As somebody who is actually making the time to follow the news in South Africa, unlike Ms Adrian Fleur it seems, I can not let this Facebook post by Ms Fleur just slide .
I would not have been concerned by her post, because there are many people who deny or plainly lie about the true situation in South Africa, but her post is going viral . Her post has currently almost 3400 shares around the world and every time I look there are more shares.
I take issue with her post and will copy and paste it later . I personally try to share all verified accounts shared on reputable news sites about farm murders on my FB page, so I know exactly how bad the situation of our farmers are .
Not only farmers of course because South Africa is one of the unsafest countries in the world and a category that is just as vulnerable is elderly white people who are regularly attacked, killed , maimed and sometimes raped in their own homes .
I dont exclude the fact that crime in general in South Africa is out of control . We have about 52 murders in South Africa each and every day and attacks on foreign tourists are escalating rapidly. Our parks, beaches and mountains have become dangerous because of lurking criminals out to rob and savagely assault people just out to enjoy nature .
In short South Africa has become dangerous and our farmers are very much in danger . I have spoken to many farmers and what is clear is that they have to transform their farm houses in mini fortresses in an effort to survive . But many dont survive .
At last count there were about 110 farm attacks in South Africa so far this year and 17 murders of white South Africa farmers, only for 2018.
These are verified figures released by civil rights body Afriforum . The numbers of attacks are mind numbing and its hard to keep count.
The numbers are so high that we have to keep stats . We cant remember it all . Behind every number of course is a human being with family and loved ones .
I ask you to rather follow the twitter account of Ian Cameron of Afriforum - @IanCameron23 - who try and visit as many farm attack scenes as he can. He only places verified information about South African farm attacks and murders. Believe me, you will get a better picture if you do that than merely reading a post by somebody staying in the UK. A person with suspect motives it seems .
The FB post by Ms Fleur can be regarded as fake news despite the fact that she call South African farm murders and attacks fake news. One can only wonder what motive she has and why she would try and deny what is actually happening on the ground.
I wont try and go into her motives. All I know is that she lies a lot. A lot !
I will need a few pages to pull Ms Fleur's lies apart one by one .
The first thing she does is to ask that people dont share stories of South African farm murders, even from reputable news sites. I wonder why she would do that ? If she is so certain that SA farmers are not under threat, why would she ask that people must not share such stories ?
People who know me and follow me on Facebook know that I hate fake news sites and I regularly share a list of all fake news sites in South Africa . It is so that there are a number of clickbait/fake news sites operating in South Africa - some of them Nigerian - who do try and exploit the situation .
But there are also good Facebook pages that only share verified information. Those are Maroela Media, Willshir Security, BKA Boere Krisis Aksie and South Africa Today .
Fact is SA farmers are under attack . This is the truth and undeniable . Facts speak for themselves.
There are not many attacks on black SA farmers, but there are some. There are also accounts of farmworkers being attacked, sometimes killed.
The issue of South African farm murders are complex, made worse by the fact that the SA Police dont keep official numbers. But statistics are being kept by Afriforum and agricultural body TLU -SA. Those numbers tell their own story .
The second thing that Ms Fleur does is link all people that want to draw attention to the slaughter of white South African farmers as racists and she link them to various groups around the world like the KKK.
South African whites wont touch extremists groups like the KKK with a bargepole.
We are proud people just trying to survive and provide for our own families. The Suidlanders that she is talking about is not even a group that features much in South Africa and almost never enter the SA pubic debate. They are more like a survivalist cult , a small insignificant organization .
It must also be noted that the mainstream media in South Africa and around the world also ignore the issue of murders on white South African farmers and for their own reasons . That is why we say that if people like Lauren Southern and Katie Hopkins want to help us, we are not going to say no. The emphasis will always be to carry true facts, not made up facts .
Ms Fleur is clearly out to sweep the matter under the carpet and what is worse is that she finds it necessary to lie and obfuscate.
I wonder why she would tell a clear lie that the murders on white farmers are decreasing when in fact it is escalating. Strange enough, the last figures she gives is those for 2015/2016 . And those numbers are faulty.
In 2011 there were 96 farm attacks and 48 murders, in 2012 it went up to 174 farm attacks and 53 murders . The numbers for 2016 is 357 farm attacks and 70 murders on farmers and for 2017 it was about 80 murders on farmers [ Google Plaasmoorde in 2017 reeds soveel as in 2016 - Maroela Media .
The most reliable figure recently mentioned by Ian Cameron is about 1700 murders on farmers and family members during the last 21 years . Most South Africans wont dispute that number, so why would an ex South African do it ? What is her agenda ? Why does she lie ?
Attacks on white South African farmers are extremely violent and murders are preceded by torture in many cases. Cases of farmers being tortured with boiling water and melted hot plastic dripped on them, have been reported many times. These facts are not in question .
I want to take you to a debate that happened in the SA Parliament in March 2017 that shows the callous attitude the governing ANC has towards attacks on white South African farmers .
“This past weekend the 62 year old Nicci Simpson was tied to a chair and tortured with an electrical drill, drilling holes in her feet, legs and knees. Her ribs were broken and she was stabbed multiple times. Luckily she survived this horrific attack.” – Anette Steyn MP, DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the parliamentary debate on farm murders 14/3/2017
He said that it is not ordinary crime when people are tortured until they die, where a woman is raped for hours on end while her husband is forced to watch, where people’s heads are crushed and they are set alight, or where an electrical drill is used to drill holes in a woman’s feet after she had already been tortured in other ways. “In one instance in Parys, a farmer’s testicles were cut off and eaten by the attackers after they had cooked it. This is the shocking and uncomfortable truth of farm murders which can no longer be ignored,” Dr. Groenewald said. – Dr. Pieter Groenewald, FF Plus Leader in the debate on farm murders in Parliament 14/3/2017
Duduzile Promise Manana, ANC MP, shouted “Bury them alive!” when Dr Pieter Groenewald spoke about the plight of white farmers.
The photo accompanying this article is that of little Kayla Meyer who will forever be 9 years old .
Monty McCormack, 73, his son Kennith McCormack, 42, Kennith’s fiancée Marietjie Meyer and her daughter Kayla, were killed on a smallholding in Rodora, Randfontein in March 2016 . And no, she was not the only child murdered on a South African farm .
Here is a copy and paste of the FB post by Adrian Fleur that is taking the world by storm :
" Facebook friends! 🙏 STOP SHARING SOUTH AFRICAN "WHITE GENOCIDE"/FARM MURDER STORIES! 🙏 You are supporting white terrorists and white supremacist groups when you do this. They have purposely manufactured these unproven stories that are easily spread on social media with the aim of inciting hatred and division. Many of the pictures can be traced back to unrelated crimes in different countries at different times. Many of the people being interviewed in videos have admitted these brutal attacks never happened. I am SO TIRED of seeing these stories on my timeline, not because they are gory or upsetting, but because I hate that people I care about are pushing evil agendas created by evil people. We are all responsible adults, we can source our news from reliable sources, we all know HOW TO INTERNET.
The main group behind these stories are the Suidlanders (South African white nationalist group), who travelled abroad last year to spread their propaganda. Others promoting these unverified stories are the KKK (white terrorist group), Richard Spencer (white supremacist), the American Freedom Party (American white supremacist group), Lauren Southern (Canadian far-right personality), The Daily Stormer (far-right extremist website), Katie Hopkins (far-right instigator here in the UK) and plenty more. Look these people up, read the stuff published on these websites, and decide for yourself if you want to be aligned with them.
Ok, numbers. There were 49 farm murders in 2015/2016. This number was twice as high 20 years ago, and has only decreased over time. These are the only verified statistics we have about this issue, and they include people of colour, as should all house break-ins/robbery numbers in South Africa. These stories spread on Facebook are publishing false statistics that are not backed up by any research whatsoever. They are also intent on comparing South Africa to Zimbabwe when the two countries are completely different to each other historically, politically, economically - this is a false equivalence, and white South Africans IN PARTICULAR should be able to spot racist rhetoric like this.
Furthermore, there is NO genocide against white people in 2018 and using the term is completely inaccurate and offensive. Genocide is the systematic, organized mass murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust. Genocide is what happened in Rwanda, Darfur, Sudan, Kurdistan, Bosnia. Genocide is the government-sponsored extermination of nearly the entire native population of North America. Genocide is reducing nearly a million Australian aborigines to less than 50,000 in less than ten years. 49 murders is NOT A GENOCIDE. There is NO organized mass murder taking place against white people ANYWHERE in the world, let alone one sponsored by the government or the entire black population of South Africa.
In fact, white people are less likely to be murdered than ANY OTHER RACE group. They make up just 1.8% of murder victims in South Africa. "White genocide" is a dangerous and disgusting conspiracy theory - the same one used by Anders Behring Breivik to justify killing 77 people in the 2011 Norway attacks. It is the narrative that fuels the terrifying hatred and bloodlust that you saw on the faces of the Charlottesville neo-Nazis last year. The "white genocide" myth is well-researched and information about this and other aspects of white supremacy are easy to access in this day and age. There is NO excuse to be sharing false propaganda online in 2018 "