Is South Africa headed towards Civil War?
From Eric Dondero:
A huge increase in hate crimes against ancestral Dutch farmers in the countryside. Rumors that the new communist-majority South African government is behind roaming bands of youth sent out to commit violent acts against the farmers.
And now a curious comment from Theo de Jager, deputy president of AgriSA, the commercial representative of both black and white farmers throughout South Africa.
From AllAfrica.com, "AgriSA to Farmers - Seek Engagement, Not Confrontation" Feb. 13
Farmers in South Africa do not have the culture of "organised confrontation..."De Jager goes on to assert that S. African banks are no longer lending to the farmers because of uncertainty; the government is threatening to confiscate their lands.
"What would we do? Block off the rural roads for a day; occupy Pretoria?" de Jager asks. Alienating public opinion is the last thing the country's 37000 commercial farmers, most of them white, need at this delicate stage...
De Jager, however, admits that AgriSA members, [want] the organisation "to go into confrontational mode" in order to force the government to remove the threat posed to the industry by its land reform policies