South African farm attacks

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South African farm attacks (Afrikaans: Plaasmoorde) are violent crimes, including murder, assault and robbery; that take place against white farmers and their families on farms in South Africa


  • Every time I read of a cruel farm attack, my genes rebel, my memory cells kick in and I feel angry and despondent
    • Max du Preez, South African author, Article by The South African (Title: Whites must find a balance, not play victim - Max du Preez) [1] Published on the 14th of November 2017
  • If you look at the footage and read the stories,you hear the accounts, it's a horrific circumstance they face
  • I do think on the information that I've seen, people do need help, and they need help from a civilized country like ours
    • Peter Dutton, Australian home affairs minister, Article by The Washington Post (Title: Australia looks into resettling white South African farmers who say they are persecuted) [2] Published on the 16th of March 2018
  • The farmers live in fear, because being a farmer in South Africa is the most dangerous occupation in the world
    • Henk van de Graaf, spokesman for the TAU, Article by "" (Title: Bury them alive! : White South African fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate) [3] Published on the 25th of March 2017
  • We need for these officers to be specially trained to work in hotspot areas. We find many times that court cases are often thrown out because of poor (police) investigations
    • Patricia Kopane, South African politician, Article by IOL (Title: Fresh farm attacks over long weekend spark cries for safety unit) [4] Published on the 23rd of April 2019
  • Kill the boer (farmer)
    • Julius Malema, South African politician, Article by News24 (Title: Malema charged over kill the boer) [5] Published on the 10th of March 2010
  • There are no killings of white farmers in South Africa
    • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Article by News24 (Title: Ramaphosa's killing of white farmers comment: What the president meant) [6] Published on the 27th of September 2018
  • There is a very clear upward variance in farm attacks and farm murders after high-profile incidents of hate speech
  • Our analysis of five incidents of hate speech from high political leaders against farmers indicated that farm murders in the months following these incidents increased by an average of 74.8%
    • Ernst Roets, Article by IOL (Title: Afriforum's Ernst Roets says kill the Boer song increased farm murders) [7] Published on the 29th of June 2018
  • There is a climate in which violence towards farmers is being romanticized by politicians
  • We believe there are important reasons why the US should take a stance on what is happening in South Africa
    • Ernst Roets, Article by The Citizen Newspaper (Title: Violence against farmers is romanticized by SA politicians, Roets tells Israeli TV) [8] Published on the 18th of April 2019
  • The truth of the matter is that there was a massive vacuum left in rural safety when the commando system was disbanded under the then minister of defence, Lekota, and we were told there was going to be a new system, but his new system never arrived
    • South African politician John Steenhuisen, Article by msn news (Title: DA blames Lekota for farm killings) [9] Published on the 8th of April 2019
  • Ever since I started my work in politics, I have heard stories and rumours of something sinister happening in South Africa. I was regularly sent images and videos claiming there was a white genocide going on – right now. As a journalist, I have learned to never take anything at face value, to second guess and question it all; but I also believe there is never smoke without fire
  • This is what makes South Africa so intriguing, because, depending on your outlook, it is either a paragon of multiculturalism and social justice, or a powder keg with a genocide against the white population ready to erupt into an all-out race war
    • Political activist Lauren Southern, Article by The Citizen (Title: Lauren Southern releases terrifying, controversial farm murders documentary) [10] Published on the 29th of June 2018
  • I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South African land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers
    • US President Donald Trump, Article by News24 (Title: Trump tweets about SA land expropriation, farm killings) [11] Published on the 23rd of August 2018
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