The legacy of Nelson Mandela is in grave danger in South Africa. South Africa´s murder rate - and particularly the white murder rate - has increased dramatically. It is now one of the highest in the world.
"Virtually every week the press here report the murders of white farmers, though you will not hear much about it in the media outside South Africa", the BBC:s John Simpson reported already in 2013. And nothing seems to have changed since then, except that there are now even more murders ...
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About 50 people on average are murdered in South Africa per day, of which at least 20 of them are whites(95+ % black on white murder rate). Please take into consideration that white people make up only 9% (4 500 000) of the demographics in South Africa and therefore the white murder rate in South Africa is quite significant. The government is obviously turning a blind eye on these statistics as no action plan has yet been establishes to reduce the white murder numbers. In fact, some political leaders encourages black South Africans to go out and kill whites. (President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, sings a song about killing whites.
South Africa's murder rate has increased for the third year running, with opposition groups saying the figures mirror "a country at war".
The murder rate jumped 4.6 per cent with 17,805 murders committed between April 2014 and March 2015, an increase of 782 deaths from the year before. Almost 49 people were killed every day in a country of 52 million people.
Armed robberies, burglaries and carjackings also increased. Instances of truck hijacking had the biggest leap with a 29 per cent increase on the previous year.
Police pointed to a decline in rape and assault as a positive sign but analysts said it indicated another problem: that South Africans were failing to report crime because of a loss of trust in the police.
The New Zealand Herald
Virtually every week the press here report the murders of white farmers, though you will not hear much about it in the media outside South Africa.
In South Africa you are twice as likely to be murdered if you are a white farmer than if you are a police officer - and the police here have a particularly dangerous life. The killings of farmers are often particularly brutal.
John Simpson, BBC
Afrikaner farm owners are being murdered at a rate four times the murder rate of other South Africans, including Black farm owners. Their families are also subjected to extremely high crime rates, including murder, rape, mutilation and torture of the victims. South African police fail to investigate or solve many of these murders, which are carried out by organized gangs, often armed with weapons that police have previously confiscated. The racial character of the killing is covered up by a SA government order prohibiting police from reporting murders by race. Instead the crisis is denied and the murders are dismissed as ordinary crime, ignoring the frequent mutilation of the victims’ bodies, a sure sign that these are hate crimes.
However, independent researchers have compiled accurate statistics demonstrating convincingly that murders among White farm owners occur at a rate of 97 per 100,000 per year, compared to 31 per 100,000 per year in the entire South African population, making the murder rate of White SA farmers one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Incitement to genocide is a crime under the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to which South Africa is a state-party.
The ANC government has promoted hate speech that constitutes “incitement to genocide.” The President of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, revived the "Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer" hate song at ANC rallies, until it was declared to be hate speech by a South African judge, and Malema was enjoined from singing it. For other reasons, Malema was later removed as ANCYL President. His followers continue to sing the hate song, and the Deputy President of the ANCYL has called for “war,” against “white settlers.”
After the judge’s injunction to halt singing of the hate song, even the President of South Africa, ANC leader Jacob Zuma, himself, began to sing the “Shoot the Boer” song. Since Zuma began to sing the hate song on 12 January 2012, murders of White farmers increased every month through April 2012, the last month for which there are confirmed figures.
There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against White farmers and their families. There is direct evidence of SA government incitement to genocide.