South Africa: Farm Attacks on Whites Increase 86% Since 1990

There have been at least 5,148 anti-white farm attacks in South Africa since 1990, during which at least 1,223 farmers, their family members and workers have been murdered—a total increase of 86 percent, according to new official figures.

These statistics, released by the TAU agricultural union in South Africa at its annual conference earlier this month, showed that 1,125 farm attacks were reported between 1990 and 1999.

Between 2000 and 2009, a further 1,407 cases—an increase of 25 percent over the previous decade—were reported. In the last nine years from 2010 to 2019, at least 2,616 farm attacks were reported—an increase of 86 percent since 1990.

At the same time, farm murders increased by 25 percent (799 murders) from 637 (1990 to 1999) between 2000 and 2009. In the next nine years to 2019, 586 farm murders occurred.

“These figures are shocking. But for TAU SA, these are not just numbers,” Gen.-Maj. Chris van Zyl, the deputy general manager of TAU SA, said in a statement.

“These are 2,022 members of our farming community who have been murdered since 1990. That’s 5,148 times families and farm workers feared for their lives in a farm attack.

The TAU SA said it was “aware that crime across the country is out of control, with 56 murders per day.”

According to Dr Johan Burger of the Institute for Security Studies, there has been a 17 percent increase in murders over the past six years and more than 20,000 people killed in 2017/18 alone, the statement said.





During the launch of the farm attack trends, Burger shed more light on the scale of crime in South Africa, focusing on the brutality of the crime.

“However, the high levels of violence and targeted torture in farm attacks and murders are what differentiate these crimes from other violent crimes,” Gen.-Maj. Van Zyl said.

“There is a clear link that can be made to the land issue. The agricultural sector should see safety as the most important communicator.”

Meanwhile, “land reform” in South Africa—a plan to seize land from whites on the completely false historical pretense that whites “stole the land” in the first place, is proceeding apace.

The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture—a body set up to study how to seize land from whites without legal ramifications, drawn up at the request of South Africa’s ANC-controlled parliament—issued its final report last week, in which it gave the policy of expropriation without compensation the green light.

The report recommended that the ANC change the country’s constitution and that parliament should enact legislation that outlines the specific conditions in which “equitable compensation” should not be paid.


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