Genocide Watch upgraded South Africa to stage 5 (polarization) from 2001 – 2011 because the country’s racial divisions continued, there was a high level of youth unemployment in the black population, and the country had an appalling crime rate, including one of the world’s worst rape rates gainsays all groups in the country. Genocide Watch has been particularly concerned for over ten years at the hate crimes perpetrated against Boer farmers and other whites – bodies of murder victims dissembled and disfigured, old women raped in front of their husbands, and other strong evidence of racially targeted crimes. However, Genocide Watch had no evidence that the South African government was encouraging these crimes or that they were organised by an organised hate group.
Now Genocide Watch states that they have evidence of organised incitement to violence against white people. It began with the rise of Julias Malema, President of the African National Congress Youth League, who began singing the old anti Boer song: Kill the Boer” at rallies of the youth League, then called for expropriation of white owned lands while he was in Zimbabwe visiting Robert Mugabe, and has most recently called Botswana’s racially harmonious society “neo-colonial,” and has called for the over through of Botswana’s government. Genocide watch will not downgrade the situation to stage 5 until Malema steps down from government..