Saving lives. One word at a time.
While the world hailed the peace agreement between the ANC and the apartheid government as a yardstick to measure all future peace negotiations on, twenty years down the line, this very same peace agreement has proven to be void of integrity.
Not only is the European minority facing genocide and excluded from the economic sector but their cultural survival under threat. The communist elements within the ANC are now prominent and showing their true power in the ruling party’s ranks. It is however ironic that the very same organization that is supposed to serve and protect all of South Africa’s citizens, the driving force behind members of the South African Police, are now proposing the removal of the two languages in the National Anthem that represents the European minority. This, while the national anthem is supposed to capture a sense of the nation and embrace the different languages and cultures. By removing English and Afrikaans from the National Anthem, the ANC regime will confirm their unabated attack and intent to destroy the European Minority. Cosatu mulls English, Afrikaans bits of anthem.
This will require a constitutional amendment to a constitution that followed the peace negotiations “to bring about an undivided South Africa with one nation sharing a common citizenship, patriotism and loyalty, pursuing amidst our diversity, freedom, equality and security for all irrespective of race, colour, sex or creed; a country free from apartheid or any other form of discrimination or domination”, as set out in the Codesa Declaration of intent.
The European minority now comprises 9% (22% in the 1940s) of the population in South Africa and since 1992 has been subject to a sustained and coordinated campaign of brutal and economic reprisals and destruction which extends beyond working strategies of wealth redistribution or the empowerment of the African majority.
This minority group is subject to genocide which the United Nations defines as, “The deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group “. There are detailed examples of actions taken by the South African government that meet all criteria below, notwithstanding that any of the below criteria should be met to meet the definition of genocide.
Every day, one or more members of the European Minority is brutally murdered, tortured or raped. The majority of crimes perpetuated by the African majority against the European minority are home invasions which can last for hours and carjackings. The degree of violence, rape and torture perpetrated against both farming and urban communities of the European minority Group is heinous and unlike anything witnessed in respect of other ethnic Groups in South Africa and resemble wartime patterns.
The South African government reneges on its duty to protect its minority citizens from genocide, crimes against humanity which are often perpetuated by non state armed groups. The government has ignored recommendations by Human Rights Organizations, and no longer reports incidents crime according to race or ethnic group.
The South African Government denies genocide and merely classifies the murders and brutalization as crime, which every one of all ethnic groups is ‘subjected to”. However, it is the contention of the European community that they suffer a higher rate of crime that is often more violent when compared to the remaining groups in South Africa.
The State continues to respond with the argument that the motive for home invasions is robbery and they justify this by assertions that items were almost always taken. A review of intent reveals the true substance of these crimes: The sheer brutalization and torture of the victims as well as the length of time taken to brutalize these victims, far outweigh the value of any item stolen and this in itself is therefore a clear indication that these acts are based on the intent to brutalize, driven by motive of hate, which in turn is promulgated by hate speech and hate advocacy.
Genocide disguised as robbery is indeed confirmed as a primary motive when one considers that the robberies occur when the families are present. Indeed, if robberies were the main motive for violent home invasions, one would expect then that robbers would seek to perpetrate robberies at times when it is easiest to complete the robbery quickly undetected. Therefore those who primarily intend to torture and kill European minorities will do so and others who primarily intend to commit a robbery will do only that.
When one of the parties involved in this peace agreement now face genocide, Israel can not be expected to sign their own death warrant when entering into a similar peace agreement with Palestine.