The White Cross Monument is a memorial site for victims that were raped, tortured and murdered in South Africa over the past 18 years. The monument is unique in the world as it grows annually, with more crosses being added each year, to commemorate the latest victims of Systematic Genocide.
The monument is not registered under the terms of the National Monuments Act of 1969. The government of South Africa and in particularly the current president Cyril Ramaphosa, denies its existence and do not recognise incidents of “Boers”, “Farmers” or Europeans being murdered.
In an interview with the Heritage Foundation, spokesperson Cecilia Kruger encouraged the preservation of the White Cross Monument, but excluded the possibility of the monument being supported by the Heritage Foundation because of lack of funding and jurisdiction.
The monument is located on a hillside at Ysterberg, just outside Mokopane. It can be found on the road between Potgietersrus and Pietersburg, in Limpopo Province South Africa.
So far over 4000 crosses have been erected at the monument, by families and friends of the victims. Many of the crosses are arranged in a pattern, to form a large white cross giving the landscape its name. The number of crosses represents only a small fraction of the people that were murdered. Estimates of the actual number of people murdered vary with some as high as 70 000. Every year more and more crosses are added.
Take a day trip to the Whitecross Monument on Saturday 19 September 2020. Join popular musicians Steve Hofmeyr, Danie van der Westhuizen, and other Afrikaans artists and show your solidarity to the families and friends of the victims of hate crime in South Africa.
Entrance is free, consider making a donation to the curator – Lita Fourie.
The curator is Lita Cross Fourie. For the past 18 years, she has organised and managed the upkeep of the monument.
Map to White Cross Monument
September 2020 White Cross Memorial Day
We take a look at the day’s proceedings through the eyes of independent media and political commentator COL (Ret) William M. (Chris) Wyatt, CEO at The Indaba Africa Group, and previously Director of African Studies at the United States Army War College. Colonel Chris Wyatt is an expert on Africa having lived, studied, and worked in many countries in Africa, during which he acquired extensive knowledge of African politics.
On Saturday, September 19th 2020, 60 more White Crosses were added to the more than 4000 calling out to the Heavens at this Monument for the victims of Farm Murders. 60 more lives lost on South African Farms between September 2019 and August 2020… in a war on farmers that the ANC refuses to acknowledge!
The latest victims remembered on this somber day, where Glen (63) and Vida (60) Rafferty who were attacked and shot dead on their farm on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Then there are the other victims of this undeclared war whose names will not appear on a cross against the hill. They were tortured and murdered in their homes, in retirement villages, in “secure” residential estates, in towns and cities large and small, most of them elderly and defenseless. These are the names of such victims in the past 3 weeks! 10 more lives lost…
Dennis (74) and Maria (70) Da Silva were attacked when opening their store and stabbed to death on Sunday August 30th.
Johan Kriek (53) was attacked in his home and stabbed to death on Tuesday, September 1st.
Andries Venter (56) was high jacked, shot dead and his body dumped in a ditch on Friday, September 4th.
Ernest Zeelie (60) was attacked in his home and drowned in his bathtub on Tuesday, September 8th.
Hettie (79) and Lizette (55) Deacon were attacked in their home and stabbed and suffocated to death on Thursday, September 10th.
Rosalie Reed (73) was attacked and beaten to death in her home on Thursday, September 10th.
Jakkie Grobler (80), was attacked in her home, raped and beaten to death with a walking stick on Monday, September 21st.
Sias Willemse (74) was attacked in his home and was shot and strangled to death on Monday, September 21st.
During this same period an 89-year-old Woman was attacked in her home and raped, an 81-year-old farmer was left blinded after being shot, 2 other farmers are fighting for their lives in hospital. Countless others were stabbed, shot, beaten, tortured… but survived.
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Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act signed into law by President Donald Trump
The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act was ratified and passed into law by President Donald Trump on 14 January 2019. The law helps to prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing the United States Government’s capacity to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises.
Exhibit of the systematic genocide of a Minority
On September 6, 2019, people gathered at the White Cross Monument, to mourn the tragic loss of their loved ones. Men, women and children that were raped, tortured, and brutally slaughtered.
As new crosses are added to decorate the hillside, this little boy caught the eye of our volunteer photographer.
This White Cross is that of Janus Powell. On the evening of 20 April 2019, Janus was murdered on his farm between Hopetown and Bloemhof.
Only 37 years old, he was murdered in front of his parents, Antoon and Tharina Powell, and his wife Anemie.
Less than six months ago, Little JJ (3), was asleep in their house.
When he woke up.
It would be in a terrible new world. One in which his father, had just been gunned down in cold blood. Janus Powell’s cross now joins the thousands of murdered people in South Africa.
Next to the little boy, our photographer noticed a little girl, about 7 years old, hugging a White Cross with the words “Pappa Kallie”.
Pappa means daddy in Afrikaans.
The scene is tragic beyond words, as more crosses join the thousands of White Crosses on display, transforming the landscape at the White Cross Monument into a War like Cemetery.
For the victimised minority of people, the White Cross Monument will forever be, the legacy of the failing democracy, called South Africa.
The monument represents, the failure of every voter in South Africa, that keeps corrupt and bloodlust politicians in power.
Sister Memorial erected in KwaZulu Natal
Following a series of terrorist attacks in the province, the community of KwaZulu Natal erected two kilometers of White Crosses on the road between Normandy and Newcastle to honor the victims of systematic genocide in South Africa.
On 05 September 2020 members of the community honored the murdered victims with a 2500 vehicle protest.
Sister Memorial erected in Eastern Cape
In remembrance of the slaughtered farmers in the region members of the community erected white crosses on the road to Jeffreys Bay.
Evidence of Government and Mainstream Media Corruption
In South Africa, minority ethnic groups are particularly targeted, by hate crime and economic discrimination, encouraged by political leaders with communist ideologies, leading to large scale hardship and involuntary displacement of people.
Despite a mountain of evidence – the plight of minorities is hardly mentioned in the mainstream media. Over 70 000 human beings have been murdered and over a million have fled South Africa under duress of rape, torture, and murder.
READ MORE: Learn about the forced displacement element of Genocide
The White Cross Monument serves as real-time evidence of Systematic Genocide while the world watch in silence.
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About the Curator of the White Cross Monument
The self appointed curator of the monument, is Lita Cross Fourie. For the past 18 years, this lady has organised and alone carry the financial burden, for the upkeep of the monument. This “annual day of remembrance” can only be commemorated, because of Lita’s determination and her selfless commitment to maintain the monument.
The White Cross Monument, is the only one of its kind. “It belongs to the people of South Africa.” sais Lita. Lita’s commitment to this cause, comes from a deep personal loss, after her own parents was murdered. To support Lita and contribute towards the costs of the monument, please make a donation.