rally when addressed by Afrikaner singer Steve Hofmeyr.
"No nation's tolerance is unconditional," he
told them, mixing Afrikaans and English.
"We've lost more than any other European people in Africa.
You must understand that to understand the Afrikaner
You must understand that."
'Silence is complicity'
added: "It is not enough to ask of us to remain patient for the sake of transformation and a soccer tournament," referring to the World Cup being hosted by South Africa in June.
condemned the government's failure to act, adding: "Silence is complicity.