The book reveals accounts of direct involvement of members of the ruling ANC, the South African government and the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the planning and execution of farm attacks. Roets also argues that the South African media is complicit as analyses of news reports strongly point towards biased reporting on the issue of farm attacks and farm murders. Kill the Boer outlines the reasons why farm attacks are unique and why it deserves to be regarded as a priority crime. Roets has been actively campaigning for the prioritising of farm attacks since 2012.
What do the experts say?
“A most brave and important book, thoroughly researched.” – Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
“This book is important to everyone with an interest in crime and politics in South Africa, but it is particularly important to those of us with an interest in the well-being of those who live and work on South Africa’s farms and who produce the food we buy in our shops every day.” – Johan Burger, retired SAPS Major General; currently crime and policing consultant at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
“Ernst Roets’ deep-cutting book on farm murders not only puts on record a very dark and sad part of the recent history of South Africa, but does so in a comprehensive way; touching both on the facts and figures, and also on the fears, anger and concerns that became part of the DNA of the farming community in our country.” – Theo de Jager, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)
More about the author
Ernst Roets is and activist, attorney and the deputy CEO of the civil rights organisation AfriForum. He holds a master’s degree in public law with a focus on minority rights and is currently enrolled for his doctorate on the same topic. Kill the Boer: Government complicity in South Africa’s brutal farm murders is the author’s first book.
AUTHOR: Ernst Roets
PUBLISHER: Kraal Uitgewers
SPECIFICATIONS: Portret, 220 mm x 150 mm; soft cover, 413 pages