White farmers killings in Africa | VPRO Documentary

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In the countryside of South Africa, the white farmer is still at the helm, as if nothing had changed after the abolition of Apartheid. But there is unrest in the townships. How long can the farmers imagine themselves to be a chosen people?
When Bram interviews him, Julius Malema sounds pretty reasonable. White farmers do not have to be afraid, says the politician who started ANC for himself after a career in governing party ANC. Their knowledge is very valuable. He only wants to ensure through sales that much more land comes into the hands of black farmers.

Malema sounds slightly different on stage. He calls for example: If we have to die to claim our country, then that is only true. Or even: Shoot to kill! Kill the farmer! He gives a voice to the frustration that many blacks have. Twenty years after the abolition of Apartheid, little has changed in rural areas. Almost all the land is in the hands of whites. How do they themselves think about it?

In a village where Bram has been more often, the atmosphere is bitter. There has just been a robbery, the umpteenth. Every farmer has firearms, high fences and steel doors here. And there is patrolled at night. Are farmers the victims of ordinary crime, or are they conscious attempts to drive them from the land they have been living on for generations?

They are convinced of the latter themselves. A farmer’s wife: “They want to frighten us. They break in and wait until you come home. Then they shoot the man and rape the woman. “But these emigrants do not think of emigration. Not even after a violent robbery: “I was born here and I will be buried here.”

The black residents of the area are also embittered. Life is bad here, says a man. He has no job – the farmers prefer to hire servants from other countries in Africa, because according to them they work harder and do not drink. In the stone house that he received as compensation for a shooting, he can not flush the toilet due to lack of water. And through the fences that are everywhere in the surrounding country, he feels as if he is locked up. He also thinks he can not live anywhere else than here.

Does Julius Malema get his way and the white domination of the South African countryside becomes something of the past? For the time being, he certainly does not have the say, because at the elections in May this year his party won 6.35 percent of the votes. The ANC almost ten times as much, so that party is still supreme.

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Episode 2 – The promised land

In the South African countryside white farmers are still in charge, as if nothing has changed since Apartheid was abolished. But there’s unrest in the townships. How long can the farmers continue to consider themselves a chosen people?

Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer
September 2014

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34 thoughts on “White farmers killings in Africa | VPRO Documentary”

  1. π‘΅π’π’˜ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’•π’‰π’†π’š 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’†π’ 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’‰π’Šπ’•π’† π’‡π’‚π’“π’Žπ’†π’“π’” π’π’‘π’†π’“π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’π’” π’•π’‰π’†π’š 𝒄𝒂𝒏'𝒕 π’‡π’Šπ’ˆπ’–π’“π’† 𝒐𝒖𝒕 π’‰π’π’˜ 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 π’•π’‰π’†π’Ž, 𝒍𝒐𝒍!

  2. Their next story should be why in 2019 60% of births was to mothers aged between 10-15. Our population exploded over the past 20years with no real impact of the productivity of the country more and more people dependant on welfare now they want to take what others have worked for their whole lives. SA soon to be a Chinese colony with the amount of money we owe them. How to ruin a country in 24years…here's our great rainbow nation.

  3. I live in Canada, specifically Ontario, there's plenty of land here, we need more productive people, especially farmers. You won't find any affordable farm land in the southern parts, but if you go north you can get acreage cheap there. It's cold and there's short summer growing season, but that can be overcome with poly tunnels n such, lots of homesteaders more than happy to show their techniques.

    Least Canada is stable, it's mostly safe, even in the big cities, we're next door to the USA, great trading opportunities. If you went east towards Quebec, all along the St. Lawrence you can buy really cheap as in $50 k will get you a decent place to live plus acreage, all gorgeous land there too.

    You won't find racism here, Canada has folks from all over, mostly if you follow the rules, mind your own business, no one is going to cause you problems. Country folk in Canada no matter where you go are usually warm & friendly.

    Any one looking, contact me, I can at least point you in the right direction.

  4. this is really bad and more and more black people are buying into Malema's idiology, I use to buy into it but with a little research you can that the EFF is just another instalment of Mao's Red Gaurds.

  5. our Grandparents fear whites so much that they can not even speak to a white person while facing them, you can even feel their confidence fading so fast that you cant picture them being able to even speak about what they have been through…..should we brush that????
    You like it when black people work for you…you are ignoring the fact that the image of the black man has been stained throughout the world why does it have to be blacks under whites?? this is simple share the land we need more black businessmen and women, black farmers etc.

  6. People need to quit concentrating on skin color. EVERY skin color has been enslaved and every continent has been enslavers. Being ignorant to that makes you a self hater.

  7. I like how the Europeans are acting as if the land was not stolen 😏and then they call us names in our continent smh .They need to taste how they treat others

  8. Can't believe the left and even the SPLC is calling this a myth in an attempt to protect their social agenda. They would really let people die just so they can feel a hollow sense of moral superiority. What's one more body amongst the foundations for them?

  9. Never in history has the hand of a people so desperately trying to help others been bitten so severely and continuously by those they seek to help, and this in the silent absent and ignorance of the brave warriors of humanity while the ill informed cry fowl from the very ancestry these people hale from. All this while 3 year old's are gang raped, mothers made to watch, grandmother burned with hot irons and hacked to death.

    While fathers try to stand slipping in the blood of their sons, you make your documentaries as you did in Ruanda, Zimbabwe, Angola. You are blessed in your ignorance……….

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