|RT | Mar 23, 2018|
We’re too busy. Don’t make noise, because you will irritate us. Go to Australia. It is only racists who went to Australia when Mandela got out of prison. It is only racists who went to Australia when 1994 came. It is the racists again who are going back to Australia,” said the head of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema, who also denied white farmers were being killed.
“A racist country like Australia says: ‘The white farmers are being killed in South Africa.’ We are not killing them. Now Australia says: ‘Malema, EFF want to kill white farmers, they must come to Australia.’
Australia calls for emergency visas for white farmers facing violent attacks in South Africa https://t.co/V2F7Kp8YCb— RT (@RT_com) March 16, 2018
The claims came in the wake of reports on violent attacks on white farmers after the ruling African National Congress made the decision to expropriate farmlands from white citizens and transfer them to black farmers without compensation.
While the white population in the country makes up around nine percent, according to the latest census, white farmers reportedly own over 70 percent of agricultural lands.
'They took my hunting gun, my shotgun, two cell phones, our DVD player, our TV' https://t.co/VepC7C5Vx5— RT (@RT_com) March 18, 2018
According to the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa, the current situation jeopardizes commercial farming in the region. The organization warns that the country may repeat the mistake made by the government of Zimbabwe, a country which plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in 1999-2000.