ANC Strikes Out At Genocide Charges
“We think it is ludicrous in the extreme,” spokesperson Themba Maseko told the Mail and Guardian. “There is no wholesale attempt or process to commit genocide against Afrikaner farmers.
“Although we acknowledge that there is crime affecting farmers, government is dealing with all incidents of crime, not just attacks against farmers.”
“It is ridiculous, totally ridiculous,” Maseko said.
The anonymous Afrikaner farmer from Rustenburg sent his complaint to the UN in early June. In it, he charges the ANC of committing genocide against the Afrikaner-Boer through third parties, including veterans from Umkhonto weSizwe, the terrorist wing of the ANC during its Cold-War battle against the National Party.
The suit also claims the ANC implements a “very effective arsenal of genocidal weapons,” including the “incitement by high-ranking government officials through speeches” like ANCYL Julius Malema’s repeated singing of “Kill the Boer,” an old ANC battle song that has been banned as hate speech in South Africa.
The International Criminal Court said it got the complaint on June 18. It was submitted to the office of the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, assistant secretary general Francis Deng on Wednesday, according to lawyer Fanie van der Walt.
The farmer describes the current situation as “the second act of genocide committed against the Afrikaner Boer nation is by the ruling ANC government in South Africa,” the first being the forced imprisonment of Boer women and children into concentration camps by the British during the Second Boer War.
The full complaint can be read at www.stopafrikanervolksmoord.co.za.