Will Maule, Faithwire, March 21, 2018
Nationalist lobbying group AfriForum has alleged that there have been 109 recorded attacks so far in 2018 and 15 farm murders, which means that one white farmer has been killed every five days this year. “Our rural areas are trapped in a crime war. Although the South African government denies that a violence crisis is staring rural areas in the face, the numbers prove that excessive violence plague these areas,” said Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Safety, as reported by Newsweek.
A 35-year-old farmer, Gabriel Stols, told the Independent that his brother Kyle, 21, was shot dead by four people on a game reserve near Bloemfontein. “What is happening to us is torture, it is slaughter, it is brutal, it is revenge. The world doesn’t know what is happening in South Africa,” he said.