Next refugees for America: White South Africans?

South Africa was supposed to be a powerful example to the world of how a country could move past racial divisions and become a “rainbow nation.”

But with Nelson Mandela long dead and a worsening economy, it looks more likely South Africa is on the way to becoming another Zimbabwe.

One author says it’s time for the United States to start admitting white South Africans as refugees to the United States – before things escalate to genocide.

International journalist Alex Newman, a onetime resident of South Africa and the author of “Crimes of the Educators,” says South Africa has reached a critical turning point in recent weeks.

“The situation has deteriorated significantly,” he told WND. “The lunatic president has announced a scheme to steal land owned by whites without compensation, for instance. This will be terrible not just for the owners of the farms, but for the entire country. We don’t even have to speculate about what will happen, we can just look north to Zimbabwe. This will be a disaster for all South Africans, not just the direct victims of the state-backed thievery.”

Under pressure from anti-white radical Julius Malema’s “Economic Freedom Fighters,” scandal-plagued South African president Jacob Zuma recently called for the unity of black parties to allow the expropriation, literally theft, of white-owned land without compensation.

Such a policy has led to famine and economic ruin in neighboring Zimbabwe, the former Rhodesia.

South Africa is already facing an economic crisis, with slower-than-expected economic growth, drastic declines in critical economic sectors such as mining and a jobless rate of over 25 percent.

Racial tensions are increasing, with black students recently rioting over paintings and statues of white people at South African universities, and persistent rates of high crime, especially against white farmers.

Tensions within the black community are also high, as South Africa has been plagued by xenophobic attacks by South African blacks against other black Africans attempting to immigrate into the country from nations where conditions are even worse.

Malema, Zuma and other South African political leaders are comfortable openly engaging in hate speech against white South Africans, especially renditions of the African National Congress song “Shoot The Boer.”