Bulwer farm attack condemned

2017-05-26 06:00

THE areas that fall under Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, which covers Underberg, Bulwer and Creighton, is under a dark cloud after a 64-year-old farmer was stabbed to death in his Tatoon farm in Bulwer last Wednesday.

It is alleged he was stabbed with a garden fork and his body set alight by unknown attackers.

The mayor of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Municipality, Ngeneleni Mncwabe condemned the incident and called for people to protect farmers.

“We want police to do a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to book. The municipality has a good relationship with the farmers’ association because farmers contribute in the fight against the unemployment rate by creating job opportunities.

“They also contribute to the growth of the local economy. The attack of farmers worries the municipality,” she said.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident in a statement and said the motive for the attack is unknown and unclear. He said no arrests have been made.

In February, a 79-year-old farmer was attacked in his farm in Underberg and another farmer from West Isley was shot and killed.

Most people in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma area depend on farming and agriculture for employment.

THE areas that fall under Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, which covers Underberg, Bulwer and Creighton, is under a dark cloud after a 64-year-old farmer was stabbed to death in his Tatoon farm in Bulwer last Wednesday.
It is alleged he was stabbed with a garden fork and his body set alight by unknown attackers.

The mayor of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Municipality, Ngeneleni Mncwabe condemned the incident and called for people to protect farmers.
“We want police to do a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to book. The municipality has a good relationship with the farmers’ association because farmers contribute in the fight against the unemployment rate by creating job opportunities.
“They also contribute to the growth of the local economy. The attack of farmers worries the municipality,” she said.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident in a statement and said the motive for the attack is unknown and unclear. He said no arrests have been made.

In February, a 79-year-old farmer was attacked in his farm in Underberg and another farmer from West Isley was shot and killed.
Most people in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma area depend on farming and agriculture for employment.  

 

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