In 1984, a high-ranking interrogator who spoke Afrikaans was stationed at Kiziba Camp.
He proceeded to interrogate four British prisoners to find out who among them was responsible for getting the MPLA oilfield rights, and intended to have all of them executed after getting the information. Because he himself did not speak English, he always had an interpreter near him to relay what he said to the prisoners and inform him of what the prisoner said.
He was shown to be very distrusting of the British, often being in disbelief of their claims that they had no knowledge about the oilfield rights and even accusing them of having come up with a story together. He implied that his distrust of the British had ties to their actions towards his people during the Second Boer War.
Behind the scenes
The Afrikaner Interrogator is a character in Mission 14: Lingua Franca of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The player can Fulton recover him if they wish, though recruiting him is not necessary for either completing the mission itself or the various related mission tasks. The interrogator's character model is always the same but his rank and code name on Mother Base are always random.
During his interrogation of the first prisoner, the subtitles for what he says (in repeat playthroughs after getting an Afrikaner interpreter skilled soldier) is slightly different from what the Afrikaner translator says, as the subtitles transcribed his statement as "So they made up a story together. This is why you can't trust the British.", while the Afrikaner translator says "You made up a story with the others. You British are all liars." In addition, the interrogator's comment about Afrikaners suffering at the hands of the British is a reference to the Second Boer War (1899–1902), in which the British Empire used tactics of scorched earth and concentration camps, the latter causing the deaths of around 26,000 Afrikaner civilians due to disease.
Notes and references
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015)
Afrikaner interrogator: So they made up a story together. This is why you can't trust the British. You know how much the Afrikaners suffered because of you in the [Second] Boer War? // Afrikaner interpreter: You made up a story with the others. You British are all liars. You know how much the Afrikaners suffered because of you in the [Second] Boer War? // British POW: That wasn't me.