Is country living worth the risk when remote farms are surrounded by hostile populations?

Is country living worth the risk when remote farms are surrounded by hostile populations?

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[Daily Caller] Mariandra Heunis and her children are the survivors of a vicious, dead-of-night attack on her family. Her husband — her childrens’ father — is not. He was killed in their home outside Pretoria, South Africa, in what has come to be called a “farm attack” — the targeted terrorizing of farmers in a country with a long history of strife over race and land.

VIDEO: [Daily Caller] “Kill The Boer!” A widow left with four children recalls hearing those words during a terrifying attack on the family farm near Pretoria South Africa. Her husband was murdered in what has come to be called farm attacks by blacks against white property owners. The attacks are brutal, deadly and increasing in frequency from between 100 to 200 in 2012 to about 400 in the past year. The South African government denies that there is a problem. [Jun 6, 2019]


Mariandra, her husband, and their three little girls were asleep when the two armed attackers came. She was eight months pregnant with a son Johann Heunis would never meet — Mariandra gave birth just five days after she buried him.

“You hear about these horrific stories and you really hope it never happens to you,” Mariandra told the Daily Caller. “And somehow you never expect it to happen to you. Until it does.”

While the South African government denies the problem, and news sites such as BBC and The Washington Post raced to debunk farm attacks after President Donald Trump tweeted about it in August 2018, attacks appear to have risen from between 100 and 200 in 2012 to over 400 in the past year. Meanwhile, South Africa’s president and his party have vowed to move forward with a plan to amend the constitution to allow for the seizure of farmland owned by white Africans to give the land to black Africans.

“The government dismisses it,” Mariandra says. “The government denies that it’s happening.”

This article continues at [Daily Caller] ‘Just Kill Him, Brother’: A Widow’s Harrowing Story Of South African ‘Farm Attacks’ The Media Dismisses

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