FF Plus wants UN secretary general to probe farm murders

2015-11-20 18:48


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Cape Town - The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) will ask the United Nations forum on minorities to refer farm murders and "human genocide in South Africa" to the UN Secretary General for investigation.

FF Plus MP Pieter Mulder said this followed some 11 514 murders on farms since 1990, and SA Police Service statistics that said nearly 18 000 people were murdered in South Africa in 2013/14.

"This is on average 375 people every week and 1 500 a month. Only 4 262 people were prosecuted successfully for murder in this period. This is just 24%," he said.

FF Plus chairperson of international relations Andre Fourie, who is also a councillor in the Cape Town Metro, would present the submission at a session in Switzerland in support of its claim that the South African government was apathetic towards murders on farms and had not done anything about it, to the extent of not even keeping specific statistics on the "genocide".

The party regarded farms as a "strategic minority community enterprise" responsible for food and creating employment, and wanted to "internationalise" the violence and atrocities targeting farmers.

It wants the 8th Forum on Minority Issues to share and adopt its concerns, to refer the matter to the Human Rights Commission and the Secretary General of the United Nations for its own investigation into the issue.

The theme of the session on Monday and Tuesday next week is "Minorities in the Criminal Justice System".

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