Just another Statistic?
Sorry, it just won't do...It's not enough to try convince people that crime against farmers in SA is "normal" when we can all so clearly see that is not the case. I am not buying snake oil from the rainbow peddlers no more, no matter how sincere they appear to be at first glance. People like Rooster just deny, deny, deny..One wonders about their bona fides...
Nobody would suggest that the ANC is organising or controlling the onslaught against the white farmer in SA, but hell, you have to admit it fits in pretty smartly with their agenda; which is to apply pressure on the farmer to sell his land at bargain basement prices and move, in the interests of restitution.
The government knows and has admitted that the principle of "willing buyer, willing seller" has not, and cannot, work in SA, so what are their alternatives? Why do they not do more to protect this vulnerable segment of society? Surely the stats are compelling enough to cause them to create alternative protection measures for the "salt of the earth?"
Who is it that keeps yammering on about the "unequal" distribution of land? It's the same people who keep yammering on about the lack of black CEO's in business, it's the same people who keep yammering on about BEE quota's. It's the government and it's black people. So much for the "free and fair" "non racial" post apartheid paradise of Mandela's South Africa. Blacks are just as racially aware (if not more so) than whites. Lose sight of this and you end up like Rooster; oblivious to the stark realities of the struggle that is still continuing against whites to this very day.
In defence, people like Rooster start coming across as pooh-poohing a very serious issue and lose credibility by appearing to be very thick skinned and callous.
A 37-year-old woman was shot dead in front of her two young boys on a farm in Cullinan, Gauteng police said on Friday.
"She came home with her two children, aged four and six, and when she got out of the car two men tried to grab her," Cullinan police spokesman Johannes Jaftha said.
The incident happened in Brandbach, Cullinan just after 6pm on Thursday.
Rianna Schoeman ran into the house with her children and leaned against the door to keep it closed.
Police said a shot went through the window from outside and hit her in her upper body.
The robbers made off with a laptop, a cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money from her purse.
The boys were unharmed.
Schoeman's body was discovered by her husband when he arrived home at 7pm.
Police said the husband called for help on a civilian radio and drove his wife to the nearest hospital were she was declared dead on arrival.
An investigation of murder and house robbery was underway, but no arrests have been made.
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