- DA Abroad leader Francine Higham made it clear the organisation does not buy into the narrative of a white genocide in South Africa
- Higham slammed Australia’s proposal to fast-track visas for white South African farmers and said rural crimes affect all races not just whites
- Her remarks come after several marches were held in Australia and Belgium in apparent solidarity with claims of a white genocide taking place in South Africa
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) official overseas representative, DA Abroad, has wholly rejected any claims of a white genocide occurring in South Africa. DA Abroad leader Francine Higham released a statement on Monday morning in which she made it clear the organisation does not agree with the narrative of a white genocide.
Higham also slammed controversial proposals by Australia to fast-track the visa applications of white South African farmers, she said such a proposal was discriminatory. Higham said rural crime affected people of all races and not only whites.
Higham’s remarks come on the back of several marches held worldwide, most notably across Australia and in Antwerp, Belgium, which rally against the so-called white genocide taking place in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Higham and her team have welcomed interested parties, both in South Africa and abroad to engage in constructive discussions with the organisation about the topic of land reform.
Higham condemned the blatantly incorrect narrative about white genocide and in a statement said: “The DA Abroad strongly condemns the orchestrated narrative of a genocide in South Africa targeted at white farmers.”
“We are of the view that these narratives surrounding an alleged ‘white genocide’ are blatantly incorrect and simply untrue. These reports are nothing more than an attempt to divide South Africans on the basis of race and to derail our country’s reconciliation process.”
The DA itself reiterated its view that land expropriation without compensation was the wrong model to pursue in South Africa and said it would continue to fight for the alternatives.
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