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The UK television channel ITV showed a provocative documentary yesterday evening reporting on the current plight of the white farmers in South Africa who are facing land expropriation, a falling currency and rising crime rates.
As more and more of them see their farms being taken over (with or without help from the South African government) and their homes get broken into, many are arming themselves and enlist for group training camps.
After the issue already exploded in Australian media two months ago (thegoldwater.com reported on it much earlier than that), it now seems Britain is about to get involved as well.
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British TV Investigators of ITV came over to Mzansi just after the South African Parliament had announced that the ANC would pursue land expropriation without compensation (a move which has left many in South Africa divided).
Ms Tanya Wagener speaks up in the documentary as she was a recent victim of a robbery at her farmland property, which was even filmed by her own security cameras.
She spoke to the filmmakers about how the incident had completely changed her view about life in South Africa.
“When you leave home, you can feel the animosity. If you walk down the street, it feels like your skin colour depicts who you are and not your soul.”
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Ms Wagener got emotional when speaking about the robbery in her own house which is shown in the documentary: “the one guy clocked the gun and put it to my head. I immediately made the decision I would rather die now, head shot, than let any of them take advantage of me.”
“I’m at this point because I now have a little girl who is two-years-old. Me and my husband are left with two choices: We either stay here or emigrate. They are the only two choices we have.”
When the documentary maker asked Ms Wagener if she felt like it is a case of “kill or be killed” in South Africa right now, she replied with a comprehensive “yes”.