US genocide expert in SA over violence

Top genocide expert Prof Gregory Stanton visits South Africa to investigate violence against minorities: press conference at TLU-headquarters Pretoria July 26 2012 10am

Farm attacks – invariably carried out by black, armed male gangs – are seven times higher in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. However, while the international focus has primarily been on the murders of white farmers, there has in the past few years also been  a dramatic increase in the number of violent attacks by armed, organised black male-gangs against specifically Afrikaner ‘whites’ and also against black foreign Africans and Asians in towns, villages and cities countrywide.

The Eight Stages of Genocide: Greg Stanton:  Above: On July 23 2012 it was announced that one of the world’s foremost experts on genocide, Prof Gregory Stanton, research professor in Genocide Studies & Prevention, school for conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in the USA was visiting South Africa as a guest of the F W de Klerk Foundation. He was scheduled to speak with farmers of the Agri-SA and Transvaal Agricultural Union and speak to many other experts. Stanton is to discuss his concerns about the violence in SA at a press conference scheduled for July 26 2012 (10am) at the Silverton, Pretoria headquarters of the TLU .

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Human Rights violations against Afrikaners increasingly under the spotlight: PRAAG

Dr Dan Roodt, founder of PEN-Pretoria and of the pro-Afrikaans Action Group, writes today that human rights violations against Afrikaners are increasingly under the spotlight. He noted that the Commonwealth Human Rights Unit has also started to monitor the issue and an American expert on genocide, Dr. Gregory Stanton, has arrived in South Africa. Speaking on the nation-wide radio station RadioSonderGrense yesterday morning, Roodt said  there were “systemic human rights violations being committed against Afrikaners under the ANC government”. PRAAG has laid a charge at the Commonwealth against South Africa for what it calls “the systemic violation of human rights” suffered by Afrikaners and white South Africans generally. He also referred to previous complaints laid by PRAAG at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva and the South African Human Rights Commission.

SA Human Rights Commission only interested in white-on-black racism:

He criticised the South African Human Rights Commission for its ‘seeming reluctance to investigate any human rights abuses against people of European descent: “On my last visit to the SA Human Rights Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, I got the distinct impression that they were only concerned about white-on-black racism, ” said Dr. Dan Roodt. “The commissioner, a black woman, displayed a book on her desk entitled ‘White Power: The Rise and Fall of the National Party’ by feminist Marxist author Christi van der Westhuizen. She told me that I was mentioned in the book (even though I never had anything to do with the National Party) and that therefore she “could not listen to my complaint about human rights violations against Afrikaners: Roodt asked: “how is one to take the SAHRC seriously? Nevertheless, for the record,we will also renew our appeal to the SAHRC to intervene in the rapes, murders and massacres of so many white and Afrikaner families under ANC rule.”

  • PRAAG also found that until now the Commonwealth and the NGO Genocide Watch had been the only two international organisations that have responded to the human rights crisis in South Africa. http://praag.org/?p=819

Genocide Watch warns against Zuma’s use of  Kill the Boer Kill the Farmer song

Stanton has been monitoring the situation in SA for the past 10 years. On July 12 2012,  his organisation Genocide Watch warned that the re-kindling of  the ANC’s revolutionary song ‘Kill the Farmer, Shoot the Boer’, illustrates the long-term impact that such de-humanizing language can have. He warned that the ANC youth league’s revival of the song ‘not only strikes fear into the hearts of Boer farmers but has actually been sung during attacks on white farmers: ‘it is an incitement to murder white Afrikaner farmers’. He noted that ‘over 3,000 white farmers have been murdered since 1994. “The South African police have not made investigation and prosecution of these farm murders a priority, dismissing them as crimes by common criminals: the government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers’ weapons.’ He warns: “disarmanent of a targeted group is one of the surest early-warning signs of futute genocidal killings.’  He warned that a recent outbreak of violent farm invasions has led to casualties among white South Africans: the farm invasions are direct results of calls by Julius Malema and his deputy Ronald Lamola for  whites to give up their land without compensation or face violence by ‘angry black youths ‘flooding their farms’.

Above: Stanton also noticed that while Malema was removed as president of the ANC youth league, SA president Zuma himself sang ‘Shoot the Boer’ at the ANC centenary celebration event in January 2012: ‘he claimed that its use at the ANC centenary was not intended as hate speech but rather to commemorate the struggle against apartheid.’ Stanton warned: “Despite Zuma’s proclaimed intent, his singong of the song may be contributing to an increasingly hostile environment that threatens the safety of white South Africans. The number of murders of Boer farmers has increased each month in 2012.’ (below)

GENOCIDE WATCH JULY 12 2012  ANC RACIST HATE SPEECH POLARISED COUNTRY                                     http://www.genocidewatch.org/southafrica.html Genocide Watch

Violence soared since June 1 2012 against whites, against gay people of all races;  and against black/asian foreigners:

Indeed —  logs maintained by independent criminologists inside South Africa indicate growing race-related violence against minorities as well as an increase in the number of hate-crimes by SA government officials since June 1 2012 there were 187 violent attacks involving racial-hatespeech incidents logged since June 1 2012 up to July 23 2012 in South Africa: Farmitracker. Thirty-seven of these 187 incidents were ‘xenophobic’ in nature: black South Africans attacking Black and Asian foreigners many of whom are asylum-seekers in SA. Of these 187 logged attacks, a full 150 were attacks by organised armed-black male-groups targetting ‘whites.’ Fewer attackers were carried out against ‘white farmers’ than against “white” urban families and white individuals: all the attackers in these recorded incidents were black males, and  97% of their victims were Afrikaans-speaking whites:  Farmitracker

Official violence and hatespeech pitting ANC-government officials against civilians:

Of particular note is the high number  of incidents of ‘official’ violence by government officials and policing-forces against ‘ whites ’ in South Africa. The policing-watchdog also issued a worrying study showing that some 81% of all the cases lodged against police-officers were dropped as ‘unfounded’ last year. The latest arrest of a police-official illustrates the problem: a black police officer,  constable Melusi Muzikayise Manyisa 31, was charged for  actively inciting  recent xenophobic riots in Barberton on June 78 2012. His case starts August 6. He was granted a very low amount of bail: R1,000 and is back at work. Yet amongst the charges against him were accusations that he was intimidating witnesses to the event into not testifying against him. Manyisa and another local man  Alfred Mkhabela (32) were charged with public violence, arson and intimidation of witnesses after foreign-owned shops belonging to Somali refugees were torched. Also torched were a satellite-police station and Barberton municipal offices. The case was postponed to 6 August in Barberton magistrate’s court.

http://www.neo-genocide.com/farmitracker/reports/view/9

Excessive displays of authority by ANC-government officials:

There have also been a growing number incidents of ANC-government officials targetting ‘whites’ in excessive displays of authority, accompanied by a great deal of verbal and physical violence. The latest such incident targetted a 38-year-old unarmed  Afrikaner man, Gert van der Merwe, who was attacked while waiting to pay inside his car at a toll-gate — by two body-guards of a Mpumalanga provincial minister. The Afrikaner hadto flee from his car to a nearby police station, pursued by two  armed body-guards of the ANC-official: 

http://www.neo-genocide.com/farmitracker/reports/view/190.

(Below:  photographs from the security-cameras at the toll-gates showed that Mr Van der Merwe running for his life from two black males (below).

VAN DER MERWE GERT UPPER RIGHT RUNNING TO POLICE STATION WHILE CHASED BY BODY GUARDS OF SIPHOSEZWE MASANGO July 202012 Above: The unarmed Afrikaner Gert van der Merwe ran for his life towards the Kaapmuiden police-station (upper right) –  pursued by two armed body guards of Mpumalanga housing MEC Sophosezwe Masango.  Incidents involving official sonamed ‘ blue light brigades’ amongst many others were: A bodyguard for KwaZulu-Natal’s former Social Development MEC Meshack Radebe was found guilty of illegally discharging his firearm and his colleague was found guilty of negligent driving in July 2012; The bodyguard had shot out the tyre of a Mazda near Camperdown, resulting in the driver losing control and colliding head-on with a bakkie. Eight people were injured in the accident in 2008.

Afrikaans pupil Thomas Ferreira left permamently disabled: FERREIRA THOMAS MEC WAS INSIDE OFFICIAL BMW THAT KNOCKED THE YOUNGSTER DOWN

Above: the driver of former Gauteng local government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi‘s VIP vehicle knocked Afrikaner teenager of the West Rand, er Thomas Ferreira off his motorbike. The November 2011 accident left Ferreira comatose, brain-damaged and in need of long-term rehabilitation. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Probe-MEC-blue-light-assault-DA-20120723 Pictures of accident scene by witness Niel Muller — who sent them for publication to the Afrikaans news mediai– nclude one of the driver getting from his official BMW – licence Nr BB-25-YH-GP – to inspect the damage: witnesses Peet and Lizanne van Wyk said ‘the driver ignored the child he’d just knocked down,’ and just inspected the damage to the car…’

 http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011/11/afrikaans-pupil-comatose-run-down-by.html

http://afrikaans.news24.com/Multimedia/Suid-Afrika/Bloulig-ongeluk-20120125

Mob-violence by organised black-male militia gangs against Afrikaners and foreign Africans, foreign Asians:

The latest incidents of organised mob-violence against Afrikaners occurred in Kuruman in the northern Cape (pop: less than 10,000 people of whom some 4,200 are Afrikaans-speaking people of Khoi-San descent (described as ‘coloured’ by the ANC-regime); about 3,500 are Afrikaner whites, and less than 2,000 were Tswana-speaking blacks whose homeland is the independent country of Botswana to the north.  On July 23 2012,long-time Afrikaner residents living in the CBD of this normally so quiet agricultural town were attacked in their cars and homes by a large black male mob armed with knobkieries (traditional fighting sticks), stones and large cattle-whips. Residents such as Donovan and Lily Fourie warned on social-media networks on July 23 2012 (below) for the Afrikaners to lock themselves inside their homes while the violent mob raged through town. The SAPS were also attacked and a police-van was damaged. Thus far, the SAPS is able to stop the two-month-long riots by this well-organised black-racist mob with teargas and arrests. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boere-Krisis-Aksie-BKA/116298045063416?ref=ts

KURUMAN LARGE MOB OF BLACK MALES ATTACK WHITE MOTORISTS POLICE VAN KNOBKIERIES STONES JULY232012 For a town of such a small size, there has been a high level of violence in Kuruman and nearby towns for the past two months – ranging from a vicious homophobic murder, murders of business-people whose shops were torched – and a torture-attack against elderly farmer Joseph van Heerden on June 23 2012. All this violence in this sparsely-populated semi-desert region was sparked by black male militia-style gangs. The children in nearby Olifantsfontein have not had any school for two months. 

Kuruman violence and death June 2012                                      http://www.neo-genocidecom/farmitracker/reports/view/39 Farmitracker

How do Afrikaners cope with this violence from day to day?

July 2012 – A South African farmer named Hendri has been making YouTube clips on his farm to explain his daily life —  and the way he deals with the senselessly violent attacks which white farmers have to deal with on a daily basis. As these clips below show, his security is upmost in this farmer’s mind. He’s alert, aware, listens to every unusual noise, stays in touch with and is a very active member of the local farm-security unit.

There’s no other peaceful country in the world where farmers have to produce food for their nation under such strenuous and dangerous circumstances.

The murder rate for SA farmers is 313 per 100 000 per year according to a statement in July 2007 by Freedom Front spokesman Pieter Groenewald  – about eight times higher than the reported national average murder rate. South African farmers are actually working under the most dangerous conditions in the world. How do they cope? Hendri explains:

Farm attacks in SA are also 7 times higher than any other country in the world. Since 1994 considerably more than 3100 farmers were killed. White Afrikans-speaking people are in most cases the victims – there is, however, a misperception that whites are the only victims: but many farm workers also get killed in these attacks.

From the now far less than 35,000 commercial farms operating in South Africa, the latest available statistic up to April 2011 was that 3,158 farmers have been murdered since 2004:  Their names and details Commercial farming in South African contributes 2.6% of the country’s total GDP (R113.4-billion) and employees are comprised of around 10% of the total work force in South Africa of 1.76m people).  http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.nl/2011/04/rural-murders.html

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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