The FF Plus is at present busy informing the world through the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, regarding the various problems that directly affect minority communities in South Africa, Dr. Pieter Mulder, the Leader of the FF Plus says.
Dr. Mulder is accompanied by Mr. André Fourie, chairperson of the FF Plus’ foreign affairs committee and councillor for the City of Cape Town.
“The Human Rights Commission’s theme for this year is: ‘Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities targeted against minorities’ and it therefore joins up perfectly with the message of the FF Plus about the fate of minorities in South Africa,” Dr. Mulder says.
The FF Plus has four presentations that it has to make. It deals with farm attacks, the failed and harmful land claims process, affirmative action and the dismantling of Afrikaans. The commission has already been addressed on farm attacks. The introduction of the presentation reads as follows:
We request that this Forum on minority issues seriously take note of worrisome increase in the violent murder of farmers and farm workers in South Africa since 1994.
“We request your help with the prevention and treating of this violence and crimes which is directed at a strategic minority group in the community who is not only responsible for food security of the country, but contributes considerably to job creation, economic growth and the welfare of everyone in South Africa.”
The presentation mentions that, where comparative figures for murders internationally show that 7 in every 100 000 people are murdered, a frightening 132,8 farmers in every 100 000 people are murdered annually. Also that 1 651 farmers have been murdered between 1990 and 2013.
Dr. Mulder will also be attending the executive management (Presidency management) meeting of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples’ Organization (UNPO) in Geneva on the 27th and 28th November and bring them up to date about developments in South Africa.
He will also be meeting with the executive of UNPO in preparation of UNPO’s general council which is to be held in May 2015 in Brussels to ensure interaction with the European Union parliament.
The submissions are herewith attached.
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