AfriForum has again, for the umpteenth time, made demands to the government for farm murders to be declared a priority crime, and that specialized units for rural safety be formed. Until now the ANC government has turned their back on these demands in an attitude that basically says, “Fuck you; it is YOUR problem!”
“We don’t need a rural safety unit; what we need is public participation when it comes to combating crime.” - ANC Government spokesman Lwandile Sicwetsha - (the same words have been spoken by a string of other government officials).
Now how can the public participate in the combating of crime when the criminals are armed to the teeth with AK-47 rifles? Is there not sufficient evidence to show that when members of the public participate in the combating of crime, particularly Whites, then 9 out of 10 times they get locked up? Hell, the government has even locked up some of South Africa's top detectives for simply doing their job too well! Is it not the primary duty of government (and not the public) to protect its citizens?
When a former ANC MP, David Dlali, was murdered near his farm in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, in June this year, I honestly thought the incident would rattle some cages in the Union Buildings, but apparently it has not. They were quick to express how deeply saddened they were for the loss of such a hardworking and committed servant of the people through a senseless killing (Dlali was a former underground operative of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe). His killers, who both worked on his farm, were apprehended a day after the murder took place. Police also recovered an AK-47 rife, two magazines and 11 rounds of ammunition, as well as R5000.
Although it is reassuring to see that AfriForum has reorganised and intensified their campaign, it will unfortunately not stop the killings. It’s all good and well to create worldwide awareness and to shout out aloud, “STOP THE MURDERS”, but in the end the emphasis should be on PREVENTION.
What is really needed to stop these killings is a 24-hour armed guard (minimum 2) on each and every farm where security measures are inadequate.
They can start by placing armed guards on farms inhabited by elderly folk, as it seems that these folk are the ones who are normally targeted by the cowardly scum killers.
AFRIFORUM’S LATEST CAMPAIGN
AfriForum’s latest complete campaign plan can be downloaded from their website, but the main 12 projects entail the following:
- Launch awareness campaigns on local and international level.
- Involve opinion makers to take a stand against farm murders.
- Introduce a research report on farm murders.
- Garner support from other organisations.
- Investigate a legal strategy.
- Act against hate speech.
- Prepare for an international campaign.
- Hold a national day of protest.
- Hold meetings with the Minister of Police and the National Police Commissioner.
- Organise local protests against farm murders.
- Support local community safety networks.- (Yes!)
- Offer assistance to victims.
Website links to AfriForum’s campaign:
- www.afriforum.co.za/english/stopthemurders - (English)
- www.afriforum.co.za/stopdiemoorde - (Afrikaans)
Get Involved! - Raak Betrokke!
The latest heartbreaking news…
Trail of blood in Free State farmer's home
Bloemfontein - The small town of Trompsburg in the Free State has been shocked by the brutal murders of a farmer and his wife.
Well-known and popular members of the community, Johan Fourie, 71, and his wife Cecile 72, were shot dead on their farm on Sunday, reported Volksblad.
The couple were last seen when they had lunch at their son’s house in town.
Their bodies were found in the bedroom shortly before 20:00. Both had been shot. The gun safe had been broken open.
An unnamed source said there was a trail of blood in the house, leading from the living room to the bedroom.
A police spokesperson said the attackers appeared to have been waiting for the couple after gaining entry through a bathroom window.
“They were very friendly people who wouldn’t have harmed a fly. The whole town is shocked,” said a Trompsburg resident.
Police are investigating.
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