23 February 2016 INDEPENDENCE COMMISSION AFRICA
The Hague, The Netherlands
To the Honorable Minster
THE SILENT WAR
For and on behalf of our fellow county men and women who are TRAPPED in South Africa, I write as a representative of an international coalition of humanitarian bodies, wishing to see international attention, solution and aid directed to a dire state of affairs that seems to be ignored by the international community.
The South African government under the ruling African National Congress party, as well as their immediate opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, have in recent months, through various public statements, at public meetings and via media, confirmed a long suspected agenda for the eradication and extermination of the “white” / “European” population of South Africa.
Many “white” / “European” farmers along with their families, have already been murdered, some in a most violent fashion, with death often following much torture.
Those who are not murdered are being left to starve to death due to further marginalization caused by post Apartheid policies of Black Economic Empowerment, which excludes all “white” / “European” people from obtaining employment. This is further compounded by the fact that all forms of social support in the form of benefits / social welfare / housing, is completely off limits to “white” / “European” people, resulting in over a million “white” / “European” people now living in illegal squatter camps, many without electricity, sanitation and running water.
Since 1994, over 2 million “white” / “European” South Africans have now fled from South Africa, seeing refuge in foreign lands, often leaving their families behind, in search of better survival opportunities. For those who have been fortunate enough to be in possession of European / British passports due to birth or immediate ancestry, they have been afforded the opportunity to flee South Africa.
Unfortunately the fact remains that for many “white” / “European” South Africans who have descended from the original European settlers, the opportunity to flee from South Africa is closed to them due to the restrictions around having a travel document that is known as a South African passport. Incidentally, despite being born in South Africa, having South African citizenship and a South African passport, as well as the legal right to live and work in South Africa, the South African government has decided that all “white” / “European” people in South Africa, are to be eliminated from the job market, are to be excluded from all forms of aid and social welfare, and are furthermore to be exterminated. There is no future for “white” / “European” South Africans in South Africa, as it is very clear they are not wanted there, as more than a million have been brutally murdered since 1994, when the African National Congress government took control of South Africa.
Everybody has the right to seek survival, to seek a better life, to seek opportunities. The right to survive should not be determined by paperwork. Those “white” / “European” South Africans wishing to return to Europe, should be allowed to do so irrespective of whether they hold the right passport. It is now public knowledge that there is a strategic genocide going on against the “white” / “European” people’s of South Africa. It is absolutely immoral for European State heads to turn their backs on their own people, who are trapped in a foreign land, and who will eventually be killed or be starved out under the current policies of Black Economic Empowerment.
It was the Dutch who first settled at the Cape in 1652 to establish a refreshment station for ships passing around the tip of Africa, to refresh during their long voyage to India along the lucrative trade routes. It was due to expansion and colonization that many European descendants are still trapped in now hostile former colonies.
We implore the Dutch Government, and indeed the European Union, to lift the restrictions to “white” / “European” South Africans with South African passports. A small book and pieces of paper should not determine whether a person has the right to survive. Those South Africans, who seek refuge, and who’s lives are under threat, should be allowed to relocate themselves to Holland or other places within the European Union, as that is where their ancestors originated from.
As refugees pour into Europe from other parts of the world, we ask that the “white” / “European” refugees stranded in South Africa, unable to relocate due to passport restrictions on South African Passports, be granted the right to relocate to the place where their ancestors originated, being Europe.