When you shoot a zebra in the black stripe,
the white dies too.
~ South African Proverb [19435]

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ALTERNATE VERSIONS:
When you shoot a zebra in the black stripe, the white stripe dies too. ~ South African
If you kill the white half of the zebra, you kill the black half as well.
HISTORY: Often used during the turbulent years surrounding the end of South African Apartheid as a call to sensibility. Post-Apartheid, the words were often reversed in a call for peace and forgiveness.
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