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AfriForum turns to UN over farm murders

2011-04-04 16:03

Johannesburg - AfriForum intends informing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the "alarming incidence" of farm murders in South Africa and the hate speech lawsuit against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, it said on Monday.

"The fight against farm murders and hate speech is one of AfriForum's biggest priorities," AfriForum spokesperson Ernst Roets said in a statement.

"We will even take the fight against farm killings and Malema's hate speech to an international level," he said.

He intended doing so at a two-day UNHRC conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.

The conference aims to prevent of the incitement of hatred on the grounds of nationality, race or religion.

An AfriForum hate speech lawsuit against Malema will be heard in the South Gauteng High Court next week.

AfriForum has asked the court to issue an order declaring the "shoot the boer" slogan, which has been used by Malema, as hate speech.

It also wants the court to grant an interdict prohibiting Malema from making statements which encourage and promote hostility towards any ethnic group, including Afrikaners

Comments
  • 4daluvofSA - 2011-04-04 16:08

    The UN is not made up of ignorant people who don't know what's happening around the world!

      Educated - 2011-04-04 16:29

      Exactly, so they should do something about it then.

  • A THEIST - 2011-04-04 16:21

    Now Read this ! My organization works for the UN, they are Useless Nation, but seeing as they are paying my salary $$$, I'm not going to rant !

      Jacques Jones - 2011-04-04 16:24

      that would be a first

  • K@K Praat? - 2011-04-04 16:22

    FACT! One farmer are killed every week since 2010. Farmers Wake up! Be ready for these criminal racists.The UN will not come here....You are on your own.

      The Observer - 2011-04-04 16:44

      Believe me they are wide awake my friend.

      Felix - 2011-04-04 16:46

      How many farmers are signing their own death sentences by employing these criminals ? Why not employ jobless whites - those very few who want to work - for double the price, and live double as long ?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-04 18:38

      Ahhh, but then they would be racist for NOT hiring criminals.

      Stollie - 2011-04-04 20:07

      @Martin, rather be a living racist than a dead equal opportunity employer methinks?

      nuclear - 2011-04-05 10:13

      Or pay their current workers double. Sounds like a case of exploitation

      galef - 2012-02-17 08:18

      @ Felix...I agree with you 100%......we have to look after each other.....

  • JOHNNYBRAVO - 2011-04-04 16:33

    QUESTION: WHY DOES THE NON-RACIST ANC ALLOW HIM TO SAY THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE AND DEFEND HIM? ANSWER: THEY [ANC] AGREES.

  • Slapper - 2011-04-04 16:39

    The UN is a useless money gobbling organization that could not win an argument, but, at least it will get the situation out there. For sure this ANC bunch will do nothing about it and they know no shame, but something has to be done to stop the racial genocide.

  • craiggib - 2011-04-04 16:49

    I am Afrikaans, have many friends and family on farms and fully support any attempt to curb the scourge of farm murders, but Afriforum have lost the plot. This government doesn't care about your calls to the Useless Nations for assistance and even less about your wheelbarrows of petitions. Sadly you will need to turn to more militant and disruptive methods to get your point across - a lesson service delivery protests have taught us. A lager of tractors around the union buildings perhaps?

      jiamalunga - 2011-04-04 17:04

      The only way we will get what we want in Africa is with force.

      jkoorts - 2011-04-04 17:09

      revolution!

      K@K Praat? - 2011-04-04 17:19

      Agree! Or Maby More Militant and Aggressive methods will payoff faster than our poor or no government efforts.

      Smaal - 2011-04-05 08:02

      Yes, it’s clear the passive white way isn’t working. We need to learn the ways of the black man and “talk” to them in their own ways.

  • mhlebe - 2011-04-04 17:52

    Alot of our farmers would rather spend their money on smokes and booze than lay out one cent for preventative measures to protect their families....Iam a macho man ,ican protect them myself is their usual reaction until the attack takes place

      John - 2011-04-04 18:22

      you obviously speak from experience eh?

      Alfred - 2011-04-04 18:47

      Actually, they formed something like 80 commando units to do the job that the police are supposed to do but the government had them disbanded.

  • Annelie - 2011-04-04 18:45

    The whites never killed the blacks in the past there might have been a case or 2, neither has we sang "kill the blacks" Instead, we gave you work, medicines, decent houses schools that you burnt down. What are you giving us? A country that is falling apart. Look aing the picktures of the past, you were fat, decently clothed and had work, now everything stops to work, all you do is toy toy instead of helping to build up a live for your children. All the whites are good for is continiously paying for you. What do you think is going to happen if all the whites are gone, who is going to pay taxes, plant food to feed the millions of you? I have not heard of one black farm that has produced anything, instead they just use up all the sources, then let the farm die. I say give these people a Zimbagwe, we will see them crawling back to the white people.

      bl.saayman - 2011-04-04 19:58

      In my view you are articulating the thoughts of the members of the white minority that do not rationalise the severity of the situation or prefer to live in denial quite well. I wish that the good people in the ANC will realise the seriousness of the situation and will come to your senses rather sooner than later. As this will most probably not happen, I tend to agree with7thFloor that the other day “Wish they would just ban whites from SA, then at least we can seek asylum in other countries.”

      Bob - 2011-04-04 22:34

      @bl, or they can ban you and we'll fight without you.

  • bl.saayman - 2011-04-04 18:58

    AfriForum is in my view merely addressing the symptoms and not the real problem. If handled correctly the intolerant and racist contents of the ANC’s official policies such as the 2007 Polokwane Strategy and Tactics and the ongoing unconstitutional National Democratic Revolution (NDR) should be enough to expose the ANC as the racist organisation it is and to condemn them in the eyes of the free world. The natural outcome of the NDR and the racist hate speech of those that relentlessly drives the revolution as set out in the Strategy and Tactics of the ANC, cannot be anything else than genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass murders and the mass exodus of minorities to other continents. The international community should individually and collectively be motivated to confront the ANC in this regard and they will if they amongst others are truly impartial and want to save innocent lives, which I very much doubt. The majority members of the international community believe that the white minority are racists that must rather be quite and suffer the dire consequences of colonial and apartheid rule. What they do not realise is that the tyranny of the majority with it*s 17000 to 18000 and more murders per annum and hundreds of sexual assaults each day, has already proven to be much more deadly to more people than anything we knew under colonial or apartheid rule.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-04-04 19:21

    What did the UN do about the Zimbabwe Farm Massacres of Zimbabwean citizens over the past 12-15 years? Perhaps NOTHING or maybe even less than that? BUT if there is a sniff of oil or some riches and resources to be dislodged into various back pockets or into hugely obscenely inflated salaries, THEN the UN and USA and very other nation is in within minutes.

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-04-04 21:26

    I hope the UN tells them to go j€rk off in their corn fields. Afriforum is a group of boere farmers who were actively involved in apartheid. I wonder if they thought of the UN when anti-apartheid activists were being butchered here in SA. The fact that the minister of police went to them and assured them the police will do everything in their power to help them should be enough, violent crime claims many victims in SA not only boere farmers. That's why I have no problem with Hellen Zille because to some degree she is working towards a better (unracially devided) SA. But because they are so attention starved they'll just about anything to be in the news

      Bonzer - 2011-04-05 06:26

      So according to you kaMazibuko they are having themselves murdered in droves to get in the news? You must be black, no white person could hold a position so devoid of logic.

      pabnel.nel - 2011-04-05 06:42

      haha retard. Once you again you as black person proofed to me that your race just dont have common sense. Go to the UN stop the racial comments from that idiot malema. He doesnt have any common sense and so does his followers that is why the kill the farmers that is making sure SA has food. Ooh ja sorry, you cant think that far, forgot, no common sense.

      Spoofed - 2011-04-05 08:31

      This is what scares me the most.. that there are millions of IDIOTS just like you in this country that can't think further than your nose... Wake up please!

      Alfred - 2011-04-05 09:28

      kaMazibuko, you said, "The fact that the minister of police went to them and assured them the police will do everything in their power to help them should be enough, violent crime claims many victims in SA not only boere farmers." In many cases the police have been behind the farm killings. And your theory that farmers experience the same levels of crime as everyone else just isn't true: "The murder rate of South African commercial farmers is the highest for any specific group in the world - 313 per 100 000. The murder rate amongst the general population is officially 55 per 100 000 (In Europe the murder rate is 2 per 100 000). Source: www.christianaction.org.za" And also, to say that all farmers were actively involved in apartheid is like me saying that all blacks are actively involved in murder, rape and theft. It's ridiculous, it's ignorant and it's just downright unfair.

  • Michelle - 2011-04-05 09:45

    HULLE MOES DIT JARE TERUG AL GEDOEN HET!!

  • nuclear - 2011-04-05 10:12

    So the message of the farmer who immigrated & laid a case with the International Criminal Courts didn't reach the UN then? What about the Black, Indian, Coloured & urban White murders? I will wait with baited breath for this lack of a solution on the farmers part to have an effect on the crime levels!

  • zulufox - 2011-04-05 13:27

    United Nothings will do just that... NOTHING!!

      sheldonv - 2011-04-05 14:55

      Well then it's easy ,they've been advised and no help means fight back any way possible ,that way no one can be called a Racist but rather a survivor ,they've been warned ....

  • derri52 - 2011-05-06 07:35

    so we now follow the fine example of mug abe. take the farms back from whites. give to blacks. they then burn down the house, kill the livestock, torch the crops, destroy the machinery. then find a cool spot under a tree and chill their lazy asses. you know it makes sense. the un are useless and you think they can help you?

  • Mmoledi - 2011-05-06 16:00

    I am a South African and does not want to see any South African hurt irrespective of colour, so Afriforum what they are trying to do will fuel hatred in the country, they need attention and nothing else they can go to UN they come back with zero, and firstly after reporting that issue of hate speech and killing of farmers to UN they must also report to UN what their members are doing in terms of treatment they gave to farm workers and again domestic workers working for them, when a white farmer chase people from his farm and throw their belongings on the streets, some ordering blacks to remove their graves from the farms,calling them with K... words even beating them I think those also must be reported they must do it both side, tell UN that why are they being attacked and give true reasons why?

      Jaco - 2011-05-27 11:41

      Mmoledi it sounds like you are saying that blacks have reason to kill farmers, or am I wrong?

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