We are very grateful for your critique of our possible naivete in passing on the statistics on farm murders in South Africa compiled by Adriana Stuijt.
I have asked our Communications Director to post your comment on the Genocide Watch facebook page on South Africa just as it is. If you are right, we should be cautious about trusting the statistics of Ms. Stuijt.
Our major reason for raising the threat level to stage six were speeches of Julius Malema, his advocacy of farm invasions, and his continued leadership of the ANC "Youth League" (even though he is over 50). (Rooster note : You see here that he isn't exactly an authority on S.A right and should not be taken too seriously with his assessment ?) The farm murders were evidence of a polarized society (level 5). But Malema's speeches are far more ominous, and he was recently re-elected President of the ANC Youth League. However it is a hopeful sign that the ANC is taking disciplinary action against Malema for Marxist statements he recently made in Botswana.
For the time being we will stick with our re-classification of South Africa and Zimbabwe at Stage Six. But we are willing to question whether we are right to do so.