Skip to comments.The Gruesome Reality of Racist South Africa
Posted on 03/12/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
For decades, the country of South Africa was the focus of an international rallying cry against the injustices of apartheid. On June 17, 1991, South Africas Parliament abolished the legal framework for the practice of racial persecution. In 1994, Nelson Mandela and his Marxist African National Congress (ANC) assumed the reins of power. The international community looked away, satisfied that justice had prevailed. They continue to look away, even as South Africa has degenerated into another racist pit, best described by an Afrikaner farm owner: Its politically correct to kill whites these days.
In July of 2012, Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of the nonprofit group Genocide Watch, conducted a fact-finding mission in South Africa. He concluded that there is a coordinated campaign of genocide being conducted against white farmers, known as Boers. The farm murders, we have become convinced, are not accidental, Stanton contended. It was very clear that the massacres were not common crimes, he added especially because of the absolute barbarity used against the victims. We dont know exactly who is planning them yet, but what we are calling for is an international investigation, he added.
The number of farm murders, or plaasmoorde as it is called in Afrikaans, is staggering. Over the last decade, it is estimated that at least 3000 Boers have been killed. Estimating the number of murders is necessary because the ANC has banned crime statistics from being compiled, claiming they scare off foreign investment. Moreover, the world knows little about the savagery that accompanies those killings. Many victims, including women and infant children, are raped or tortured before they are killed. Some have boiling water poured down their throats, some are burned with hot pokers, and some are hacked to death with machetes, or disemboweled. Several others have been tied to their own cars and dragged for miles.
The ANC, whose leader Jacob Zuma was reelected with over 75 per cent of the total voting delegates at the ANC National Conference held in Bloemfontein last December, denies that genocide is occurring, insisting that such attacks are part of the larger crime problem. Yet a report filed by the South African Institute of Race Relations notes that while crime has ostensibly declined between 1994 and 2011, substantial numbers of police stations have manipulated their crime statistics. The report sub-headline underscores the corrupt nature of crime statistics in the country: Is this a true reflection of the crime statistics in South Africa? Who knows! it states.
What is known is that the ANC celebrated in 100th year anniversary with a song led by President Zuma himself. Dubula iBhunu or Shoot the Boer was a line in the lyrics of an apartheid-era song, Ayesaba Amagwala (the cowards are scared) that violates the South Africa constitution prohibiting the advocacy of hatred that is based on race and that constitutes incitement to cause harm. Yet Zuma apparently felt no compunction to refrain from singing it, because the ANC considers it an integral part of the anti-apartheid movement that is part of their heritage.
In 2010, Julius Malema, then leader of the ANC Youth League, revived the practice of singing the song after many years. After the South Africa High Court ruled it was hate speech, the ANC appealed. Last October, the ANC and AfriForum, a lobby group that wanted the song banned from public performance, reached an out-of-court settlement.
Dr. Stanton concluded that Malemas revival of a song advocating murder moved South Africa from the fifth stage on his genocidal scale to stage six. When the South African judiciary ruled it to be unlawful hate speech, Genocide Watch put South Africa back at stage five. When President Zuma was caught on tape January 2012 singing, We are going to shoot them with the machine gun, they are going to run/You are a Boer, we are going to hit them, and you are going to run/shoot the Boer South Africa was raised to stage six once again.
Stage six is known as Preparation: Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. Members of victim groups are forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is expropriated. They are often segregated into ghettoes, deported into concentration camps, or confined to a famine-struck region and starved.
The sixth stage is followed by stage seven: Extermination.
In December, more than 200 protesters of the Afrikaner civil rights group AfriForum, which included families of murdered farmers and survivors of farm attacks, marched in the capital city of Pretoria. They were commemorating the second anniversary of the murders of farm caretaker Attie Potgieter and his family. Potgieter was stabbed and hacked 151 times with a knife, a fork, and a machete, while his wife and two-year-old daughter were forced to watch. They were then executed with shots to the head. If you kill a rhinoceros in South Africa, you get more time in jail then if you kill a person, said Susan Nortje, 26, Mrs. Potgieters younger sister. I dont think people understand. We must show people whats really happening.
The group is calling for attacks on South Africas mostly white farmers to be designated a crime of national priority. They delivered a memorandum to the countrys police minister, Nathi Mthethwa, urging him to give the murder of farmers the same level of urgency aimed at rhinoceros poachers and copper cable thieves. Mthethwa was not present at the time, but police spokesman Zweli Mnisi accused the protesters of grandstanding. They are only representing people based on their color, he contended. For us, racializing crime is problematic. You cant have a separate category that says, farmers are the special golden boys and girls. You end up saying the life of a white person is more important. You cannot do this, he added.
Yet according to Johan Burger, a senior researcher with the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies crime and justice program, white farmers concerns are legitimately special. He reveals that it is now twice as dangerous to be a farmer in South Africa than a police officer. The overall murder rate in the nation is 31.9 per 100,000 people, 30 times that of Great Britain. For police its 51 out of 100,000. For farmers, who are overwhelmingly white, the rate soars to 99 out 100,000. Burger rejects the notion that such a rate constitutes genocideeven as he concedes that many murderers take out their hatred for all those past wrongs, and show whos in control now.
Like so many societies where demonstrating whos in control becomes a necessity, disarming the population becomes a priority. In 2010, the ANC-led regime changed the Firearms Registration Act, demanding that all legal guns be re-registered by July 31, 2011. In the process of re-registration, more than half the applicants were turned down, and 90 percent were turned down again on appeal. Thus, white farm families were forced to relinquish their last line of defense against the tens of thousands of criminal gangs roaming the countrysidearmed with AK47s. and as Genocide Watch noted on its website last July one more step was taken as well. The government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers weapons, it reported. Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocidal killings.
There is also a movement, much like the one that occurred in Zimbabwe, to confiscate white farmers land. Julius Malema led the charge, saying all whites are criminals, and that his ANC Youth League members were going to take all the land back without compensation, unless farmers relinquish 80 percent of it. At a conference in 2011, Malema reiterated his plans, contending that the nations willing buyer, willing seller program, aimed at redistributing 30 percent of white-owned land to blacks within the first five years of the countrys democracy (a deadline later shifted to 2014, and then to 2025), wasnt working. You can never be diplomatic about willing-buyer, willing-seller. It has failed. You have not come with an alternative, said Mr. Malema at the time. We are giving you an alternative; we must take the land without payment.
That is a recipe for famine, as revealed by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. In 2009, he told Parliament that more than half of the farms purchased for black farmers, at a cost of $891 million in government outlays, had either failed or were declining.
Yet ANC president Zuma remains undeterred. The structure of the apartheid economy has remained largely intact, Mr. Zuma said, in a speech given June 26, 2012 to thousands of delegates at ANCs policy conference, held every five years, where the partys pre-presidential election platform is discussed. The ownership of the economy is still primarily in the hands of white males, as it has always been.
Embedded in that platform is the idea that making peace with white South Africans following the end of apartheid has hampered the transfer of wealth to black South Africans. Thus, a second transition, was proposed, which even the see-no-progressive-evil New York Times was forced to concede represents a sharp leftward shift for the A.N.C., which despite its roots has largely backed a free-market economy with minimal state intervention.
Stanton sees a bigger picture. In a speech in Pretoria, organized by the Transvaal Agricultural Union, Stanton claimed the ANC was demonizing white farmers, who have been in South Africa since the 1600s, by calling them settlers. A Genocide Watch reports reveals the strategy behind those efforts. High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as settlers and colonialists of a special type are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole, it stated. They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.
ANC President Jacob Zuma continues to fan the flames of racial division. Last December, he admonished black South Africans for being dog owners, saying that doing so amounts to copying white culture. Zumas office contended the message was aimed at the need to decolonize the African mind post-liberation.
It is a post-liberation effort that remains alarmingly on track to emulate all the other historically blood-soaked efforts by Marxists, who invariably need an enemy at whom to direct their anger. White African farmers are that enemy. Pieter Mulder, leader of political party FF Plus and South Africas deputy agriculture minister, who was focused on the excesses of Julius Malema a year and a half ago, nevertheless offered an inadvertently prescient statement about his countrys future. After noting that Malema and his ilk were attempting to take the country back to the period before 1994 when violence and even the possibility of a civil war was part of the South African debate he revealed why such forces remain seemingly unstoppable. We dont have a Mandela that stands up and says: This is wrong, he warned.
Apartheid had to go, period.
In retrospect, South Africa should had been divided into several different countries.
In retrospect, South Africa should had been divided into several different countries.
In only two sentences, you have correctly stated the South African situation. Bravo!
I know someone who grew up there and echoed same things. They are racist in regards to how they treat different black tribes with different skin color and characteristics. It is not juist racism against whites. The blacks are harder on each other over there than any treatment they received by whites.
“Like so many societies where demonstrating whos in control becomes a necessity, disarming the population becomes a priority. In 2010, the ANC-led regime changed the Firearms Registration Act, demanding that all legal guns be re-registered by July 31, 2011. In the process of re-registration, more than half the applicants were turned down, and 90 percent were turned down again on appeal.”
No comment necessary.
Who’d invest in a socialist black racist country like South Africa?
“Apartheid had to go, period.
In retrospect, South Africa should had been divided into several different countries. “
Why...because the libs deemed it so? I don’t listen to them, sorry.
I would put Apartheid up against ANY other sub-Saharan African country, by any measure, including freedom, and it would win. All the countries are tribal...the only bad thing about South Africa was that the wrong tribe was running the place.
***I guess the Dutch made the same mistake. Where did all those Kafas come from??!!!!***
The blacks were pushed out of their lands to the north by the impis of SHAKA, who demanded a 500 mile radius of empty land around his corral. Patrolled by impis, anyone caught in there were murdered.
“Apartheid had to go, period. In retrospect, South Africa should had been divided into several different countries.”
Actually, I agree breaking up the country would be preferable to what it is today, but I doubt that the world community was in any mood for that - where you’d have a wealthy white state surrounded by a destitute black state (or states). They (the world community) wanted blood back then, and that wouldn’t have satisfied them.
Ain't that Zuma?
Imagine the Reagans, the George H.W. Bushs playing nice-nice with the white leader of apartheid S.A.
The images are from a G20 summit and Mrs. Obama's visit to South Africa.
.. yep.. Obama and Zuma are buddies, America. :)
In a few years South Africa will be like Zimbabwe. Massive starvation and savage brutality.
Another liberal Democrat success story. How uplifting!
0bamanite have said that they want to replace the US Constitution with that of SA(Mandela’s Paradise)..the only mitigating factor is that the demographics here are inverse to SA’s. 0bama and his minions are as innumerate as they are intemperate!
I went to church with a couple from South Africa in the 80’s. They were both agriculture graduate students at New Mexico State University. They returned to South Africa after they graduated. I have often wondered what happened to them and if they are still alive.
The Whites there had no choice, except to move, Bob. We are seeing the same tendencies in our own country, so where would you have us go? All of us on FR, to one degree or another, fight these same policies but get no relief from our “leaders”, who have sold us out.
They MOVED there, not unlike the Irish Catholics who moved into N.I. because of the wealth created by Protestants. There is so much wrong with your posts, I hardly know where to begin.
Have you tried the usual social media, like Facebook and Myspace? It would be interesting to hear from them.
“The United States must speak out for the South African farmers. I have seen many horrific pictures of what they do to them. They are trying to kill of white people in a stealth way and they are getting away with it because no one ways anything about it.”
If you’re waiting for Obama to speak out on behalf of white people, you might just as well spit directly into the wind.
“The United States must speak out for the South African farmers.”
Do you really think the “United States” is going to speak out with the guy we have in the White House right now?
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