Is civil war about to rage in South Africa? The Suidlanders are prepared for it

Is civil war about to rage in South Africa? The Suidlanders are prepared for it

- Lauren Southern, an American journalist, interviewed the Suidlanders, a group preparing for civil war in South Africa

- The Suidlanders have been preparing for an emergency situation since 2006

- The organisation is run according to the Geneva convention and has plans in place in case of civil war erupting in South Africa

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One has only to look at the headlines that are all over the media at the moment to recognise that South Africa is in a volatile situation.

One group, the Suidlanders, is an Afrikaans Christian group who have organised themselves in case of an outbreak of civil war and anarchy.

Most of the tension comes from land expropriation without compensation, but there has been civil unrest in the country for years, caused by racial tension, poverty and crime.

Lauren Southern, an American independent journalist reporting on farm murders and white poverty in South Africa, came to the country to interview the Suidlanders and find out what they're all about.

Simon Roche is Head of the Office of the HQ of the world's largest non-state civil defence organization, gathered.

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Roche told Southern that the Suidlanders believe that they believe their members will be the first to be targeted in a race based civil war.

Southern interviewed members of the organisation, who have prepared extensively for an anarchy situation, with hydroponic systems, evacuation systems, and refugee assistance.

Roche believes that if civil war breaks out, it will be a very sudden combustion, caused by embittered civilians.

While mainstream media have dismissed the Suidlanders' preparations as hysteria, since the announcement that the ANC would proceed with land expropriation without compensation, there have been increasing reports of illegal land grabs, and violent protests on farms breaking out.

In addition, Zuma's supporters have threatened war should the NPA proceed with prosecution charges against the former president.

Shaun Abrahams has today confirmed that prosecution charges against Zuma will proceed.

READ ALSO: Opinion: Will prosecuting Zuma result in black on black civil war?

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