Nov 25, 2011

Afrikaner: Dutch MPs Raise Awareness of Increasing Violence

Dutch MPs have taken the lead in drawing national and European attention to the recent increase in violent attacks and discrimination against South Africa’s rural communities.

Below is an article by Netherlands Aid:

Last night [24 November 2011], Dutch foreign affairs Minister Rosenthal ‘embraced’ a motion submitted by SGP-party MP Kees van der Staaij to raise their voices in support of the Afrikaners in South Africa. This opens the way for the motion’s acceptance in the Dutch House of Representatives.

Mr Van der Staaij pointed out in his motion that there was a considerable amount of violence taking place against the Afrikaners and that the country’s press-freedom was under great pressure.

In the previous two weeks, the PVV-party also made a point of highlighting the plight of the Afrikaners in the European Parliament (Lucas Hartong); in the Dutch house of representatives (MP Johan Driessen) and MP Martin Bosma in the Dutch Language Union.

The PVV-parliamentarians pointed out the very violent character of the ‘farm-murders’, the destruction of Afrikaans under the ANC – and the undemocratic nature of the South African regime. In the European Parliament, MP Lucas Hartong of the PVV also called for a ‘political-climate-change’ in South Africa. And his colleague in the PVV Johan Driessen also raised a motion to end all development-aid to South Africa.

The text of Mr Van der Staaij’s motion on Thursday-night was:

“Motion by member Van der Staaij (SGP) submitted during foreign affairs budget discussions Thursday 24-11-2011: The Chamber, noting that South Africa is struggling with stubborn forms of discrimination and a great many serious violent crimes, amongst which are racist-violence also against Afrikaners; and that great concerns exist about fundamental constitutional rights such as press freedom; considering that the Netherlands in the past has assisted the South African authorities with judiciary knowledge and expertise in regards to the protection of human rights, the combating of violence and discrimination, as well as respecting basic rights; requests the government to examine how the Netherlands, and possibly also the EU in regards to the prevention, tracking down, judiciary support and expertise, could provide a contribution to combating discrimination and racist crimes of violence also towards the Afrikaners – and how at the same time they could contribute to guarantee basic rights such as press-freedom in South Africa” – submitted by Kees van der Staaij.

Attacks against white rural residents showed a dramatic rise from two attacks a day before WC2010 FIFA tournaments, to 40 attacks a day. The attacks logged against whites in the cities and the countryside together, showed that for instance in Gauteng province, where 921 attacks were recorded within a year; this attack-rate represented 23.5% of all the murders recorded in the province’s SA police statistics that year. Yet ‘whites’ only represented 9,5% of the total population of 49-million people in South Africa – and probably even less because at least 1-million have emigrated since 1994 to flee from the violence and the suppressive effects of the black-economic-empowerment anti-white hiring laws under the ANC-regime.

The attacks against whites are much higher than warrants their low proportional representation of 9.6%. This log shows that the murderous attacks against ‘whites’ in rural and urban Gauteng represented 23.5% of the South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics for that province in 2011: whereas the ‘white’ population in towns and the countryside represents only 9.6% of the population.