South Africa: To be a farmer more dangerous than to be a police officer
Another article that states the bleeding obvious. It is now more dangerous to be a farmer in South Africa than to be a policeman. The risk to be killed on a farm is about 30 times higher than in any other part of the community and the attacks are furthermore extremely violent. Where are those wonderful liberals who practically salivated and frothed at the mouth anytime South Africa was mentioned during Apartheid? Don’t they care about this group of people who have been murdered willy-nilly? Silly me, they’ve moved on and are now focussing their energies on the big global warming farce. But, in case any of those liberal wankers are reading this, more FARMERS have been murdered than Blacks were by the SA government during Apartheid. How’s that for facts? Yet, there’s no outcry. These same frothy liberals spouted nonsense about the millions of Blacks killed yet there is no proof and the lie and perception continues today as a smoke screen and justification for what’s happening under a Black ANC government in SA today. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by Rev Tutu, could only account for 7000 Blacks killed from 1948-1989, with ~2000 of these murders (some say as little as 600) linked to the SA armed services. In comparison, over 3000 farmers have been murdered since 1994. Another startling fact is that 174 220 people were murdered for the period 1994 to 2000 (under Nelson Mandela). South Africa currently has a murder rate of over 18 000 per year – that’s what the government’s fudged numbers admit too, but many put it closer to 30 000 per year, based on death certificate numbers. Thanks Liberals. Yet another success story to tell your grand kids. Now, about global warming….
The Equality Court in Johannesburg this afternoon learned it now is more dangerous to be a farmer in South Africa than being a member of the police.
This appears from the evidence of Prof. Christiaan Bezuidenhout, criminologist and expert on the influence of music on young people. Prof. Bezuidenhout was the first witness called by TAU SA in the case against Julius Malema and the ANC on the hate speech issue.
Prof. Bezuidenhout testified that farm murders actually should be a special category of crime. Murders committed on farms in South Africa is 700 times higher than the average in the rest of the world. “It’s now more dangerous to be a farmer than to be a policeman,” said prof Bezuidenhout..
In 99% of the cases where a murder takes place on a farm, production stops, and every farm murder costs the state R2 million. The risk to be killed on a farm is about 30 times higher than in any other part of the community. The attacks are furthermore extremely violent.
Referring to the song “Shoot the farmers”, Prof. Bezuidenhout testified that he regards it as an inflammatory song. Young people look up to Julius Malema as a role model, and therefore it affects young people’s perceptions and he makes an impression on them.
Especially in violent communities people can easily be encouraged by such inflammatory music. In such communities role models play a bigger role. Songs that condone violence or scold people or groups as dogs can influence the youth so that they do not believe it is wrong even if they are not immediately turned to violence. Prof. Bezuidenhout said it is difficult to change the meaning of a song once it has been used in a certain context over a period of time. This is also applicable to the Malema song. This song is also not in line with reconciliation.
Prof. Bezuidenhout suggest that “the song should be placed somewhere in a museum where people can look or listen to it but it certainly does not belong in the public domain.”
The case continues.