Australia please allow immigration to those under threat of harm or death in South Africa!
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This petition is asking for the the Australian Government to allow the immigration of innocent people, under the threat of serious harm or death, from the government of South Africa, to Australia.
South Africa's parliament votes to seize land without compensation and threaten all whites with serious harm or death! As my family roots are Dutch I am very concerned for relations that are now fearing for their lives as they see what is now happening in their country of birth. With threats of an impending massacre to all whites and those that protect them, the farm killings, shop lootings and mass destruction of infrastructure is now underway! This is not a new phenomenon for my family as my grandparents had tea and rubber farms in Indonesia before the invasion of the Japanese and thus father was born in a concentration camp, the preceding expropriation of land by the Indonesians forced the family to seek asylum in New Zealand in search of a new life.
Our family are peace loving with humanitarian roots and have never held any grudges for the oppressing sides as we understand they behave out of ignorance, but are saddened to see the past keep repeating itself!
The harmful motion was pushed by the Economic Freedom Fighters Party (EFF) but amended by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) that could see South Africa's constitution amended to allow for land to be stripped from owners without any compensation. The motion promising reforms that will address racial disparities in land ownership. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the move, with the motion passing 241-83.
This motion, which will still need the approval of the South African Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee before an amendment can even be drafted, has stoked serious fears among the country's white farmers of a violent and disastrous land redistribution akin to that which crippled Zimbabwe in the 2000s and saw many of it's people seriously harmed or killed! The motion is also gaining ground and serious bashings and deadly attacks in rural areas of the country and killings have already begun plaguing the country along with indiscriminate looting and destruction of property & major infrastructure.
This online petition calls on prime minister Turnbull to "take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers, and those of various ethnicities (including black South Africans) protecting them, to come to Australia."
Boer is the term used to describe South Africans of Dutch, German or Huguenot descent, who are also commonly referred to as Afrikaners. These people can be properly vetted and a majority of them would assimilate very well due to their language and work skills.
Similar petitions, calling on European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May and in the US calling for Donald Trump to allow these South Africans into the United States and EU countries, have gained nearly 40,000 signatures. Russia have just agreed to take in 15000 Boers.
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It was a key part of recently elected President Cyril Ramaphosa's platform. Ramaphosa, who has long supported Nelson Mandela's vision for South Africa, took office last month, replacing former President Jacob Zuma.
More than two decades after white-minority rule came to an end in South Africa, most of the country's profitable farming land is owned by white residents. A recent land audit conducted by Agri SA, a South African agricultural industry association, found that white farmers still control 73 percent of the country's profitable farming land.
Agri SA expressed concerns over the parliament vote, saying that while it "fully understands the need for land reform and the frustration with the apparent slow process and is committed to orderly and sustainable land reform...politics and emotion dominated the debate."
Dan Kriek, Agri SA’s president, warned that the rights of all property owners in South Africa were at stake. He said that amending the country's constitution property clause would be a step backward into a past where the protection of property rights was not applied across the board.
Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF opposition party, which introduced the motion told parliament, told lawmakers "we must stop being cowards. We must stop working around the white minorities who are governed by the fear of the unknown when it comes to the question of land expropriation without compensation."
He said land expropriation would end disparity caused by "criminals who stole our land."
Malema also said "the time for reconciliation in South Africa "is over". "Now is the time for justice," he said, adding, "We must sensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land."
Malema has been a strong supporter of confiscating land from white farmers, saying in 2016 he was "not calling for the slaughter of white people–at least for now." The reality on the ground however seems to reflect the contrary with the government down playing the crisis unfolding.
South African parliament members' support for land expropriation comes at a time when the Zimbabwean government has established a compensation committee under its land acquisition act to allow for former commercial farmers whose land was seized 18 years ago under Robert Mugabe to be compensated.
The move to compensate displaced farmers, led by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was recently elected to replace Mugabe after he stepped down in November under military pressure, represents a significant departure from the approach of his predecessor.
According to the Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe (CFU), more than 4,000 white farmers were affected by the often violent land reform program.
It also had disastrous consequences to the country's economy, with land reform accelerating Zimbabwe's economic decline with a collapse in farm production.
Ramaphosa has urged people in South Africa not to panic over the results of the vote.
South Africa's Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department echoed that sentiment in a series of tweets. "This is a serious matter. It'll be handled through dialogue and in a stable manner. No need for beating war drums and creating unnecessary panic! South Africa belongs to all who live in it!" the CGTA wrote.
"As we address the land issue, we'll ensure that equitable land is distributed to our poor people in a way that will ensure continued stability," the CGTA added.
Earlier, the department had tweeted, "Land is our heritage, our identity and essentially our dignity. We owe it to our children to dispel the myth that Africans are not interested in commercial farming."
"We'll continue to help improve the lives of South Africans through making tough decisions. This is a moment where we all need to rise and tackle this issue and emerge victorious," the CGTA added, including the hashtag "#LandExpropriation."
Despite the South African government's assurances, we admit white South Africans into Australia as refugees. Land expropriation bill will "disposes whites of their history, culture, farms, property and jobs, and will inevitably lead to a complete genocide of South Africa's white population and partial genocide of those that protect them" should our government not "intercede." Growing evidence is already presenting us with this devastating realisation.
The land expropriation motion is set to be put before Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee for review. South Africa's Parliament has given it until August 30 to come to a decision.
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