Jacob Argintaru | The Avro Post

Australia’s immigration department has begun investigating the persecution of white farmers in South Africa as the country prepares to take in a wave of refugees, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said in an interview with Sky News Australia Tuesday morning.

Last month, Dutton told The Daily Telegraph that the immigration department plans on issuing special fast-track visas to South African farmers fleeing their country due to ongoing racially-driven persecution by their government.

Whites have been the ongoing victims of racially-motivated rape, murder, torture, and destruction of property in post-apartheid South Africa. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently pledged to seize white-owned farmlands without compensation.

Australia’s decision to take in white refugees fleeing South Africa comes shortly after Brisbane’s “March for South Africa,” where thousands of Australian citizens and South African immigrants rallied in support of their government recognizing the crisis.

For more on South Africa, check out “Farmlands,” a documentary series about the situation produced by Canadian journalist Lauren Southern.

More details to follow | Image of Australian MP Peter Dutton from The Guardian.

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