By Liam Clancy
WASHINGTON – When President Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa after apartheid, he proclaimed “each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.”
Over a decade later, the “rainbow nation” of South Africa is unraveling at an alarming rate, as race relations deteriorate and white farmers face genocidal levels of violence.
Since the 1990s, between 2,000 and 4,000 farmers have been murdered.
White South African farmers are several times more likely to be killed than South African police officers or even American soldiers serving in Iraq.
“Often, they only count the farmer and not his wife and children that were also attacked or murdered,” South African missionary Charl Van Wyk told WND in an interview.
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The omission is intentional “manipulation” of the data by the South African government, and such subterfuge makes it impossible to know the true extent of the attacks on white South African farmers, he said.
The sheer brutality of the murders cannot be overstated. Farmers are often tortured before being killed. One white South African woman was tied up, stabbed and burned with a blowtorch.
Other reports of the torture of white farmers include rape and attacks with power drills, boiling water and hot irons.
According to the Australian news website news.com.au, human rights groups believe the brutality of the attacks is meant to Click to see the original article