Originally Posted by kbear
i knew the rape rate there was sky high which is even scarier when 69% of africa is HIV positive and AIDS is the cause of death for 72% of africa. i doubt these men bother with condoms. so they are actually commiting murder. i've heard on the news that whites are being murdered in SA just because they are white, including many white farmers that give the locals jobs. i would agree that saudi arabia is probably safer right now..
The Cell is right about the myth of farm attacks.
The story is bigged up on a lot of neo-nazi websites and by the remnants of the broken-down alcoholic club known as the AWB (A***holes Without Brains).
The "farms" are mainly out-of-town smallholdings or rural houses--not real farms at all. Being rural they are harder to secure, often the victims are elderly--prime targets for any criminals in any country. Supposedly 3000 "farmers" have been murdered since 1994. With a total murder rate of between 55 per 100,000 to 35 per 100,000 in the last 20 years (75 to 47 per day) 3000 so-called farmers or 3 per WEEK is small potatoes (unless they are your friends or family).
As far as racist targeting is concerned, again the Cell is right that crooks tend to target the people who have something worth stealing and the non-white middle class are just as susceptible.
However there is an element of extreme racist violence in some criminal activity. Researchers have suggested that many of the people who were small children in the townships in the late 1980s/early 1990s and saw a lot of brutal, nihilistic violence have become, essentially, psychopaths.