VF Plus dien vandag resolusies by UNPO in oor plaasmoorde en Afrikaans

2015-07-03
Dr Pieter Groenewald

Die VF Plus is vandag aan die woord voor die algemene raad van die Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) in Brussels, België, waar twee voorleggings – oor plaasmoord en die amptelike diskriminering teen Afrikaans, voorgelees en ingedien gaan word.

(Die resolusies word onder aan hierdie verklaring aangeheg).

UNPO sal die resolusies die naweek bespreek, en teen vroeg aanstaande week behoort uitslag daaroor gegee te word.

Dr. Pieter Groenewald, voorsitter van die VF Plus, en mnr. Wouters Wessels, nasionale jeugleier, is die afgelope week in Brussels en het onder meer ʼn dagbestuursvergadering van UNPO bygewoon.

Dr. Groenewald sê dit raak toenemend belangrik om die boodskap oor die ANC-regering se vergrype teenoor minderhede in Suid-Afrika, en in besonderhede aangeleenthede soos plaasmoord en Afrikaans, pertinent onder die internasionale gemeenskap se aandag te bring.

Hy sê indien UNPO die resolusies aanvaar, beteken dit die organisasie het ʼn mandaat én ʼn verpligting om stappe te neem en die sake onder die aandag van internasionale liggame soos die Europese Unie (EU) te bring.

Volgens dr. Groenewald kan plaasmoord in Suid-Afrika gemeet aan internasionale norme met reg as ʼn volksmoord bestempel word, en die Verenigde Nasies (VN) se menseregtekommissie moet die ANC-regering nou dwing om dringende stappe te neem om dit stop te sit.

UNPO gaan ook gevra word om kennis te neem van die vertrapping en stelselmatige ‘uitwissing’ van Afrikaans veral in die onderwysstelsel, wat basiese en hoër onderrig insluit.
Hierdie jongste optrede van die VF Plus volg op ʼn besoek van sy leier, dr. Pieter Mulder, einde 2014 aan UNPO en die VN in Geneve, waar die internasionale gemeenskap ook ingelig is oor plaasmoord, Afrikaans, regstellende aksie (RA) en ander vergrype teen minderhede in die land.
In November 2013 het die VF Plus in samewerking met UNPO ʼn internasionale konferensie by die parlement in Kaapstad aangebied waar groepsregte en selfbeskikking onder meer bespreek is. Bekendes in akademiese kringe, asook verskeie vooraanstaande leiers in die bruin en Khoisan-gemeenskappe, het die suksesvolle konferensie bygewoon.

 

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Plaasmoorde:

UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION

XII GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Submitted by (Member/Members): AFRIKANER

Organization(s): Freedom Front Plus, South Africa

 

RESOLUTION

The UNPO General Assembly,

Regretting the notable increase and continuous brutal murders of farmers and farm workers in South Africa since 1994;

and

Noting that the violence and atrocities is targeted against a strategic minority enterprise responsible not only for food security but also job creation, economic growth and prosperity to the entire South African nation;

and

Affirming that, in lieu of:

• a total of 1734 farm murders and 3341 farm attacks committed from 1990 to 2014;

• a total of 277 farm attacks and 67 farm murders committed during 2014;

• the brutal and violent nature of farm attacks and murders;

• the comparative figures to the international average of 7 murders per 100 000 of the population per year,

South Africa registers 32.2 per 100 000 per year – but, projected on the specific category it reflects 132,8 per 100 000 per year for farmers;

these continuous violent atrocities committed against the South African farming fraternity could, in international terminology, be referred to as genocide.

Therefore, we, the UNPO General Assembly:

Calls upon the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to table the report on its National Hearings during September 2014 relating to farm attacks;

and

Urges the South African Government to declare farm attacks a priority crime and take real action to stem such;

and

Requests the United Nations Human Rights Commission to initiate a full investigation to pressurize the South African government to put an end to these atrocities.

 

Afrikaans:

UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION

THE XII GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Submitted by (Member/Members): AFRIKANER

Organization(s): Freedom Front Plus, South Africa

 

RESOLUTION

The UNPO General Assembly,

Expressing concern on the deliberate actions taken by the South African government to dilute and eventually eradicate Afrikaans-language mother tongue education;

and

noting that:

• although English mother tongue speakers only comprise the fourth largest language group in South Africa, 21 of the 25 public universities in South Africa are single-medium English institutions;

• despite the fact that Afrikaans speakers remain the third largest language group in South Africa, there is no single medium Afrikaans university;

• there is current concerted efforts to transform all institutions of higher learning to single medium with English as the medium of instruction;

• the South African government’s continuing establishment of new universities where the only language of instruction will be English, is resultant discrimination against the other South African languages and mother tongue education;

• the South African government is forcing Afrikaans language medium primary and secondary schools to accept non-Afrikaans speaking learners which eventually leads to the transformation of the schools into English language medium schools;

• although the majority of Afrikaans mother tongue speakers in South Africa are non-white, racial transformation is used as guise for the eradication of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at school and tertiary levels.

Therefore, we, the UNPO General Assembly:

Condemns the systematic discrimination committed with impunity not only against the 2 710 461 white Afrikaans-speakers but also the 3 442 164 coloured and 602 166 black Afrikaans-speakers;

and

Calls upon the South African government to afford equal education opportunities for all its peoples in their mother tongues, in terms of the South African constitution.