Farm attacks amount to genocide – FF Plus

2014-11-26 17:30

The reopening of the land claims process and concerns about farm attacks in South Africa are among issues presented to the United Nations Human Rights Commission Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) leader Pieter Mulder said the commission’s theme for the year was “Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities targeted against minorities”.

“It therefore joins up perfectly with the message of the FF Plus about the fate of minorities in South Africa,” he said today.

The FF Plus would make four presentations to the UN forum on the topics of farm attacks, land claims, affirmative action and what it called the “dismantling of Afrikaans”.

On farm attacks, the FF Plus asked for help to address and prevent further attacks on farmers and farm workers, which the minority political party claimed amounted to “genocide”.

It urged the forum to “recommend that the UN general secretary initiates a full investigation to pressurise the SA government to immediately implement effective measures to put an end to these atrocities”.

The FF Plus also told the forum that the re-opening of land claims in South Africa threatened food security, economic growth, and the prosperity to the entire South African nation.

“The ideological political propaganda which seeks to bolster emotional support relies on the misleading myth that based on Histo-Geo-Political facts the white farmers stole the land from black people which is vehemently rejected with the contempt it deserves.”

On affirmative action, “our request is that this forum... takes serious note of the attempts by the present South African government to absolutely exclude Afrikaners in South Africa from freely participating in economic activities in the country since 1994”.

They submit that Afrikaners are a strategic minority contributing to job creation, economic growth and prosperity for the good of the whole of South Africa.

The FF Plus also submitted a presentation in which it claimed that the South African government was trying to “dilute and eventually eradicate Afrikaans-language mother-tongue education for Afrikaans speakers”.

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