Category: South Africa/Zimbabwe
Young white South Africans are taking part in secret military training exercises on farms across the country, as part of an effort to defend themselves against “crime and bloodshed”.
Despite the introduction of a power-sharing government two years ago, state-backed farm seizures have continued.
The victims of the murders were Attie Potgieter, 40, his wife Wilna, 36, and their 3-year-old daughter Willemien. It was suspected that little Willemien was shot so that she wouldn’t be able to identify her parents’ killers.
Willemien’s body was found with a little pink ribbon still tied in her hair.
Bloemfontein – Six people were arrested and were being questioned over the brutal murder of a Lindley family on Thursday, Free State police said.
Hundreds of South African farmers could take up the offer of buying freehold land in Georgia. The former Soviet republic is offering 88 thousand hectares of cheap land to skilled South African farmers in a bid to boost its economy.
A 78-year-old man was cruelly murdered and his 72-year-old wife tied up and assaulted in their house on a farm in the Philipstown district over the weekend.
A white farmer has accused the South African government of genocide in a petition submitted to the United Nations.
Do we hear any Western governments speaking out against the rape, murder, beatings and starvation that is a daily threat to the Afrikaner people? Of course we don’t as to speak out against such things would be to admit that, once again, the dream of a utopian rainbow nation has fallen apart.
South Africa’s 3-million Afrikaners are in increasingly desperate straits, with nearly one-third now living in dismal squatter camps where they are denied government benefits, government food-aid and medical care – and by law, are also denied access the job market
Everyone is so proud of South Africa, how a supposedly derelict African nation is able to organise such a grand-scale sporting event. Unlike many others, I still read my daily newspaper to inform myself. I read columns about the aftermath of Apartheid still having an adverse affect upon the Black population and all that nonsense. What I don’t read about however is the plight and discrimination that especially the Afrikaans-speaking part of the population is suffering.
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.
In a rundown squatter camp just outside Pretoria, Casandra Nell, an Afrikaner, is in no doubt who she wants to be South Africa’s next President. “Zuma, Zuma, Zuma,” she repeats with a toothless grin accompanied by a little jig.
It is a remarkable testimony to the political charm of Jacob Zuma, who will be inaugurated today as the fourth black President of South Africa, that even the country’s growing band of poor whites — the greatest losers since the end of apartheid — pin their hopes of a better life on a Zulu goatherd turned liberation struggle commander, whose election rally song, Umshini Wam, translates as “Bring me my machinegun”.