South African Supreme Court Rules Anti-White “Kill the Boers” Song is Not Hate Speech

South Africa’s Supreme Court has ruled that the “Kill the Boers” song, which celebrates the killing of Dutch settlers in South Africa, is protected under freedom of expression and is not ‘hate speech’. The song includes the lyrics, “The cowards are afraid. Shoot the Boers, shoot, shoot,” and is routinely played at rallies for the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party. Remix News reported that black gangs have repeatedly murdered white farmers and their families in South Africa, often raping and torturing them first. Their goal is to drive the Boers out of the country and transfer their land holdings to blacks.

South Africa’s Supreme Court has ruled that the “Kill the Boers” song, which advocates for killing white people, is not hate speech.

Yes, really.

The Equality Division of the court ruled that the song, which celebrates the killing of Dutch settlers in South Africa, is protected under freedom of expression.

The song includes the lyrics, “The cowards are afraid. Shoot the Boers, shoot, shoot,” and is routinely played at rallies for the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, which has previously advocated racial violence against white people.

According to the court, AfriForum, an advocacy group for the country’s white minority population, failed to prove that the song incited violence against whites, despite its lyrics literally encouraging them to be shot dead.

EFF claimed that AfriForum was merely trying to advance the “racist narrative” that there is a “white genocide” unfolding in the country.

“The attempt by the racists to erase the cultural element of the liberation struggle in South Africa has failed miserably,” said EFF spokesman Sinawo Thambo.

The ruling once again underscores how the country’s white minority is the victim of official oppression.

“Since the end of apartheid, Black gangs have repeatedly murdered White farmers and their families in South Africa,” reports Remix News.

“Often, the victims are raped or tortured before being murdered. Their goal is to drive the Boers out of the country and transfer their land holdings to Blacks.”

The campaign appears to be working, with thousands of white South Africans fleeing the country every single year.

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South Africa: 10,086 Cops Charged with Murder, Rape and Assault since 2013 — Only 50 Suspended

A total of 10,086 South African Police Service (SAPS) members have been charged for serious criminal offenses between 2013 and 2021. These offenses include murder, rape and assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm. Only 50 of these, more than 10,000 members, have been formally suspended by the SAPS. Out of the 282 members that were charged for rape, only 11 were suspended, – this in a country that has a less than 3% rape conviction rate.

A total of 10 086 South African Police Service (SAPS) members have been charged for serious criminal offences between 2013 and 2021. These offenses include: murder, rape and assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm. Only 50 of these, more than 10 000 members, have been formally suspended by the SAPS. This data has been made available after a parliamentary question submitted by Andrew Whitfield, DA MP to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele.

Action Society is especially concerned about the amount of rape charges, where the alleged perpetrators did not face any suspension at all. Out of the 282 members that were charged for rape, only 11 were suspended ̶ this in a country that has a less than 3% rape conviction rate,” said Ian Cameron of Action Society.

Cameron reiterated that South Africa is facing a gender-based violence pandemic of immense proportions and now it seems police are not only failing to combat these crimes, they are also guilty of committing them.
It is important to understand that suspensions were, in most cases, meant to occur while the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) were conducting their investigations into the alleged rape cases.

Recently it was reported that National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole, was served with a notice of intention to suspend. The notice came in light of the High Court decision in January which found that Sitole and two of his lieutenants, had “breached their duties” by intentionally frustrating the IPID investigations into corrupt procurement deals within the Crime Intelligence environment. Deputy National Commissioner, Ntombenhle Vuma has also taken ‘indefinite leave’.

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Riots in South Africa as Former President Zuma is Sentenced to Prison for Corruption

Some are calling events over the last week South Africa’s “darkest hour”.

Is it more than a spontaneous triggering of anger brought about by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma? Many analysts say it is and that there is a “third force” sympathetic to the former president at play.

The government’s language has changed significantly, from not saying much in the early days of the lawlessness to calling out what it says has been “economic sabotage”. Some commentators have even gone as far as to warn that the unrest has the hallmarks of an “attempted coup” and an “insurrection”.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the violence was pre-planned, but did not said who he suspects was behind it.

Ferial Haffajee, associate editor of the Daily Maverick, has written about a coordinated strategy of chaos, masterminded by a dozen close associates of the former president.

Referencing a number of senior sources from inside the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and intelligence services, Haffajee has sketched an outline of that strategy – from the burning of transport trucks in KwaZulu-Natal seen in the early days of the insurrection, to the blocking of key routes from the port in Durban to the economic heart of South Africa, Gauteng. The suggestion is this was intended to further undermine and weaken an already fragile economy, and by extension Mr. Ramaphosa’s government.

This could be coming from within both the ruling party and the country’s intelligence services.

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White Farmer’s Brutal Murder Spurs Protests & Counter-Protesters at Courthouse in South Africa

Brendin Horner, 21, a white farm manager, was found tied to a post, tortured, and had numerous broken bones, stab wounds, and was strangled with a rope around his neck as he was murdered. On October 6, enraged farmers gathered at the courthouse, demanding justice against the two suspects in the Horner murder. The protesters turned over a police car and set it on fire, as there is a perception that police are involved in crimes against farmers. The police are seen as useless in stopping farm murders and other crimes while politicians, seeking to grab the land, ignore farm murders and some even encourage it. The governing African National Congress has endorsed a policy of expropriation of land without compensation. Parliament has begun the process to enact the law. The president of the World Agricultural Organization said that farmers were not causing the violence. Andre Pienaar, 51, a white businessman who owns a construction company and claims to be bi-polar, was arrested and later charged with attempted murder and inciting violence for allegedly firing his gun in court. Black farmers are also victims of crime, especially the theft of livestock. Farmers are forging stronger bonds and, if police continue to fail to protect them, they are expected to form vigilante groups.

Two black suspects, 32 and 44, were detained, with blood-stained clothes, at the scene of the arrest. Police Minister Bheki Cele said the pair were serial livestock thieves, and one of them was a known felon who had been arrested 16 times in the past. The suspects’ families insist the men were at home when the crime happened.

Hundreds of red-clad Marxist activists from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party also descended on the Free State town. They sang a banned apartheid-era song with the lyrics “kill the Boer – kill the farmer”. The Boer are the descendants of Dutch settlers. -GEG

Tensions ran high as two groups of protesters squared off after a young white farmer was killed in South Africa. The case has reignited the decades-old conflict surrounding land ownership in the country.

Local farmers and their supporters rallied outside a courthouse in the town of Senekal, demanding justice for farm manager Brendin Horner, 21, who was brutally murdered earlier this month. Some wore T-shirts saying “Stop farm murders, enough is enough,” to highlight what they see as a string of violence against white farmers in the country.

There was heavy police presence in the area and officers set up impromptu checkpoints to inspect vehicles heading for Senekal.

Hundreds of red-clad activists from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party also descended on the Free State town.

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South Africans Against COVID Vaccine Trials Tell Gates “We Are Not Your Lab Rats”

South Africa: Demonstrators rallied against the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s GAVI Alliance that will conduct the continent’s first COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials on 2,000 volunteers. The protest’s organizer said that while she’s not anti-vaccine, she fears the country’s uninformed population may be exploited and she cited French researcher Jean-Paul Mira who in April proposed, “Shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care, a little bit like we did in certain AIDS studies or with prostitutes?”

On its website, even GAVI admits the African people are skeptical because of their history of being used as guinea pigs in previous scientific experiments: “Vaccine trials in Africa are a sensitive and potentially controversial issue, because of instances of Western researchers conducting unethical trials in African countries, and scientists undertaking medical experiments on people of African origin in the USA.”

Demonstrators in South Africa Wednesday rallied against COVID-19 test trials being carried out by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s GAVI Alliance.

Protesters standing in front of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where the tests will take place burned their face masks and carried signs blasting GAVI’s choice of the South African people for the continent’s first clinical trials.

“#Gates we are not your lab rats,” one sign read, adding, “AFRICA is not your playground.”

“#No to Gates poison… we don’t want the gates of hell here,” another sign stated.

“We NOT guinea pigs… NO unsafe VACCINE,” declared another protest sign.

Another sign, simply said, “#Fuck the Vaccine.”

While Reuters described them as “anti-vaccine protesters,” one demonstrator said he argued instead for informed consent.

“Even if people are going to consent, it has to be informed consent,” said protest Sean Goss. “It’s a form of a violation of a person’s body.”

“But however, logic should tell me,” he continued, “if you want to test, test in the areas which they call the epicenters of the world, NOT the epicenter of South Africa.”

The protest’s organizer, Phapano Pasha, also told the Associated Press she’s not anti-vaccine, but feared the country’s uninformed population was being taken advantage of.

“I believe in science,” Pasha said. “And I believe that science has managed to solve most of the problems society is faced with. I’m not against vaccinations, I’m against profiteering.”

The trial seeks 2,000 volunteers between the ages of 18-65.

“The people chosen as volunteers for the vaccination, they look as if they’re from poor backgrounds, not qualified enough to understand” she said. “We believe they are manipulating the vulnerable.”

“The narrative we got is our continent is a dumping ground,” said Pasha, pointing to comments by French researcher Jean-Paul Mira earlier this year, who asked, “Shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care, a little bit like we did in certain AIDS studies or with prostitutes?”

The African resistance to COVID trials is causing a headache for the vaccine pushers, with GAVI CEO Seth Berkley telling a vaccine conference last week that anti-vaccine sentiment in the continent is “the worst I’ve ever seen.”

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South Africa Vows Crackdown on Attacks Against Immigrants After Five Die in Maelstrom of Violence

South Africa: Five people have been killed in xenophobic violence that included attacks against foreign-owned stores and enterprises, which has a long history in South Africa, where many locals blame immigrants for high unemployment, particularly in manual labor. The country is a major destination for economic migrants from neighboring Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Others come from much further away, including South Asia and Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. -GEG

Five people have been killed in xenophobic violence in South Africa, police said on Tuesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down on the attacks and the African Union and Nigeria sounded their alarm.

Scores of people – some armed with axes and machetes – gathered in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) for a third day of unrest directed against foreigners, hours after mobs burned and looted shops in the township of Alexandra, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to disperse them.

Five deaths – most of them South Africans – have been reported, police said, adding that 189 people had been arrested.

In a video address diffused on Twitter, Ramaphosa said attacks on businesses run by “foreign nationals is something totally unacceptable, something that we cannot allow to happen in South Africa.”

“I want it to stop immediately,” said Ramaphosa, adding that the violence had “no justification.”

Sporadic violence against foreign-owned stores and enterprises has a long history in South Africa, where many locals blame immigrants for high unemployment, particularly in manual labor.

The country is a major destination for economic migrants from neighboring Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Others come from much further away, including South Asia and Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.

But this week’s assaults seem to have been on a greater scale than in the past, although the full details remain unknown.

“They burned everything,” Bangladeshi shop owner Kamrul Hasan, 27, told AFP in Alexandra, adding that his shop gets attacked every three to six months.

“All my money is gone. If the (South African) government pays for my plane ticket, I will go back to Bangladesh,” he said.

Alexandra, one of the poorest urban areas in South Africa, is situated just five kilometers (three miles) from Sandton, the city’s gleaming business and shopping district.

More than 90 people were arrested on Monday in connection with the violence and looting of shops in Johannesburg and surrounding areas, the government said.

Similar incidents occurred in the capital Pretoria on Monday, when local media reported shacks and shops burning in the Marabastad – a central business area largely populated by economic migrants.

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South Africa Plunged into Chaos: Army Troops Are Deployed Against Gangs in Cape Town – and Homeowners Fight ‘Land Invaders’ Squatting on Their Land

South Africa: As land expropriation without compensation is planned for white farmers, homeowners in Johannesburg are dealing with ‘land invaders’ who live in shacks on vacant land near their homes and hack into the homeowners’ water and electricity utilities. Syndicates, in ‘cahoots’ government officials and police, are reported to be selling shacks on social media for as little as $180. Homeowners now are organizing to protect their property.

A woman spokesperson for a group of black homeowners says the media’s claim that Indian residents are attacking blacks and shooting them is not true, and that the media is provoking racial discord. She says homeowners are not fighting the people int the shacks but object to being forced to pay for their water and electricity. She blames the government and the media for creating chaos and conflict.

An elderly resident says she has lived in the area for 22 years and wants to sell her 3-bedroom home to escape intimidation by the shack dwellers but cannot do so due to the drop in her property value.

In Cape Town, the government sent in the army to quell drug gang violence. Civilians are killed who get caught in the crossfire. -GEG


A massive, land grab is taking place by affluent blacks who own nice cars who are squatting on land in order to take possession of it. Government officials and police are ignoring the problem and apparently condone the activity. Meanwhile, a precedent for lawlessness and land theft is being set.


Army troops in Cape Town.

As land invaders accused property owners of being racist, Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements Lebogang Maile said the widespread land invasions in Johannesburg South are the work of syndicates in cahoots with officials, and in some instances, police officers.

are syndicates who are making money out of the desperation of our
people. It is alleged that the syndicate has connections and is working
with some government officials and in some instances police officers.
It’s a serious concern”.

South residents have vowed to go to war with land invaders if the
government continues to allow land invaders to build shacks in the area.
The threat comes on the back of widespread protests last week in
Zakariyya Park, Lenasia and Ennerdale.

By Friday 19 July, the protests had spread to other areas in the south of Johannesburg including Protea South and Kliptown.

More officers were deployed to the areas on Friday morning as the protests spread.

property owners said they had decided to take matters into their own
hands because the government was not willing to address the issue of
random land grabs in the area. The affected areas were on lockdown on
Friday, with the main roads leading in and out of Lenasia blockaded with
burning tyres and rubble. Traffic also built up on the Golden Highway
as Eldorado Park and Zakariyya Park residents voiced their unhappiness
by blocking it.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) denied suggestions on
Saturday that the land grabbers and property owners were attacking one

Metro Police Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said, “A group of people went
past houses to meet the MEC for Human Settlements, Lebogang Maile. It
was exaggerated that people were being attacked. The people were only
passing to get to the MEC.”

One land grabber, Sabelo Mbuyisa, denied claims by property owners that land invaders were making illegal electricity connections and devaluing property. Mbuyisa said such claims were fueled by hatred and racism.

have not encroached on anyone’s property. We are a distance away from
their houses. We do not make illegal connections, we don’t steal and we
are not responsible for damage to electricity infrastructure. They are
racists who cannot bear to live side-by-side with black communities. We
are going nowhere. They can send in Metro Police, we won’t budge.”

Maile promised residents all their challenges would be addressed, but stressed that this would require a concerted effort.

“It needs a multi-sectoral, multi-pronged approach,” said Maile.

Asked where the money would come from, Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development Tasneem Motara, who accompanied Maile, said:

has to be included in our budgetary process and plans, and if it needs
further engagement with national Treasury and national departments, we
will facilitate that. But for the non-budgetary issues like the court
orders, these will simply be enforced”.

residents on Saturday, Maile pleaded with them and the land invaders to
retain calm while the City, premier’s office, the department of
infrastructure, and the department of human settlements devise a

problems are complex. We cannot resolve them on our own. When we
return, we will ask Premier David Makhura to come along so that he can
assist in detailing a plan for addressing the land invasions.”

property owners said they were done with negotiating or seeking
government intervention, and would fight to preserve the value of their

Loonat from Lenasia South said: “We will fight to preserve the value of
our properties. We will go to war because the government is aware of
the matter but still dragging its feet. We are tired of being bystanders
in matters that directly affect us. We hoped the government would
intervene but now look at what is happening.”

Faranaaz from Lenasia South said: “We are done talking. How do you talk
to a government that doesn’t listen? It’s time we fought to defend our
houses. It’s time we fought to protect our electricity infrastructure
which is also under threat from these illegal land invaders. Even if I
die, I’ll die peacefully knowing that it was within my rights to fight
to protect what is mine.”

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The Dutch Parliament Takes a Stand Against South Africa’s Land Expropriation Policy of Taking Land from White Farmers

South Africa: The Solidarity Movement, a trade union representing workers, campaigned in Europe to bring awareness against the changes in South Africa’s constitution to allow expropriation of land from white farmers without compensation, which has led to farm attacks. In response, the Netherlands passed a motion against the policy, as it violates the International Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which both prohibit expropriation of property on the basis of skin color. The Solidarity Movement expects other countries to follow the example of the Dutch parliament to openly discuss the problem on the international stage.

The Solidarity Movement – which includes trade union Solidarity –
said that it welcomed a motion adopted by the Dutch parliament on
Thursday that “spoke out strongly” against steps being taken to allow
for land expropriation in South Africa. 

majority of members in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament voted
in favour of the motion and thereby instructed the Dutch government to
take a clear stand on this issue through bilateral and other processes,”
said Jaco Kleynhans, the head of international liaison for the
Solidarity Movement.  

Details of the motion presented to the Dutch parliament

said the motion was tabled by Martijn van Helvert of the Christian
Democratic Appeal and Kees van der Staaij, leader of the Staatkundig
Gereformeerde Partij. 

the past few months, the Solidarity Movement has made extensive efforts
to inform politicians and other leaders in the Netherlands and in other
European countries of the intended expropriation without compensation,
which would be catastrophic,” said Kleynhans.  

He said the organisation met with various politicians, including Van Helvert and Van der Staaij, in February. 

a consequence of the way in which the parliamentary committee
investigating constitutional amendments to allow for land expropriation
without compensation has shown contempt for our admonishments for
caution, and for that of others, the Solidarity Movement had no choice
but to internationalise this matter.

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South Africa: Widow Retells Story of Terrifying Farm Attack While the Government Denies the Violence

A spokesman from AfriForum, a civil rights group in South Africa (SA) that tracks farm attacks and murders, said that violence against white farmers is romanticized and encouraged, even by the country’s president, Cyril Ramamphosa. While the SA government denies the farm attacks, at the same time, it aims to amend the constitution to seize farmland owned by white Africans, in order to give the land to black Africans. Farm attacks have reportedly risen from 100 to 200 per year in 2012 to more than 400 in 2018, yet the Western mainstream media ignores the problem or tries to ‘debunk’ it. Mariandra Heunis, a victim of a farm attack that resulted in her husband being shot to death while she was eight months pregnant, tells her story in the video.

Mariandra Heunis and her children are the survivors of a vicious,
dead-of-night attack on her family. Her husband — her childrens’ father —
is not. He was killed in their home outside Pretoria, South Africa, in
what has come to be called a “farm attack” — the targeted terrorizing of
farmers in a country with a long history of strife over race and land.

her husband, and their three little girls were asleep when the two
armed attackers came. She was eight months pregnant with a son Johann
Heunis would never meet — Mariandra gave birth just five days after she
buried him.

hear about these horrific stories and you really hope it never happens
to you,” Mariandra told the Daily Caller. “And somehow you never expect
it to happen to you. Until it does.”

While the South African
government denies the problem, and news sites such as BBC and The
Washington Post raced to debunk farm attacks after President Donald
Trump tweeted about it in August 2018, attacks appear to have risen
from between 100 and 200 in 2012 to over 400 in the past year.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s president and his party have vowed to move
forward with a plan to amend the constitution to allow for the seizure
of farmland owned by white Africans to give the land to black Africans.

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South African Farmer Who Was Interviewed by the New York Times Was Murdered

South Africa: The New York Times interviewed Stefan Smit, 62, about his vineyard last March and, in the same article, the Times criticized claims that South African farmers were being murdered and forced off their land as “false or exaggerated allegations.” Within months, Smit, their own interview subject, was murdered. The ANC government is working to legalize land seizure without compensation instead of protecting farmers. Tucker Carlson excoriated the Western mainstream media for cheering land seizure that targets white farmers. The New York Times wrote that it is unknown whether Smit’s murder was related to the dispute over land or was a random criminal act.

Tucker Carlson lit the New York Times ablaze Monday night after one
of its own interview subjects was murdered in a racially motivated
attack in South Africa.

Four men entered 62-year-old vineyard owner
Stefan Smit’s Western Cape home and shot him dead as he was having
Sunday dinner with his friends and family. Smit became the latest victim
in the struggle
between white landholders and black South Africans living in poverty
who believe the land should be redistributed to them as reparations.

While the Times had interviewed Smit for a March piece about the struggle for land in the country’s wine region, the outlet — in the same article — called claims that South African farmers were being murdered in large numbers and forced off their land “false or exaggerated allegations.”

Carlson began the segment by pointing out the “hundreds” of farmers
killed, “some of whom after suffering horrific tortures.” And yet, the South African government has responded not by “protecting the farmers” but by working “to change the country laws in order to seize land without compensation.”

skin color is a central motivation here,” said the Fox News host.
“Nobody denies that. Let’s be clear about what is happening. This is
racist violence, as brutal and horrifying and indefensible as anything
that happened under Apartheid.”

Tucker then blasted the media for essentially “cheering it on” before focusing specifically on the New York Times:

Bloomberg has published articles saying that race-based land seizures will super charge the economy, but the opposite is true. Zimbabwe tried that and became the poorest country in the world. Whatever. No one in journalism wants to hear about it.

Last year, the New York Times called this show immoral for even suggesting that farm murders might be a problem. But there is one problem for the Times: Their own interview subjects are getting murdered.

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South African Woman Who Used Facebook to Condemn the Murders of White Farmers Was, Herself, Beaten to Death

Annette Kennealy, a prominent activist against the rampant murder of white farmers in South Africa, was brutally murdered with knife and hammer. She was staying at a farm with her employee, Kenny Ramantswana, who was arrested on charges of murder and robbery. GEG

Annette Kennealy, 51, was founded with multiple wounds to the body on her land in Limpopo province. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, a police spokesman, said: “Family members tried to call her without success, until one of them went to investigate. “On arrival he found the deceased inside the house.”

The victim was staying with an employee on her farm in the town of Louis Trichardt when she was attacked.

A friend is said to have found her body lying in a pool of blood.

Cameron, head of the Community Safety division of AfriForum, a group
that represents the rights of the white Afrikaner minority, said Ms
Kennealy had been attacked with a hammer and iron rod.

Ms Kennealy was a former councillor with the opposition Democratic Alliance party.

She was outspoken about farm murders.
In her last Facebook post, she shared a link claiming that ten farm
attacks, including one murder, had been reported in four days. 

Police spokesman Col Moatshe said a 40-year-old man had been arrested.

He added: “The suspect will appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court soon.”

against South Africa’s white farmers are on the rise with some victims
being tortured with electric drills, blowtorches and bleach, according
to reports.

Research by Afriforum, a group which champions the
rights of the country’s Afrikaner minority, released earlier this year
said assaults on the farms shot up 25 percent last year.

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South Africa: Zulu King Worries His Property Can Be Seized, Too. He Is Teaming Up with White Farmers to Develop Farming on His Land.

South Africa:  Zulus are a minority in South Africa, and make up 20% of the population.  Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wields influence over millions of rural voters and he is concerned that his land will be expropriated just as white-owned property has been targeted.  He is demanding an agreement in writing that the ANC will not take his land.  In addition, the monarch realizes that under the ANC’s land seizure plan, the country is likely to starve without white Boer farmers.  The king controls 2.8 million hectares, a fragmented sub-tropical area the size of Belgium in the southeastern region of the country, and is forming a partnership with AfriForum, a nationalist group that includes white farmers, to develop agriculture on his land trust.

South Africa’s Zulu king and Afrikaans nationalist group AfriForum are forming a partnership to develop the agriculture on vast swathes of land the monarch controls through a trust, AfriForum’s CEO said on Tuesday.


The move comes as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) takes steps to change the constitution to expropriate land without compensation while also seeking to provide security of tenure to people living on royal tribal lands – policies opposed by AfriForum and the king.


“We are finalising a memorandum of understanding to make the agreement formal,” AfriForum Chief Executive Kallie Kriel told Reuters.


King Goodwill Zwelithini controls 2.8 million hectares, a fragmented sub-tropical area the size of Belgium, under an entity called the Ingonyama Trust.


“We have numerous members that have successful farms in the vicinity of the trust. The idea is to get a formula where there can be cooperation between our members and people living on the trust land to stimulate agricultural development,” Kriel said.


Much of the farming in those areas is focused on sugar, cattle, game and high-value fruit such as avocados. AfriForum is generally seen as a right-wing, nationalist group that has lobbied for support for “white rights” in the United States.


The eNCA news channel’s website on Tuesday quoted the king as saying: “I’m asking AfriForum … to come and help us. They are willing to work with me and my father’s people to uplift agriculture in our land.”


The monarch, who wields influence over millions of rural voters, reiterated his warnings to the ANC not to include his territory in its land reform drive.

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