Could South Africa’s Growing Marxist Movement Spell Doom for Farmers?

In the heart of South Africa, a chilling narrative is unfolding. The nation, once a beacon of hope for racial harmony, is now grappling with an escalating wave of violence, particularly against its farming community.

Alarmingly, this surge in violence coincides with the rise of a controversial political figure who openly espouses Marxist ideologies and incites racial tension.

The year 2023 has been marked by a disturbing trend in South Africa – a murder on a farm every week. This grim statistic was brought to light by Sue Reid, a renowned journalist known for her unflinching coverage of socio-political issues.

One such case that sent shockwaves across the nation was the brutal murder of Theo Bekker, a farmer who was bludgeoned to death with an iron bar stolen from his own farmyard.

The brutality of these attacks is horrifying, but what’s even more alarming is the political climate that seems to be fueling this violence.

Julius Malema, a self-proclaimed Marxist and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is rapidly gaining popularity, especially among young black South Africans. His party advocates for the seizure of private property without compensation, nationalization of banks and gold mines, and state control akin to communist Cuba.

Malema’s rhetoric is not just inflammatory; it’s downright dangerous. At a recent rally, he chanted an anthem titled ‘Kill the Boer,’ a term referring to white farmers.

This event, attended by 90,000 followers, was held just a day before Bekker’s murder, raising serious concerns about the correlation between Malema’s incendiary speeches and the rising violence against farmers.

Despite the outcry from opposition parties and international figures like Elon Musk, the South African government has remained largely silent.

The country’s human rights court has even ruled that the ‘Kill the Boer’ chant does not constitute a hate crime. This lack of action is deeply concerning, especially considering the alarming statistics: over the past two decades, there has been a farm attack every two days and a murder every five days.

The rise of Malema and his party is not just a threat to South Africa’s farmers; it’s a threat to the nation’s stability. The EFF is the fastest-growing party in the country and there’s a real possibility Malema could become vice president after next year’s elections.

If this happens, South Africa could see an even greater surge in violence and racial tension.

As we watch these events unfold, it’s crucial to remember the lessons of history. Marxist ideologies have led to economic collapse and widespread suffering in countless nations. South Africa must not become the next victim of this destructive ideology.

This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.

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