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Conflict in Bophuthatswana (1994) PDF Print E-mail
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Belligerents

Flag of the African National Congress (ANC) Members, supporters and sympathizers of the African National Congress (ANC)
including members of the Armed Forces of Bophuthatswana,
for the “new” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire

Flag of the “new” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire

With the support of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire Flag of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire

Vs.

Flag of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) AWB (Boer nation) Boer flag

Tswana nationalists for the independence of Bophuthatswana Bophuthatswana flag

Date: March 1994
Location: Bophuthatswana

The Bophuthatswana was a Tswana state, in southern Africa, autonomous since 1971 and independent since 1977.

Bophuthatswana map

Many parts of the text that follows are taken from chapter 23 of the book “Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa”, by Arthur Kemp. Additions and changes are by Volkstaat.org.

The dramatic events leading to the collapse of the government of the Black state of Bophuthatswana in March 1994 also saw the AWB deploy for the first time a large number of Wenkommando members in a conventional conflict situation. The Bophuthatswana conflict also saw the final parting of the ways between the AWB and General Constand Viljoen and his supporters.
The Bophuthatswana government had consistently refused to take part in the April 1994 multinational elections, and when this boycott was formally endorsed by the Bophuthatswana cabinet, African National Congress (ANC) supporting mobs took to the streets of Mmabatho and Mafeking, the two main towns in the homeland, demanding that the independent state became part of the “new” Empire. The protest soon turned into a full blown riot and then into a popular uprising against that State’s president, Kgosi Lucas Manyane Mangope.

Bophuthatswana, 1994. ANC riots

Bophuthatswana, 1994. ANC riots

On 9 March the unrest situation in Bophuthatswana had reached critical proportions, and on that day Mangope made a personal telephone call appeal for help to the AWB leader in Ventersdorp. Terre’Blanche and some of his general staff then rushed through to Pretoria where an Afrikaner Volksfront (AVF) executive meeting was held, and at which it was decided to send in an armed force to try and stabilise the Mangope government. Viljoen was at that stage still part of the AVF’s executive, and was a party to this decision; this despite the 4th March 1994, in contrast to the AVF, he founded a political party, the Vryheidsfront (VF, in English: Freedom Front), to participate to multinational elections of 27th April 1994, whose aim was to make further evolution of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) empire on the capitalism-communism way. The political administration of the “new” Empire would be entrusted to the major political force in the Empire: a Communist force that international capitalism had helped to create, assist, finance, and promote.
The AWB generals were then allowed to use the AVF telephones to issue call up instructions to their immediate junior officers, and in this way a mobilisation call was sent out. It was claimed later that the nationalist station, Radio Pretoria (set up to the East of Pretoria) had issued AWB call up instructions, but this was not true. All that station did was to announce in its news bulletins that the AWB had called up its members to help Bophuthatswana.
Viljoen and his followers in the meanwhile mobilised their own “armed wing” - the Boere Krisis Aksie (Farmer’s Crisis Action - the same people who had been involved in the 1991 attack on the black squatters at Goedgevonden) and ordered them into Bophuthatswana as well. After arriving in the homeland, the AWB forces were deployed in the White residential areas of Mmabatho, where they were given a friendly reception by the White inhabitants, who had started to fear the rampant lawlessness and looting that was taking place in the centre of that town. The AWB forces were deployed under the command of one of the Wenkommando generals from Natal, Nicolaas Cornelius Fourie.

AWB leaves Bophuthatswana

AWB leaves Bophuthatswana

AWB men in BophuthatswanaIt was however during this first night that things started to go wrong. Eugene Terre’Blanche, who had moved into Bophuthatswana along with his forces (which eventually totalled approximately 750 men, as opposed to the 350 men who made up the BKA faction), was asked by the commander of the Bophuthatswana army, General Jack Turner, to see him urgently at the latter’s head quarters. This Terre’Blanche did, where he was told by Turner that the Bophuthatswana Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rowan Cronje, had asked that Terre’Blanche and the AWB immediately leave the country.
Terre’Blanche spoke to Cronje, telling him that he had spoken personally with Mangope earlier that same day, and the State leader had asked for help. Turner then also told Terre’Blanche that Viljoen and the then serving head of the RSA army, General George Meiring, had visited the territory some four days previously, touring together in a helicopter. This news of course made Terre’Blanche highly suspicious of Viljoen’s motives, particularly in the light of the latter’s registration to take part in the multinational elections some six days earlier. As Terre’Blanche later asked Turner, why would Viljoen, who had already decided to take part in the multinational election, go and help Mangope, who did not want to take part in it?
Bophuthatswana Defence Force, Air Force Base MmabathoTerre’Blanche was further asked to move his forces to the Bophuthatswana air force base just outside Mmabatho - a move he made against the advice of AWB-Wenkommando General Nicolaas Fourie. The BKA forces had already started to arrive at the base when the AWB contingent moved in. It was however clear that large numbers of the Bophuthatswana’s army and police units had sided with the ANC backed uprising and were hostile to the presence of White Afrikaners and Boers in the territory.
The AWB and AVF men had been promised weapons from the armoury at the Bophuthatswana air force base just to the west of Mmabatho - but when they got there they were informed by General Jack Turner that the armoury was virtually empty, having apparently been ransacked earlier by Bophuthatswana security forces who had switched sides.

Bophuthatswana Air Force Base Mmabatho

At the air force base it was made very clear to Terre’Blanche, by both Rowan Cronje and representatives of the BKA, that he in his person and the AWB in general were not welcome. Terre’Blanche then decided to leave, saying that he would go back to Ventersdorp. The AWB contingent could decide whether to stay or not by themselves - even after a further stipulation was added that they had to remove all AWB insignia (which they did, except for the senior officers).
Terre’Blanche however went to the home of a supporter in Mmabatho, and remained in radio contact with his senior generals still at the air force base.
After Terre’Blanche’s departure, Viljoen’s appointed commander, Colonel Jan Breytenbach, formerly of the infamous 32nd Battalion of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire in South West Africa, arrived to take control. He made no secret of his dislike for the AWB, and was involved in a particularly nasty altercation with AWB-Wenkommando General Nicolaas Fourie, which only just stopped short of the two men physically assaulting each other.
According to AWB sources after the incident, Breytenbach also told Fourie that the AWB forces would get none of the available petrol or stores under his control at the air force base. Faced with no logistical backup, no food and no petrol, the AWB contingent then decided to leave Bophuthatswana, as it is was obvious that Mangope was no longer in control of the government.
The AWB men formed a new convoy and left the air force base, and accompanied by one Bophuthatswana army vehicle, sped through Mmabatho on their way to the border. However, the Bophuthatswana army unit led the convoy on a route through the city in which no fewer than four ambushes had been set.

AWB leaves Bophuthatswana

AWB fights in Bophuthatswana

In many of the cases the attackers were members of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force who had gone over to the ANC backed uprising, and even (according to the testimony of AWB-Wenkommando Gen. Alec Cruywagen and other men in the withdrawal convoy) by persons in 32nd Battalion uniform of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire. Although they were well armed with automatic weapons (R4 and R5 rifles) 40 mm mortars and armoured vehicles, they did not manage to kill any AWB men in these fire fights- and later SABC radio reported that over 50 Bophuthatswana soldiers had been killed and over 300 wounded by the AWB forces.
The fact that there were no AWB casualties during these ambushes was regarded by the AWB as nothing short of a miracle- the men were mostly riding on open pick up vans, armed only with handguns and light hunting rifles, while their attackers were heavily armed. Several AWB men were seriously injured when their vehicles were literally shot to pieces underneath them, but they all recovered from their wounds.
Somehow one vehicle was separated from the convoy - it is said that they turned off in search of petrol, but the truth will never be known as all the participants are dead - and it was this lone vehicle which was to become the focus of world attention at that time.
The vehicle in question was a blue Mercedes being driven by AWB-Wenkommando Colonel Alwyn Wolfaardt (43 y.o.), and had as its passengers AWB-Wenkommando General Nicolaas Fourie (40) and Veldkornet (Field Cornet) Jacobus Stephanus Uys (33).
As the vehicle was travelling all alone down the road directly in front of the main Mmabatho police station, it was riddled with gunfire from Bophuthatswana troops in and around two armoured personnel carriers standing outside the police station. The withering gunfire managed to bring the Mercedes to a halt.
Inside, AWB-Wenkommando General Fourie had been hit in the neck, and was already unconscious. Next to him Wolfaardt had been hit in the arm and in the back seat Uys had been hit in the leg.
In the full view of foreign and local television cameras, the two conscious men managed to open the car doors, push the dying Gen. Nicolaas Fourie out onto the road, and then themselves crawled out next to the car.
The Bophuthatswana police then placed them under arrest, taking away their weapons, but strangely not trying to remove them or to give them medical aid. In a bizarre interlude the men lay there for about twenty minutes, while the press conducted interviews with the two conscious men. Not one of the pressmen present lifted a finger to try and help the men, even thought Wolfaardt and Uys requested them to do so many times.
(This was in sharp contrast to another scene, also in Mmabatho, where journalists had given first aid to wounded Black civilians).
Then, still in full view of the cameras, a Bophuthatswana policeman, Ontlametse Bernstein Menyatsoe, armed with a R4 automatic rifle, ran up to where the wounded men were lying and gunned them down in cold blood. It was this cold blooded execution, far away from where the actual fire fights had taken place, which was misrepresented by the local and international media as the AWB forces being “defeated” in Bophuthatswana. This myth has persisted, even though it is palpably untrue.


The BKA unit then withdrew later that day, also running into several ambushes along the way. A little known fact is that a further two men who were with that unit, Francois Alwyn Venter (54 y.o.) an another Veldkornet of the AWB, Francois Willem Janse van Rensburg (36), were killed during the AVF withdrawal. Several others were wounded during further ambushes on the BKA convoy.

Francois Alwyn Venter died on March 11, wounded by shot of an automatic weapon fired by a member or members of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force from an armoured vehicle of the BFU, along the Mafikeng-Ramatlhabama Road.
The AWB Veldkornet Francois Willem Janse van Rensburg, was shot through his jaw during an ambush along Voortrekker Road. He died at 00:30 on 12 March.

[News from Beeld, 16th March 1994]
Adriana Janse Van Rensburg (34 y.o.), from Swartklip near Rustenburg, widow of Francois Willem Janse van Rensburg, the 15th March 1994 said: “I can only thank God that my husband died bravely for the Boer nation.” Her husband had left her Thursday, March 10, saying he go “to help to stabilize Bophuthatswana.” She asked him if it was necessary, and he replied, “My darling, I’m an officer. My country called me and I must go.”
The veldkornet of the AWB-Wenkommando Francois Willem Janse van Rensburg, also left two children, Francois (4 y.o.) and Marte (12).

Journalists and ANC aligned spokesman later alleged that AWB men had shortly after the murder of the three men, gone on a shooting spree in Bophuthatswana, shooting looters and Black passers-by alike. Although it was never finally proven who had shot the civilians, at least 60 died, either in cross fire or as combatants in one way or another - this being in addition to the 50 soldiers allegedly killed by the AWB contingent in earlier fire fights.
There is however no evidence to indicate that the AWB force did go about randomly shooting Black civilians - and indeed several instances have been recorded where AWB men actually saved Black civilians who were serving Bophuthatswana government officials, from being killed by mobs of ANC supporters.

Bophuthatswana, 1994. ANC riots

One of the most notable of such actions was undertaken by AWB General Roelf Jordaan from Ladybrand. While he and his hastily mobilised force were outside Mmabatho on their way to the air force base, they were flagged down by a Black civilian, who turned out to be the Bophuthatswana Minister of Agriculture. He informed Jordaan and his men that an ANC mob had attacked his house, setting it on fire. He and his wife had managed to flee, but his 15 year old son had been lost in the chaos. He had however later been able to track his son down by telephone.
His son had informed him that he was sheltering in a house several kilometres away and that an ANC mob was busy searching all the houses, and would soon reach the one in which he was hiding.
Jordaan and AWB brigadier Leon van Deventer from the AWB’s Kalahari Wenkommando then put together a small force of AWB men in five pick ups and raced to the house where the youth was hiding. By a combination of stealth and bravado, they managed to take the youth away from under the noses of the rioting ANC mob. They returned the youth to his relieved parents and then proceeded on to the air force base - an example of where some AWB men actually put their lives at risk for Black civilians. Incidents such as these do not support the media generated image of rampaging AWB men shooting at all and sundry.
On a military level, the operation was not a success, but the fault for this was the failure on the part of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force to provide the necessary logistical support and armoured personnel carriers as had been promised, and for the fact that a large number of army units switched support to the ANC backed uprising before White Afrikaners and Boers arrived in the country.
However, the portrayal of the operation as the “AWB being routed” is also not true - the facts were that the AWB went in and then left again after encountering a hostile reception from the BKA section in Mmabatho. The AWB forces did not leave after being “defeated” by the Bophuthatswana army, as the media alleged, and in fact in the few incidents where fire fights took place, the casualty figures show that the AWB force acquitted themselves well in the face of far superior firepower.
The interesting contradiction raised by Terre’Blanche - why would Viljoen, who was going to take part in the multination election, want to help Mangope, who did not want to take part in it, can only be explained by the intention of the Bophuthatswana government to hold a full sitting of its parliament the week following its downfall. This session of the Bophuthatswana parliament would have in all likelihood have reversed the decision to stay out of the elections, and Mangope and his supporters would have then been able to enter the election in their own right.
Viljoen was in all likelihood aware of this, and his motivation in going in try and stabilise Mangope was to enable him to take part in the multinational election. The AWB of course went in to Bophuthatswana with the intention of stabilising Mangope - but intending to keep him out of the election. The AWB’s presence in Bophuthatswana must have then come as an unwelcome surprise for the Viljoen faction.

The Boers killed in Bophuthatswana were commemorated by AWB the 15th October 1994. They are remembered at the AWB memorial.

The official ceremony  held by AWB to honour the fallen Boers in Bophuthatswana, 15th October 1994

[From AWB’s website, 2002]

The Battle of Mmabatho

Chaos broke out in Bophuthatswana. The lands stability was threatened by ANC demonstrations and looting to force the homeland into submission and to participate in upcoming elections, whereupon Pres. Lucas Mangope called in the help of the AWB, something that to this day he strenuously denies. Even if he alleges that he asked the assistance of Viljoen and the AVF, the AWB was part of the AVF. AWB members were called up even from AVF offices to assist. The call up instructions was: Weapons and food rations will be provided by the Bophuthatswana army fatigues, issued with weapons etc., etc.
On 10 March 1994 the AWB moved into Bophuthatswana. After residential areas and business centers had been secured the AWB was called on to regroup at Bophuthatswana Air force Headquarters for further planning. Heated arguments arose, inter alias, between Rowan Cronje, Bophuthatswana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Breytenbach from the AVF (who was sent by Constand Viljoen and who should have been in command of the operation), and the AWB top leadership structure. At the request of Cronje and Breytenbach Mr. Terre’Blanche withdrew to a farm outside Mmabatho, where he monitored the situation by radio.
His presence in Bophuthatswana, it was believed, would rouse the people’s spirit. After Mr. Terre’Blanche’s withdrawal, the AWB was also requested to leave, even though the AWB declared themselves prepared to fight under the command of Breytenbach. The AWB then withdrew. Breytenbach and a few AVF remained behind however, to go into action and restore stability in the land. Nothing ever became of this action, even up to this very day.
The ANC got the upper hand and forced the Bophuthatswana government to participate in the elections. It can be justifiably asked, if the AWB had entered Bophuthatswana uninvited why were they permitted to gain entrance to Air Force Headquarters? No country would surely allow uninvited guests to occupy their military bases.
During the withdrawal of the AWB, one of the vehicles left the convoy to fill up with petrol. When it attempted to rejoin the convoy the vehicle was brought to a halt by gunfire and the tragedy, which took place, was shown time and time again on television. On the way out of Bophuthatswana, the AWB was drawn into numerous ambushes where they were fired upon with automatic weapons and mortars. The men returned fire where several wounded and dead were left on the Bophuthatswana side. The impression given by the media is that the AWB members fired both wildly and knowingly on innocent blacks walking alongside the road. The truth is that they were shot at by the Bophuthatswana army as well as activists in civilian clothing and from houses and crowds of people flocked together. It is only logical that people caught in such crossfire will be injured or killed.
With the events in Bophuthatswana the impression was given that the NP government wanted to trigger off the Boervolk’s own Sharpville. In the first instance why was the AWB permitted to enter Bophuthatswana if they were not welcome there, secondly, why where they lured into ambushes and shot at from Nyala armoured vehicles? Thirdly, why were three AWB members murdered at precisely the place where the world press was congregated?
These murders were obviously to serve as deterrents to the Nation. Wives and mothers should now dissuade their husbands and sons from fighting for their freedom. Nevertheless who wants to die in such a manner? This had certainly created the right breeding ground for the more “peaceful” alternative.

 

Conflict in Bophuthatswana (1994) - video

 
Boer-Republicans: Freedom Manifesto PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 December 2014 07:07

 

Zuid-Afrikaansche RepubliekBOER-REPUBLICANS: FREEDOM MANIFESTOOranje-Vrystaat
DECLARATION

With deep awareness of our dependence on our heavenly Father, the Almighty, as the sole authority and determinant of the destiny of peoples, and specifically of the Boerevolk,

1. WE, as a Boer Republicans and members of the Boer nation, DECLARE

1.1 that the Boer Republics of the ZAR (Transvaal which included the republics of Klip River and the New Republic of Vryheid) and the Orange Free State, (hereinafter referred to as our homeland), are states that were recognized internationally under International Law and were forcefully, unlawfully, and illegally annexed by England and taken from us, the Boerevolk, and that, by means of genocide on 35 000 Boer children and women were forced to surrender on 31 May 1902;

1.2 that the Boerevolk and its homeland were subsequently swamped with foreigners by the governments of consecutively Great Britain (1902-1910), the Union of South Africa (1910-1961), the Republic of South Africa (1961-1994), and the present regime;

1.3 that our, the Boerevolk’s, existence as a people, under International Law or otherwise, has never been recognized by any of these four foreign governments when deciding our fate;

1.4 that, in spite of an uprising known as the 1914 Rebellion and a Peace Deputation sent to Versailles in 1919, the Boer nation's demand for freedom was ignored and wiped from the table; and

1.5 that we, the Boerevolk, by the grace of our Heavenly Father, the Almighty, continues to exist, and as an ethnic unit continues to have the right to own our historical homeland and fatherland, and to occupy and cultivate it in peaceful coexistence with other peoples.

2. WE, as Boer Republicans herewith DEMAND

2.1 the recovery of the said Boer republics as the homeland of the Boerevolk, which we, the Boerevolk, have received from the Father's redeeming hand as our fatherland, and in which we, the Boerevolk, reached full maturity; as well as the restoration of said republics’ freedom and sovereignty.

3. WE, the Boerevolk, CALL UP all ethnic Boers and those who consider themselves members, offspring, or descendants of the Boerevolk, to commit to the content of this manifesto and to promote it among our fellow Boers, in order that we, the Boerevolk, shall enable our ideal of sovereignty to live on forever and to regain our freedom.

= = =

I, the undersigned,
consider myself a Boer Republican and a member of the Boerevolk, and I pledge to cooperate to achieve the recovery of the freedom and sovereignty of the said republics.

NAME _____________________ SIGNATURE_____________________ SIGNATURE OF WITNESS_____________________ DATE_____________________ PLACE_____________________

 

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Points Concerning the Boer volk PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:07

From the blog Ron_357 by Ron, director of Republican Trekker Volk

November 9, 2007

Points Concerning The Boer Nation.

Boervolk identiteitsdokument

The Boers of Voortrekker & Trekboer descent are considered an indigenous White tribe with roots going back 350 years to the 1650s when their Dutch / Frisian / German & other north western European ancestors came as servants of the Dutch East India Co. as well as to considerable numbers of French Huguenot refugees from France escaping political & religious persecution.

The Boers are an amalgamation of & descended from Dutch Calvinist / French Huguenot / German Protestant / Danish / Frisian / Flemish & Walloon groups.

The persecution & growing genocide against the Boers & other Afrikaans communities of South Africa has been increasing during the past 15 years which is most manifest in the killing of farmers / the eradication of Afrikaans instruction in educational institutions & the restrictions against them in the employment sector.

The president of Genocide Watch Gregory Stanton has stated that the killing of Boer farmers constitutes a genocide under the Genocide Convention. Link. The Boers are the junior & less numerous segment of the Afrikaner designation which was controlled by the Afrikaners of the Cape.

Close to or about 25 % of the local South African White Afrikaans population are living under the poverty line as it has been reported that almost 500 000 Afrikaners are living under the poverty line in the republic.

The Boers germinated as a nation in the Cape
long before their first encounter with a local Bantu nation. Their first ancestors arrived 120 years earlier in 1652 while the first encounter with a Bantu culture (the Xhosas) was in 1775 on the eastern Cape frontier.

The Boers are considered to be an indigenous group as they were formed on African soil from diverse national origins as a distinctive national group.

The Boers of Voortrekker descent belonged to the Dopper sect as they had been ex-communicated by & expelled from the Dutch Reformed Church over the Great Trek.

The Voortrekkers comprised of about 25 % to 33 % of the total White population at the Cape during the era preceding the Great Trek. The Boers are not White Colonials as they broke all links to Europe early on developing their own culture & language as a result of being on their own in isolation / absorbing many diverse national groups & did not have the protection of the State while living a semi nomadic life trekking inland. The Boers have been under siege for much of their history in South Africa. The Boers of the past spoke many local African languages.

The Boer Republics were fairly empty of permanent settled Bantu groups. Most came after the discovery of gold on the Vaal. The ancestors of the Boers only encountered Khoisan groups at the Western Cape in the 1650s as the Bantus had not penetrated the Kalahari desert barrier.

The Voortrekkers were assisted by the Barolong & Griquas during their battles with the Ndebele during the Great Trek. The Voortrekkers acquired their farm workers as a result of refugees looking to escape the inter tribal wars. The Voortrekkers entered into depopulated lands devastated by the Difaqane started by Shaka the Zulu King.

There was a balance of power in the region between the races & national groups before the British arrived on the scene & began to annex the various peoples & nations. Link. The Boers speak a dialect of Eastern Border Afrikaans while the Western Cape Afrikaners speak a dialect of West Cape Afrikaans in which pronunciation & lexicon differences still persist. The Boers developed their own culture / symbols & flags.

The Trekboers began migrating away from the Western Cape beginning in the 1690s & throughout the 1700s into the expanding Eastern Cape frontier. Most of the Trekboers on the eastern Cape frontier did not own slaves. The Voortrekkers were the descendents of the Trekboers who in turn were descended from generations of semi nomadic pastoralists living on the eastern Cape frontier.

Professor Wallace Mills notes that most of the Trekboers did not own slaves on the eastern frontier. Link. Stephen Crane notes that Andries Pretorius attempted to negotiate for peace with Dingaan before the battle at Nacome River. Link. Joseph Stromberg notes that the Transvaal Vierkleur was present as a symbol of anti imperialism at the Dem Convention of 1900. Link. The author Oliver Ransford noted that an urbane polish often went with the Boers of French Huguenot descent. Link.

The Afrikaner historian André Du Toit asserts that the Boers were not known as ardent Christians or for their religiosity before the Anglo-Boer War & that they were then believing in legends of spirits / primitive medicine & were superstitious. Link.

Most of the Boers were not in favour of slavery but protested the manner in which Britain compensated the few who owned slaves as many were unable to make the trip to England which would have negated any compensation due to the cost of traveling.

The Boer Republics were recognized under international law.

The Boers have been victims of colonization. Particularly when many died in the British concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War which lead to the conquest & annexation of the Boer Republics into the new macro state of South Africa. An estimated 27 000 Boer civilians died in the British created concentration camps representing about 15 % of the local Boer republican population.

Close to half of the total Boer child population of the republics were killed during the Anglo-Boer War.

The Boer Republics the Transvaal Republic & the Orange Free State were recognized by the Netherlands / Britain / France / Germany / Belgium & the United States of America.

There were 3 main Boer Diasporas after the Anglo-Boer War.

The main Diaspora went to the Patagonia region of Argentina beginning in 1903. This group still exists at present. Another group went to East Africa where modern Kenya exists. Most of these Boers eventually went back to South Africa during the 1930s. The other group went to the American southwest in New Mexico & Texas. The descendents of this group was later absorbed into American culture & adopted the English language but a number of Afrikaans surnames -of mainly Dutch / French & German origin- are still present.

The Boers of the republics fought two wars of independence against the British Empire while a number of Afrikaners from the Cape fought on the side of the British during the second Anglo-Boer War.

The British Empire forced the Boers into the state of South Africa. A state that they did not want.

The Boers of the republics were once in the majority as there were only small numbers of established groups in the far north east & west.

The Boers only wanted to govern themselves but were conquered at the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War & subsequently made co responsible for the Apartheid laws passed by the Cape based Afrikaner which were extensions of previous British segregationist laws.

The Boers are entitled under international law to self determination.

Numerous Boers do not accept the conditions they are in.

Flag of the Orange Free State (Oranje-Vrystaat)The tricolour in the canton of the Orange Free State flag is thought to be based on the tricolour which was used at Swellendam & Graaff-Reinet where the first Boer Republics were declared in 1795.

The Boer symbol raped by a Satanist symbol

The new South African flag is perceived to symbolize the destruction or defacement of the old Transvaal Vierkleur.

Due to the loss of life at the concentration camps the total White Afrikaans population could have been as large as 7 million instead of the current 3 million.

15 % of the Boer population died in the concentration camps. Most of the Boer civilians who died in the concentration camps were children under the age of sixteen. Half of the total population of Boer children of the republics died in the concentration camps.

The Constitutions of the Transvaal Republic & the Orange Free State were based on the Constitutions of the United States & France.

The Boers lost their independence in 1902 at the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War what they lost in 1994 was what little say they thought they still had in the old dispensation.

The Boers have had their own self governed independent republics in the past in Southern Africa & have been struggling for their independence since at least 1795.

The most well known Boer Republics were the Transvaal Republic also known as the South African Republic [ZAR. Ed.] / the Orange Free State / the Natalia Republic & the New Republic [Nieuwe Republiek. Ed.].

The Boers are not White colonials but are in fact an indigenous cultural group which was formed on African soil which is 350 years old. The first Boers were anti authoritarian & began to break their ties to Europe as soon as they began to trek eastwards during the 1690s & into the 1700s.

The Boers trekked around & by-passed the largest & densest Bantu population groups. The two largest Bantu groups the Xhosas & the Zulus were living in the eastern Cape & Natal. Members of these groups only arrived in the Transvaal after the discovery of gold.

The Boers of Natal under the leadership of Piet Retief obtained a treaty to settle part of the empty land under Zulu influence from the Zulu king.

Retief was later killed during a formal ceremony over the agreement & the Zulu King Dingaan went on to kill 500 Boers who were living in Natal.

Andries Pretorius offered to negotiate for peace with Dingaan if he were to restore the land the he initially offered to Retief. Link.

Hendrik Potgieter was held in very high regard by many African chiefs who came to pay their respects before his death in 1852.

Professor Wallace Mills notes that the Trekboer tradition of rebelling against colonialism & declaring republics predated the coming of the British & that Trekboer political notions were not too far from anarchy. Link.

There was a Boer Rolong alliance during the era of the Great Trek.

More than 1 700 Boer farmers have been killed since 1991.

The Boers are an anti colonial anti authoritarian pastoral people with roots in the region.

The Boers have been under siege for most of their history in South Africa.

The Boers farmed arid dry land which they make work.

The Boers fought against the Dutch colonial power particularly in 1795 / the British colonial power throughout the 19th cent / & the Afrikaner government notably during the 1914 Boer Rebellion.

A number of Boers were bywoners [poor tenant farmers who labour for the owners and do some farming of their own. Ed.] on the property of other Boers.

The destitute Boers of following the Anglo-Boer War became what was termed the proto urban poor.

Numerous Boers still call their language die taal.

Joseph Stromberg notes that the Voortrekkers lived in a state of stateless anarchism before the formal implementation of the republics.

Wallace Mills notes that Boer political notions verged on anarchism.

There were Boer civil wars from 1863 - 1869 among the districts of the Transvaal Republic.

The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that the Boers of the eastern frontier did not own slaves.

The South African government is phasing out the Commando system which will leave the commercial farmers unprotected against the increasing attacks & killings. Link.

The Boer & Afrikaner farmers occupy only 6% (six percent) of South Africa's total land surface, yet are targeted by the ANC's violence-driven 'land reform' program. Link.

The murder rate for South African farmers is 313 per 100,000 - the highest in the world. Link.

More than 1 700 Boer farmers have been killed since 1994. There are just 40 000 Boer farmers: hence it has been reported that they are the most at risk group for murder in the world. An average of 3 white farmers a week are killed.

The Boer nationalists do not consider themselves part of the right wing.

The Boers paid for their former independence & their right to be in Africa with their lives & sacrifices.

The ancestors of the Boers were dumped at the Cape by the VOC.

The German arrivals came up until 1795.

The Boers have been an historically poor people who were the proto urban poor of the cities after the Anglo-Boer War.

The Boers developed into a people long before the arrival of the colonial powers as they were brought to Africa by the VOC a private company which had no intention of starting a colony in the region.

The Trekboers who trekked away from the western Cape & into the interior did not have the protection of the State as they lived as nomads in stateless anarchy on the edges of the frontier.

The Cape Dutch attempted to retain nominal control over the Trekboers with the establishment of the towns of Swellendam & Graaff-Reinet. Link.

The Afrikaans language is considered the most developed African language.

The Voortrekkers were a blend of European style general & African chief. Link.

The Boers did not create Apartheid as it was created by the British then later expanded upon by the Cape based Afrikaners. Link.

Paul Kruger did not want the Cape Dutch to immigrate to the ZAR as he viewed them as being too pro British. Link.

Plans to create a monument to the Voortrekkers first occurred in 1895.

President Kruger attempted to stop Boers from crossing the Limpopo.

Robert van TonderRobert van Tonder left the National Party [Nasionale Party, NP. Ed.]  in 1961 in order to advocate for the restoration of the Boer Republics.

The Trekboers have been called the "gypsy of the desert" & compared to the nomadic Arab. Link.

This led to a spirit of restlessness and adventure. 'Trekgees' adventure spirit and 'drang om te trek', the urge to want to trek, became part of their psyche.

Boer families tended to settle in regions that were depopulated by Mfecane/Difaqane, and organize themselves as local clans with little centralized leadership. Instead of a centralized state, the Boers tended to produce many small "Boer Republics." From: Jim Jones. HIS 311 Lecture on Southern Africa 1800-1875. Link.

The most ardent Bitterenders were from the Orange Free State.

President T F Burgers tried to prevent the gold from being extracted as he believed that it would spell the end of the independence of the republic.

The Boers preferred to live in open spaces large enough that they did not see the smoke of their neighbours.

The British imported signs stating European non European as the Boers had long since thought of themselves as African. Link.

The Boers could be considered aboriginal to certain areas of the Kalahari Desert as the Khoisan people settled along the coast with the Boers being the first to live on certain regions of the desert.

The Boers & Zulus handed rocks of peace to each other in 1840 & in 1866 stacked rocks as a symbol of peace. Link.

The statues of Andries Pretorius / Piet Retief / Hendrik Potgieter are at the corners of the Voortrekker Monument.

The Boers are a distinct group apart from the Afrikaners.

The British illegally overturned the Sand River Convention & the Orange River Convention when they invaded & made war on the Boer Republics. The Conventions were recognized abroad pertaining to the independence of the Boer Republics.

The Boers were marginalized in the Republic of South Africa as it was a White Republic not a Boer Republic.

The Boers were marginalized by the Afrikaners. Link.

There were some Boers who did not take the Vow fearing the consequences should they break it.

The Boers did not conquer or subjugate the Zulus after the battle at Nacome River as they continued to exist in Zululand to the north.

The Boers have a long history of anti colonialism & an aversion to being ruled by foreign or alien cultural groups.

There were a total of 15 Boer Republics.

 
A new trek for Werner Kruger - Jan 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 January 2017 20:00

 

Werner Kruger

Werner Kruger, the Boer nationalist, who in the 2015 rode his horse Dapper (“Brave”), with a Vierkleur in his hand, for 1500 km, he has started a new trek these days.

2015: 1500 km on horseback with a Vierkleur. The trek of Werner Kruger for the Boer volk

Here below, a message from him:

Here are the preliminary dates and towns for the next few weeks.
Dins 24 jan - mafeking
Woens 25 jan - ottoshoop
Don 26 jan - zeerust

Sat 27 jan - groot marico
Moon 30 jan - swartruggens
Dins 31 Jan - Koster, North West
Free 03 hed - rustenburg
Woens 08 Tob-Maanhaar edge
Don 09 Tob-Hekpoort, skeerpoort and cosmos.
The time of arrival will be known as we make progress.
Thank you for everyone's interest and support
Boereliefde and regards.
Werner Krüger

SUPPORT WERNER KRUGER - SUPPORT THE BOER VOLK!


 
The RSA wasn't a true Republic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:58

 

Battle of Ventersdorp, August 9, 1991. RSA vs. Boer volk
Battle of Ventersdorp, August 9, 1991. RSA vs. Boer volk

The following article was taken from the blog “Republican Trekker Volk”.

May 15, 2012

The RSA Was Not a True Republic.

The Republic of South Africa declared on May 31 1961 was only ever a republic in name alone thus a nominal republic as it maintained the British Westminster system & turned the post of Governor-General into a ceremonial State President.

[ The Constitution of the Republic differed remarkably little from the Union Constitution. The object of the exercise was to bring about a single political loyalty for all White South Africans, not a new system. Nationalists hoped that the English speakers would abandon their dual loyalty once they could no longer look to Britain as a fatherland. ] From: Page 494. The Afrikaners: biography of a people. By Hermann Buhr Giliomee.

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The notable Boer Patriot Robert van Tonder left the National Party in 1961 over that party's betrayal of the Boer Republics [ & noted that the RSA was a threat to Boer identity ] & started advocating for the restoration of the Boer Republics as the only measure to ensure the survival of the Boer people / nation.

 
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