Monday, March 29, 2010

More White Farmers Have Been Killed In South Africa Than U.S./NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

From the Times of London:
A man walks through a field of crosses erected near Pretoria, South Africa, to honour mostly white farmers who have died in farm attacks over past decade.

White Farmers 'Being Wiped Out' -- Times Online

Over 3,000 have been killed since 1994. Now the ANC is accused of fanning the hate.

THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, they drew their old .38 revolvers.

Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, 57, slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room.

As the intruders broke in, the farmer woke. He rushed to stop them, only to be shot twice in the chest.

In his death throes he would have seen his killers and then his children standing over him, screaming and crying.

The resurrection of Dubula Ibhunu, defended by senior ANC officials as little more then a sentimental old struggle song, has been greeted with alarm by Tom Stokes, of the opposition Democratic Alliance. He said the ANC’s continued association with the call to kill Boers could not be justified.

“Any argument by the ANC that this song is merely a preservation of struggle literature rings hollow in the face of farming families who have lost wives, mothers and grandmothers,” he added.

He was supported by Anton Alberts of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party: “Malema’s comments are creating an atmosphere that is conducive to those who want to commit murder. He’s an accessory to the wiping out of farmers in South Africa.”

Rossouw Cillier, Pieter’s brother, bristled as he pointed to the bullet holes in the panelled kitchen of the farmhouse near Ceres in the Western Cape. “They shot him through the fridge from the back door — the bullets came straight through here, into his heart. He never had a chance,” he said.

A successful apple and pear grower, he believes his community is living on borrowed time: “More white farmers have been killed than British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes, we are at war here.”

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From Wikipedia:

The African National Congress (ANC) has been South Africa's governing party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a "disciplined force of the left".[2] Members founded the organization as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje are among its founding members. The organization became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) in 1961.

It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. It gained support in the 1999 elections, and further increased its majority in 2004, with 69.7% of the votes. In 2009 its share of the vote reduced slightly, but it remained the dominant party with 65.9% of the votes.

Is this really "post-Apartheid"?

Or, are parts of South Africa still under a new Apartheid pointed in the opposite direction?


Reliapundit said...


Ron Russell said...

You hear absolutely nothing about this in the MSM. I suspected as much and this just confirmed by concerns. Black Nationalism via the African National Congress is alive and well and will eventually drive whites out of that country and lead to economic collapse. The whites there don't deserve this but the blacks who are bring on this violence will get what they deserve---a step back in time to the bush! Linking to this post at "Revolution" and "The Tipping Point".

Ron Russell said...

Thanks for this story and the link to the original. I will be posting the entire link article tomorrow on TOTUS. People just don't know whats happening in South Africa and think Nelson Mandella is the greatest thing since Christ---we know better.

Unknown said...

Brilliant and factually correct post - am re-posting links - thank you!

Unknown said...

This is a sad story; however, I can't help to think of the conflict of race in this article. This has been happening to blacks in that country and beyond for years but now it is happening to whites. Unfortunately, the pandora box is now opened and the principle of reaping and sowing is now in effect.