Dr. Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, speaks at a news conference held at the Transvaal Agricultural Union in Pretoria, South Africa, on 26 July 2012.
Here are a few pertinent excerpts from the video transcript:
“I was very involved, in fact, in the anti-apartheid movement, and so for me… you know.. this is really coming to grips with another reality that I perhaps did not fully understand...”
“Yesterday I was really struck when at the conference of the FW de Klerk Foundation, where representatives of the ANC were invited to attend, not one person from the ANC attended… Now that is amazing, to have a noble peace prize winner invite and then have no one attend.. it is just astonishing for me! And I saw the polarization, in other words, here, in very real terms. What worries me the most is the next stage, because the next stage is the planning, it’s the preparation… It’s the preparation for how to carry out killings, it’s the preparation for how to carry out forced displacement, for how to drive out the people you don’t want in your country...”
“One thing that I have learned on this trip is just how strong the Communist Party still is in the African National Congress, Cosatu, the youth league and other part of this system. The farm murders, we have become convinced, are not accidental. We don’t know exactly who is planning them yet, but what we are calling for is an international investigation that will try to determine who it is who is planning these murders, because we do not believe them to be accidents, we do not believe them to be common robberies. It is very clear they are not…”
“Those who would be deniers and who would try to ignore the warning signs in this country I think are ignoring the facts…”
Genocide Watch Website (South Africa)
An online MSWord doc, issued by The International Alliance to End Genocide, identifies the killers in South Africa as, “Marxist racists” – The paper provides the profiles of all countries currently at risk, and can be downloaded here (374 kb).