The day after radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema sang the “struggle song” “Kill the Boer” in Johannesburg’s full 90.000 seat FNB Stadium, a 79-year old farmer was brutally murdered and his wife severely injured. Elon Musk said “they are openly pushing for genocide” in South Africa.
There were already 5 farm attacks in four days before Malema’s inflammatory speech, as Gateway reported. The day after the speech, on July 30, 79-year-old farmer Theo Bekker was brutally tortured and murdered on a farm in the Grootvlei area in Mpumalanga province (formerly known as East Transvaal). He was severely beaten with a pipe before his throat was slit. The four attackers, between 16 and 19, then severely assaulted his wife, Marlinda. The attackers fled with four firearms in Marlinda’s vehicle before losing control of the vehicle and crashing. All four were arrested.
On August 1, an elderly male victim was murdered in Biesiesvlei, North West province, after the front door was broken down, according to Afriforum security spokesman Jacques Broodryk. There were 9 farm attacks and 2 murders July 22-30, Broodryk said.
Afrikaner civil rights organisation AfriForum has sued former ANC Youth League leader Malema numerous times for singing the “stuggle song” Kill the Boer, which the South African Equality Court has ruled is not “hate speech.” This month, AfriForum succeeded in court against the African Human Rights Commission, as Gateway reported, getting the “traditional” ANC song recognized as Hate Speech.
AfriForum head Kallie Kriel said they will appeal the Equality Court verdict on 4 September.
In his book “Kill the Boer“, AfriForum spokesman Ernst Roets showed how farm attacks and murders spike after important rallies where politicians like Malema and former President Jacob Zuma sing “Kill the Boer” and other violent “stuggle songs.”