27 September 2018
Afriforum today announced that they will be sending victims of farm murders to the USA. This will be forming part of the next phase of Afriforum’s awareness campaign to highlight farm murders and expropriation without compensation.
This is planned to coincide with the launch of the book Kill the Boer* by Ernst Roets, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Afriforum, in Washington D.C. Afriforum will also be sending 100 copies of the book to international opinion formers and will also be delivering a book by hand to the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
This follows Cyril Ramaphosa denying that farm murders and land grabs are taking place in South Africa during a media interview in New York.
Afriforum wants to give victims and their loved ones the opportunity to share their experiences with opinion formers, politicians, and the media in Washington D.C.
Roets views Ramaphosa’s statements as blatant lies and a slap in the face of the more than 10,000 victims of farm attacks, as well as the families of the 2,000 victims of those killed in these attacks.
“There is no way to tone down what the president had said. It is blatantly false” Roets said. He adds that it is just as fraudulent to argue that land grabs are not taking place in South Africa. “Afriforum did in fact received a court order on behalf of Dr. Motodi Maserumule, a Gauteng farmer, to remove land grabbers from his farm, after the South African Police Service (SAPS) refused to open a case against the occupiers.”
Roets points out that over the past two decades there have been on average two farm attacks per day and that two farm murders occurred per week, this according to the SAPS’s official statistics. “Just since January 2018 there has already been 320 farm attacks and 43 farm murders on South African farms which could be confirmed by Afriforum,” Roets said.
*The book Kill the Boer exposes the cruelty of farm murders in South Africa, and the complicity of the South African government in this crisis. It contains more than 1000 sources and many interviews with the victims of farm attacks.