Human Rights Watch released its latest report for 2016. The report covers the human rights issues of 90 different countries worldwide and includes African countries like South Africa, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Although farm murders were up in South Africa last year and murder is at an all-time high five years in a row, the report largely focused on attacks against immigrants to South Africa. The report also failed to mention anything about white genocide even though Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch said whites in South Africa are facing genocide.
According to Human Rights Watch, South Africa’s government struggled to stop the attacks against businesses and homes belonging to refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. The government denied that the attacks were motivated by xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. Although the report mentioned lack of educational opportunities for the half million children with disabilities and the underreporting of rape and violence against women, it failed to name farm murders and white genocide as other types of human rights abuses.
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As previously reported in Inquisitr, Afriforum said there was an increase in farm murders in South Africa in 2015 while the number of farm attacks were down. The report stated there were 62 farm murders and 270 farm attacks in 2015 while there were 61 farm murders and 279 attacks in 2014. While the rate of farm murders and attacks may not seem high, farming in South Africa is considered to be the most dangerous profession in the world now because of the number of crimes per 100,000 people. Murder in South Africa is at an all-time high as South African crime continues to rise.
The Times Live reported that Velaphi Khumalo, an employee at Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department, called for the cleansing of white people from South Africa.
“We must act as Hitler did to the Jews. I don’t believe any more that the is a large number of not so racist whit people. I’m starting to be sceptical even of those within our Movement the ANC. I will from today unfriend all white people I have as friends from today u must be put under the same blanket as any other racist white because secretly u all are a bunch of racist fuck heads. as we have already seen [all sic].”
Khumalo later wrote a letter of apology. He is now facing disciplinary action from the company he works for. Although he was unwilling to comment on the process involved in his disciplinary action, he did write a letter of apology to the government and the South African people.
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The Sowetan Live reported that the South African government faced several human rights challenges in 2015. The first was the disappointment in the findings into the deaths of 44 people that included 34 mine workers. The Farlam Commission of Inquiry report was finally published, and Human Rights Watch claimed that key findings were ignored in favor of the police description of events.
Complaints of police brutality rounded out the list of human rights violations against South African citizens that included police brutality as well as disproportionate and excessive use of force. Among the issues cited was the sentencing of eight police officers to 15 years for the murder of a Moxambican taxi driver. He died in police custody after being tied to the back of a police truck and drug along a tarmac road. Ten other police officers were also charged and arrested in the death of Khuthazile Mbedu.
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