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Sunday, 30 May 2010
Stop Boer Genocide protest, UK parliament.
Boers demonstrate against ethnic-cleansing targeting them in South Africa.
Westminster, United Kingdom -- On Saturday morning, 8 May 2010, around 20 Afrikaners, referring to themselves as “Boere” [ because that was what the Boer population segment was historically called before the term Afrikaner was imposed onto ALL White & other Afrikaans speakers ], conducted a “silent protest” in Parliament Square against what is known in South Africa as “Plaasmoorde” – Farm Murders.
With their mouths taped up and without chanting any of the slogans on their placards ranging from “More than 3,000 farmers murdered since 1994” and “Families butchered everyday” to “No farmers, no food” and “Boer genocide = African famine” they symbolized the silence of the world press when it comes to the reporting of these genocidal killings.
Apart from two high profile murders which had enticed a couple of media reports for a week or two, these often very gruesome murders have gone largely unnoticed.
Man holding Orange Free State Vierkleur flag.
When asked what the aim of the protest was, the organizer of the event, Wynand Krüger, said: “ Whilst we acknowledge that South Africa’s rampant crime leaves every citizen and tourist very vulnerable, we wanted to emphasize the ethnic nature of what we consider to be targeted attacks in order to scare and intimidate white farmers off their land.
“Do you realize that Genocide Watch recently raised South Africa’s threat level to Stage 5 out of the 8 possible stages of Genocide [ Genocide Watch raised the threat level to Stage 5 in 2002 & has recently stated that it is considering raising it to level six due to recent developments ], referring to Boers and refugees as the potential victims? That is why we also chose to display Boer flags here today; we consider “plaasmoorde” to constitute a process of ethnic cleansing that echoes the concentration camps of the Anglo Boer War.
* “No-one believed it then and no-one is believing it now. Our people need, and would be very thankful for, another Emily Hobhouse, hence the protest here in Parliament Square.”
ANC-government ‘racially-prejudiced against ethnic minorities’
One protester also commented that the ANC-dominated government’s failure to adequately address farm murders, as well as its racially prejudiced policies towards ethnic minorities since Nelson Mandela stepped down, left her feeling marginalized and unable to identify with the new South Africa, its flag and the idea of a Rainbow Nation any longer. “The ANC preaches one thing, but practices another”, she said.
Another protester wanted to know why Mr Mandela was so quiet on the farm murder issue, especially since the ANC defended Julius Malema’s singing of the genocidal hate-speech song “Kill the Boer”.
* “Mr Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, where is he now? Last year he shared a stage with now president Zuma, thereby endorsing Zuma and the ANC during the previous election.”
Bean Earle, chairman of the Jack Hindon Scouts in the UK, said: “the frightening statistics of more than 3,360 farmers being murdered in more than 10,000 attacks since 1994, the ANC’s failure to discipline Julius Malema for his hate speech and calling for Zimbabwe-style land grabs, the fact that South Africa can now be mentioned in the same breath as Zimbabwe and Iraq (both listed as at stage 5 by Genocide Watch) when potential genocide is discussed, as well as the knock-on effect of these factors on dramatic drop in the food production in Sub-Saharan Africa, all send a multitude of shivers up one’s spine. It is therefore unsurprising that there are serious doubts about the prospects for a peaceful future in South Africa. “
Despite the protest in Parliament Square being a silent one, those present hoped that the message got across loud and clear, he said. jackhindonscouts.blogspot.com
This type of protest is essential in trying to get the truth out about this genocidal situation.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
I do not agree with all the statements – hate and racism are definitely significant factors driving violent crime in South Africa. You only have to look at the violent nature of farm murders to realise that.
The facts are available for those interested in the truth.
Having said that, I take my hat off to Australian Channel 7 for broadcasting this.
Friday, 14 May 2010
From News24: Pretoria - The ANC's decision to drop three of the four disciplinary charges against youth leader Julius Malema has been sharply criticised by opposition parties and other bodies.
While most were pleased that Malema had been found guilty over a public attack on President Jacob Zuma, all decried the dropping of three other charges against him.
The outcome was "deplorable" and "sacrificed" democratic principles, said the critics.
"The ANC has made it clear that democratic principles such as freedom of expression, the rule of law and democracy count for nothing when compared to deference and obsequiousness, on which the ruling party clearly places a far greater emphasis," the Democratic Alliance's Khume Ramulifho said in a statement.
Malema was hauled before the ANC disciplinary hearing last week for publicly supporting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, calling a BBC journalist a "bastard" and a "bloody agent", and singing "shoot the boer" after it was banned by a high court.
The altar of egotism
These charges were withdrawn during Tuesday's proceedings after a plea bargain was reached with Malema's representative, Mathews Phosa. Malema was, however, found guilty on the charge relating to his public attack on Zuma. He had pleaded guilty to all four charges.
He attacked Zuma for rebuking him in public and compared him to his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki while addressing the media on April 11. Ramulifho said this "superficial remark went straight to the president's ego" and "sacrificed democratic principle on the altar of egotism".
AfriForum leader Ernst Roets said the withdrawal of the charge regarding singing dubula ibhunu (shoot the boer) was cause for concern.
"It's an indication of the ANC's nonchalant attitude towards the independence of the judiciary and their support for the song."
The Young Independent Democrats cried foul over the youth league leader's "real crimes" going unpunished. It called the ANC's disciplinary process a dishonest attempt to portray itself as an ethical party.
"The ANC has shown that it does not care about Malema's real crimes and that insulting Jacob Zuma is far worse than stealing millions of rands from poor South Africans through tax evasion," its leader Xanthea Limberg said.
Meanwhile the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) said dropping the charge of making abusive and defamatory statements to a journalist condoned Malema's actions.
"Sanef believes that Malema's attack on the BBC journalist and expulsion from the (news) conference was an attack on media freedom and amounts to censorship and unacceptable conduct towards the media.
"For the disciplinary committee to fail to make the slightest critical comment about Malema's treatment of the journalist indicates that the ANC not only condones, but associates itself with Malema's behaviour," the forum said in a statement.
The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) said a further charge of "falsifying" the history of the 1960 Sharpeville/Langa day massacre should have been added.
"The events were led by the PAC and the youth leader claims that they were hijacked by our movement," the party said.
The IFP-aligned SA Democratic Student Movement said it was wrong to think that sanity would prevail in the ANC.
"The sentence is very disappointing and as students we are concerned because time and time again Malema uses university platforms to relieve himself of his verbal diarrhoea," spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said.
Malema has been ordered to attend anger-management classes, make a public apology to the ANC president, the ANC and the public in general and pay a fine of R10 000 to a youth development project.
He was also ordered to attend the party's political school for 20 days.
Civil rights organisation AfriForum said the outcome of Malema's disciplinary hearing confirmed the need for an equality court case against him.