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SA FARMER PETITIONS UNITED NATIONS OVER GENOCIDE OF THE AFRIKANERS
By Jenni O'Grady - JOHANNESBURG Aug 24 Sapa - An unnamed farmer lodged a complaint to the United Nations asking the international body to stop the genocide of whites in South Africa. In a petition submitted to the UN, a farmer, who wants to remain anonymous, has accused the ANC-led government of committing genocide against the Afrikaner Boer.
"The second act of genocide committed against the Afrikaner Boer nation is by the ruling ANC government in South Africa," read the preamble to the petition, which was posted on the website www.stopafrikanervolksmoord.co.za on Tuesday.
"No doubt that the perpetrators of the crime against humanity of apartheid, have become the victims of those people whom they oppressed during the years of apartheid. This petition acknowledges the crime of apartheid," it read.
It was submitted to the office of the UN special adviser on theprevention of genocide, ssistant secretary-general Francis Deng on Wednesday, according to lawyer Fanie van der Walt.
He said he was acting on behalf of the farmer, who had relocated for his own safety. The petition asked that the UN Security Council and General Assembly "allow the study of the possibility of the ANC government using criminal gangs (including foreigners and particularly Zimbabweans and Mozambique citizens) as well as through the clandestine use of the South African National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the utilisation of the [Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK)] veteran soldiers and the South African Police Services, to execute these farmer murders and attacks".
The farmer also wants United States president Barack Obama to intervene. He claimed that the number of commercial farmers in South Africa dropped from 90,000 to 40,000 between 1994 and 2010 and that 36,500 Afrikaner farmers had been murdered.
- He said the first act of genocide against the Afrikaner was during the second Anglo Boer War, when British forces burnt down Afrikaners' farms and put their women and children into concentration camps.
"This Afrikaner genocide, now in commission and committed against the Afrikaner nation is undoubtedly the result of the apartheid past and the result of the racial and ethnic hatred of whites by black South Africans." According to his analysis, "the ANC started their highly effective clandestine policy of genocide and crimes against humanity through the deliberate implementation and very effective utilisation of extremely high rates of extreme violent crime against white Afrikaner farmers during 1986 whilst still in exile". When the ANC took power in government in 1994, these attacks were "escalated through deliberate state inaction, state neglect and refusal to act against crime". Gun laws, which he said made it difficult to own a firearm, had "greatly contributed" to the rapid increase of crimes committed against the Afrikaner. It is all an extension of the ANC's armed struggle and its goal was to "remove the white minority from South Africa".
Men were especially being targeted.The ANC's "very effective arsenal of genocidal weapons"included:
- incitement by high-ranking government officials through speeches; (hate-speech)
inaction against crime;
underutilisation of security forces;
draconian gun laws;
removal of the rural commando system;
the threat of the nationalisation of land;
a proposed media tribunal;
using former MK soldiers to take the fight to the white community;
the disuse of the police force; and affirmative action.
The UN defines genocide as:
- "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical,racial or religious group, as such:killing members of the group;
- causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and]
- forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
Factors behind it could include conflicts over land, power,security and expressions of group identity such as language,religion and culture; patterns of discrimination, overt justification for discriminatory practices; a history of genocide or human rights violations against a particular group; denial by the perpetrators; references to past human rights violations committed against a possible perpetrator group as justification.
The farmer wrote that a team led by President Jacob Zuma and ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, described as the "Jacob Zuma-Malema team", supported by the SA Communist Party, had the potential to destroy the economy within months if there was no international intervention. He asked, among other things, that Deng investigate his claims of rape and torture, raise international awareness of them, and commission a study of crime in South Africa. Comment was not immediately available from the UN's New York office, because of time zone differences. An ANC spokesman said the claim was ‘ludicrous’.
- for details of this ongoing genocide, visit each individual page on: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/08/sa-farmer-petitions-un-over-genocide-of.html
Summary: Theo de Jager, 43, murdered at Rietfontein smallholdings; 29-year-old Afrikaner security guard shot dead in Pelindaba; white construction company director shot dead in Bloemfontein; young son of EP rugby union boss crushed by collapsing wall at Uitenhage game; Jan Pickard junior robbed at luxury Constantia home; ANC-cabinet fails to budget for SADF border-patrols; three SADF peacekeepers on drunken-lout hearing in Congo; ANC should get a proper land-ownership database register before deciding the private land-rights issue;
Aug 23 2010 – PRETORIA. 29-year-old security guard Arrie Nel of Rens Security was shot dead in cold blood at the door of a petrol-station near Pelindaba, Pretoria, writes Hilda Fourie of Beeld newspaper. The young Afrikaner man was the father of a two-month-old baby. The entire attack at 9am was filmed by closed-circuit TV. Owner Chrissie Blackaller (left) on Saturday helped clean up the blood in front of the shop door. Pic: Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Beeld.Owner Ms Chrissie Blackaller says the murder brought back horrible memories for her: her son Walter, 23, was shot dead in December 2005 during an armed robbery, in front of his wife Yvonne and sister Jeanine. Mr Nel was shot at least three times in the head by gang-members who had been loitering inside and just outside the garage shop - apparently waiting for the Rense Security van to arrive. Shop manager Ms Hester Buys said she was busy in the office when she heard four shots being fired. She ran out and found Nel lying at the door next to the Rense security van. She fetched towels ‘to block up the holes where he was shot,’ she said. Nel apparently cried loudly, screaming: “Die bliksems”. (Those thugs). “It sounded like a loud scream similar to one you’d utter when you are in pain,’ said Ms Buys. The paramedics who arrived shortly thereafter, struggled in vain to save his life. “What can a person do. They come and shoot you dead at your job. We don’t deserve this. We saw Arrie every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sometimes also on a Saturday,’ she said. His colleagues showed up at the service-station on Saturday to help clean away the blood. Rens-security owner Christo van Rensburg has issued a reward of R50,000 for any information which will lead to the arrest of Nel’s murderer. Warrant officer Wanda Olivier of the SAPS told Beeld they are only investigating a ‘case of robbery with extinuating circumstances.’ (not murder). Also read report http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=31000&HeadingText=CrimeAlert+230810+rens#daihatsu http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Wag-by-vulstasie-geskiet-20100823
Monday 23 August 2010 By Cynthia Dreyer Madibeng Pulse - After an absence for some time, violent crimes are increasing in the Hartbeespoort area. In a shocking incidence this morning a young security guard was shot by a lone robber at the small business centre in Flora Park at the foot of Saartjiesnek.
The latest incident at around 09:15 this morning resulted in the death of a young security guard from Rens Cash in Transit in Brits. The man in his late twenties and father of a small baby was shot in the chest and head as he moved out of the Flora Park Sasol Garage offices to the filling station courtyard after collecting a bag of cash from the weekend’s takings after 9:00 this morning. Five members of the Necsa Ambulance were on the scene first and were later aided by members of Netcare 911. They battled for more than an hour to stabilise him before the helicopter arrived to transport him to an ICU. Police from the Pretoria Trio Task Team, Central Tactical Response Unit as well as Pretoria West and Hartbeespoort Police rushed to the scene, but the robber had already fled to a waiting car. The area was cordoned off.
Saw man running with plastic bag
According to shocked staff members at the garage, they saw a man running towards a white car with a big plastic bag which they recognised as one of the bags in which cash is stored in the safe. “We could see the man running after we heard shots, but we didn’t know what had happened.” they told MadibengPulse. They didn’t know what make of car it was, but Mr Romano van der Spuy, Chairman of Sector One who was present on the scene, said it’s thought to be a Mazda. It was waiting at the side of the R511. According to first reports, a peculiarity of this robbery was that the getaway vehicle did not drive up to the fillings station where Rens Cash In Transit truck was handling the weekend’s takings, but the sole robber walk up to the security guard and started shooting straightaway. It is assumed that the robbers reasoned the cash security guards would not have been as alert spotting a sole pedestrian approaching the garage, that they would have been if a vehicle with several occupants drove up.
Helicopter Lands On R511
After paramedics gave whatever medical help they could on the scene, the patient was taken to a helicopter which had landed on the road to transport him to hospital. The road was blocked off at the T junction in front of the garage and traffic from the direction of Saartjies Nek was diverted away from the R511. The traffic from the Pretoria side of the R511 had to wait till the helicopter had left. When MadibengPulse left the scene, the helicopter was still on the ground As anxious bystanders waited, the departure of the helicopter was delayed because some of the tubes had dislodged from the patient between the scene of the crime and the helicopter. Paramedics struggled to keep him alive on the helicopter, but he died on the scene. The body was taken away by ambulance.
The isolated little shopping centre attracts dangerous criminals
The isolated little Flora Park shopping centre where this morning’s robbery took place periodically draws the attention of dangerous criminals. About three and a half years ago, the son of the filling station’s owner’s was shot and killed when armed robbers swooped at about six on a Sunday afternoon, when presumably they thought the weekend’s takings were still on the premises. Then in February this year at about four o’clock on a Wednesday, six or seven criminals alighted from a kombi taxi, and four went into Brecht’s Butchery next to the Sasol Garage while another two joined them a few minutes later. The men hit the woman assistant over the head and in the face while demanding money. The took an undisclosed amount from the till, walked slowly out of the shop and started running when they got outside. There were two more men who went into the café and the garage, but because there were too many people around, so they didn’t do anything. Some of the suspects disappeared into the bushes while the other got into the kombi which raced away. Pursuing police forced the kombi of the road and arrested three men and a petrol attendant positively identified two of them. Pretoria West police said the three arrested men were all from Zimbabwe. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=31000&HeadingText=CrimeAlert+230810+rens#daihatsu
BLOEMFONTEIN. Don Butler, 55, was gunned down at the East End premises of his company, RADM construction, near Bloemfontein, as he was opening the office door at about 6.50am on Friday. A security guard heard gun shots and noticed that Butler had been shot. Captain Ina Scholtz said shortly after his murder that Butler was shot twice in his upper body as he unlocked the door at his Bloemfontein offices. He was the director of RADM Construction and leaves behind his wife and three daughters, she said. However a later police statement has caused confusion: SAPS Lt-Col Thandi Mbambo later told the news media that Butler had sustained four gunshot wounds. No mention was made of anything being robbed and police said the motive for the shooting was unknown. Police on Monday arrested a 49-year-old man in the Chris Hani squatter camp near Bloemfontein and 9mm gun was confiscated for forensic testing, said Mbambo. The suspect was expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, facing a charge of murder. – Sapa http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=nw20100823185932775C925251
Theo de Jager, 43, Rietfontein smallholdings, Muldersdrift, murdered by attackers
2010-08-23 22:14 André Damons of Beeld reports that Theo de Jager, 43, a member of the Muldersdrift community-policing forum, was shot dead at the Rietfontein, Muldersdrift smallholdings on Friday August 21 2010. Apparently Mr de Jager saw at around 10am how two black men left a smallholding homestead and when he investigated, he found that there had been a burglary. “He followed the suspects and a shooting broke out. Mr de Jager was hit by a bullet in the head and died of his wound at a clinic, said SAPS captain Appel Ernst. Mr De Jager also injured one suspect in the leg and the thug was taken to a local hospital under police guard for treatment. Jorncy Page chairman of the Muldersdrift CPF, De Jager’s death is a ‘tragic loss for us and the entire community. He had always been an active member of the community except for the past few years. He worked hard to help protect and secure the community and his death is a loss to us all. When is the government going to take the crime-problem seriously? When are they going to start creating jobs for people because it does not help to lock everybody up,’ he said. re kry om te oorleef nie.”
Die polisie ondersoek ’n saak van moord. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-sterf-toe-hy-twee-agtervolg-na-inbraak-20100823
UITENHAGE. Grieving dad Phillip Joseph holds a picture of his son Bevan, 10, who was crushed to death by a wall which collapsed from the weight of a fleeing, panic-stricken crowd of spectators on Saturday Aug 21 2010.
Nearly 6,000 people were on the stands – where spectators started throwing bottles from the stands, causing the crowd hysteria. 32 people also required treatment for their injuries at two area hospitals. Picture: Werner Hills, http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Kind-10-sterf-in-rugby-stormloop-20100823
Bevan Joseph is the youngest son of Phillip Joseph, vice-president of the Eastern Province rugby Union. The child was fleeing from the stand and had just jumped across the wall when it fell on top of him as the spectators pushed on it from above, fleeing from pelted bottles. The crowd had been watching the final game between the clubs Progress and Gardens. His father rushed his badly injured son with his other son Lionel, 15, to the Cuyler hospital. He said ‘he knew only a miracle could still save Bevan.’ A worker at the stadium said people were pushing against each other so badly when they started fleeing from the bottles raining down on them, that their weight made the wall collapse. Bevan and a friend had jumped across the wall just before its collapse. His friend Alanza Esau, 12, ‘s foot got stuck but Bevan fell to the ground just as the wall caved in righton top of the child together with many of the people who were pushing to get away from the stands above. Nearly 6,000 people were at the stadium to watch the match – and twenty of the spectators required treatment at Cuyler hospital, while twelve others were taken to the Uitenhage provincial hospital. SAPS warrant officer Marianette Olivier said no arrests were carried out and they are still investigating culpible homicide and attempted murder charges. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Kind-10-sterf-in-rugby-stormloop-20100823
2010-08-23 Maygene de Wee, Die Burger, reports from Cape Town that Jan Pickard junior, son of the ex-boss of the Western Province rugby club, was robbed at gunpoint just before the wealthy Afrikaner businessman was to hold a party at his luxury house in Constantia. Three armed attackers ambushed Pickard on Friday-evening at around 7pm just as he pulled into his driveway, and forced him at gunpoint from his garage into the house. SAPS Capt André Venter said the gunmen then tied up Mrs Pickard, two houseworkers and his butler inside the house while Pickard was forced to hand over the keys to his safe. They robbed two firearms, jewellery valued at R107,000 and then tied him up before chasing away. Venter said ‘the robbers knew exactly what they were doing.’ http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Seun-van-oud-WP-baas-in-sy-huis-beroof-20100823
2010-08-23 Beeld newspaper reports that ever since the ANC-cabinet’s public announcement that the SA Defence Force was going to take over the task of the 70 police officers who were patrolling the country’s long borders, they’ve had to use the SADF contingency funds to help pay for it – the cabinet didn’t budget for it, http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Maande-later-gn-geld-vir-grensdiens-20100823
Meanwhile three South African soldiers who form part of the UN Peacekeeping force in Kinshasa, in the Congo – including a senior officer – are allegedly going to stand trial for contraventions of the military code after returning to camp while falling-down drunk, loud and abusive from a visit at a nearby casino, reports Erika Gibson of Beeld. The senior officer from the Hoedspruit airbase is a commanding officer at the SA base in Kinshasha. Apparently they were so drunk, loud and obnoxious that the UN security police refused to admit them to the base initially. They allowed the senior officer through the gates however the three drunken SA soldiers allegedly then got into a scuffle with the military police and started cursing them. The senior officer apparently – according to juniors under his command who spoke to Beeld – has a serious gambling problem and frequently borrows money from his juniors to go and gamble it away. SADF spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini confirmed the incident and said if the three were found guilty they would more than likely be repatriated. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/3-soldate-van-SA-in-DRK-verkla-na-dronkmoles-20100823