White Farmer Accuses South Africa Of Genocide

Posted on 02 September 2010

A white farmer has accused the South African government of genocide in a petition submitted to the United Nations.

The man, who has remained anonymous for fear of reprisals, blamed the African National Congress’ (ANC) policies for a wave of murders and criminal attacks against what he called the “Afrikaner Boer”.

At least 3,000 white farmers have been killed in South Africa since the end of apartheid.

The petition was sent to the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Francis Deng, in a move that the South African government has dismissed as “ludicrous”.

The petition is unlikely to merit a response from the UN, but it has focused attention on the growing anger in some sections of the Afrikaner community about the number of attacks on white farmers.

Sky News