Skip to comments.Killings of white farmers highlight toxic apartheid legacy in South Africa
Posted on 12/01/2012 11:41:11 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
ERMELO, South Africa -- In a country cursed by one of the world's highest murder rates, being a white farmer makes a violent death an even higher risk.
Whether attacks have been motivated by race or robbery, a rising death rate from rural homicides is drawing attention to the lack of change on South Africa's farms nearly two decades after the end of apartheid -- and to the tensions burgeoning over enduring racial inequality.
Some of South Africa's predominantly white commercial farmers go as far as to brand the farm killings a genocide.
'Potentially explosive' issue On the other side of the divide, populists are seizing on the discontent among the black majority to demand a forced redistribution of white-owned farms along the lines of neighboring Zimbabwe.
"The issue is potentially explosive," said Lechesa Tsenoli, deputy minister for land reform, arguing that South Africa's future depends on ending inequality on the farms.
The economic change promised by Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) when white-minority rule ended in 1994 has been even slower in the countryside than in cities and mines, where at least small elites of black South Africans have prospered.
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Africa wins again.
Sounds like this article is a Promo for Black Racism...and not just in South Africa
Only a fool, moron, or White Guilt Liberal thinks that Black Racism does not exist
Well good thing Obamao is all about racial harmony here in the USA.
Sounds like Rooters blames the victims
“Freeeeeee Nelson Mandela.........Freeeeeeee Nelson Mandela.”
It would take more time, than I have right now, to explain even a small part of what is wrong with this article. I will try to post something, if the thread is still active on Monday.
I was surprised to see this in Reuters. Mostly the Western Media and UN ignore the farm killings in South Africa.
Thanks for posting. These killings are an utter and completely outrage.
News of the racist farm killings needs to go viral and stay viral until something is done to stop this slaughter and protect white South Africans.
We are asked to “care” about all kinds of injustice around the world — in Darfur, Nepal, etc. — but not what is happening to the whites in South Africa.
I am looking forward to reading your comments.
I think it is time for whites and Indians to leave South Africa for good.
Remember Cathy Buckle?
Stupid white folks.
Black Racism is Evil. Marxist Black Liberation Theology is truly evil.
There are many countries who could use their talents, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and of course, the United States of America!
I recall attending a concert in the early 80s in Concord Ca which was to feature Belafonte. I wanted to hear soothing colypso music. Instead, at the beginning, one of the musicians appeared on stage and said the normal concert would not go on, rather, in sympathy to their brothers in South Africa they would have traditional african music. She then began “when the White Man came to my country”...which I interrupted by shouting you don’t look that old and exactly what country are you talking about? Anyway, the show, with my continued rants, continued. My GF wished us to leave but I refused to go as I knew I was not getting a refund so I may as well express my displeasure. The upshot was the only affect was to elevate my BP. I regret now not having rushed the stage.
“arguing that South Africa’s future depends on ending inequality on the farms.”
I’ll bet there is a translation needed for that sentence.
Anyone with a brain is well aware of the unintended consequences of too early end to the perceived white domination in South Africa.
Regime change has consequences, and to allow world opinion to force actions that will bring nothing but disaster, is not in the best interest of any country.
The long nose of world opinion is still on the march and there is plenty of proof in the middle east.
Wiating for Rock musicians to band together and record a protest song.....no? Ah, okay. Didn’t think so.
At that time the better known Nilotic tribes like the Shone and Zulu were still cutting up various other Africans many hundreds of miles to the North.
The indigenous peoples are the now almost unknown Sen and various others who engaged in hearding cattle with long horns.
The Portuguese had encountered both back in the 1400s when they began sailing around the Horn to the Indian Ocean.
There really wasn't a whole lot of change in the ethnic picture until the Zulu and their enemies brought their concepts to the area, and then it was extermination after extermination.
Most writers like to skip over that part ~ which is a shame. The current level of violence is nothing compared to what this crowd believes to be the correct point of view.
Because murdering them is just not enough!