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Foreign students studying in South Africa

Friends 4 Humanity feels compelled to issue a warning to International Students studying in South Africa.  The South African Student Congress (SASCO), the largest student movement in Africa is distributing a pamphlet targeting European and International students.  The pamphlet reads:

“We as SASCO lament with all words possible the racism coupled with white tendencies in the facility of engineering, and we further say that those white pigs must leave.  By this we are maintaining the stunts of the youth president (Julius Malema) who also saw this judgegerag tendency and called for these white pigs to leave South Africa a long time ago because theirs is to exploit us.

We further say that we support that our people must multiply in this province to curb this white dominance (Zille tendency).

We have long foreseen that you want to control our country again, that is why as SASCO we support and sing with our president Malema when we sing “kill the Boer” kill the “Racists”
Malema lives in us, and for these cockroaches (international students) that think they are home here (SA) and steal our jobs and infact are closing space for fellow South Africans they must also leave.  And as SASCO we further sustain our stunts of having them paying everything (fees) at once this should portray something to these cockroaches.”

To place this in perspective, the term “cockroaches” were used in the Tsutsi genocide as explained By Professor Gregory H. Stanton in his paper: Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Hateful Words Can Kill You

This statement by SASCO places International Students in the same category as the European Minority that are experiencing the most gruesome torture and murders.  Genocide Watch presented the following in their report on South Africa:  ”

High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as “settlers” and “colonialists of a special type” are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole.  They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.

What is dehumanization?

The process of dehumanization has the effect of numbing and decommissioning the moral sentiments of the perpetrator group.  Polarization creates the “us vs. them” mentality, in SA the “Indigenous Black People” group versus the “White Settler Colonialist” group.

ANC leaders publicly incite followers using racial epithets.  By dehumanizing the White victim group, members of the perpetrator group exclude the victim group from their circle of moral obligation not to kill its members.  Dehumanization is the systematic, organized strategy of leaders to remove the inherent natural human restraints of people not to murder, rape, or torture other human beings.  Taking the life of a dehumanized person becomes of no greater consequence than crushing an insect, slaughtering an animal, or killing a pest.”

We believe the attack on a foreign student, Rakel Fastings, 21, who was stabbed repeatedly while using her laptop computer in a classroom in the Shepstone building, at UKZN’s Howard college, on Wednesday, 24 October 18:00, can be linked to this pamphlet.

The following news article was published relating to the attack:

“Durban – A Norwegian foreign exchange student was attacked and robbed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Sunday Tribune reports.

Rakel Fastings, 21, was stabbed repeatedly while using her laptop computer in a classroom in the Shepstone building, at UKZN’s Howard college, on Wednesday, 24 October 18:00.

Her attacker stabbed her 24 times, in the neck, face and shoulders.

A friend of hers, who was not named, told the Tribune: “He didn’t say anything to her as he stabbed her. It was totally unprovoked. She told him he didn’t have to hurt her.”

The attacker, believed to be a student, dropped the laptop as he was chased. He got away.

Fastings had been in South Africa for four months, doing a third-year course in community development. She returned to Norway with her mother on Friday.

University spokesperson Nomonde Mbadi said the police and the university were investigating.


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