The first families of white farmers will arrives Russia to settle there and so escape the threats and violence they face in South Africa. Nearly 15,000 would consider this solution.
The Schlebusch family, who live in Bloemfontein, South Africa, will be one of the first to settle in southwestern Russia. Like most other Boers – descendants of Dutch settlers – they come here to seek political asylum. They say they are victims of violent attacks and death threats in their homeland, where President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered on February 20, the “expropriation of land without compensation” white farmers to accelerate their “redistribution” to Black South Africans.
At the beginning of July, the father of the family Adi Schlebusch visited the agricultural region of Stavropol in Russia, to come and take his marks. When questioned by RT, he gave the reasons that led him to make the decision to immigrate. “The reality is that we fear for our lives. And the reality is that one white farmer a day is attacked in South Africa, “said Adi Schlebusch, whose grandfather was murdered on his farm. “The government is certainly responsible for creating this climate of antagonism towards white farmers,” he accused.
“I know that the growth of agricultural production is huge in Russia. So I think this is the right time to invest in agriculture in the country, I think there is a lot of potential, “he said.
The Stavropol region is preparing to host 50 Boer families, according to figures provided by the deputy delegate for human rights Vladimir Poluboyarenko region. He told RT that a plan existed for the settlement of 500 families and their livestock in the area. Vladimir Poluboyarenko estimates that 15,000 Boers are ready to leave their country to start a new life in Russia. A Russian delegation is also due to visit South Africa to fine-tune the resettlement plan with the community.
Whites, who make up 8% of the South African population, own 72% of the farms in the country. In an effort to “heal the divisions of the past,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on February 20 that “the expropriation of lands without compensation” was envisaged to accelerate their “redistribution” to black South Africans. .
A similar measure was taken in Zimbabwe in the early 2000s: thousands of white farmers were expelled militarily to blacks, plunging the country into a deep economic crisis.
Australia is ready to welcome white farmers from South Africa, threatened with expropriation