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Agri SA: Farm murders hurt economy

2011-02-23 20:22

Bloemfontein - The wave of farm murders has triggered mounting concern within the agricultural community which is demanding immediate steps to stop it, the commercial farming body Agri SA said on Wednesday.

"I am frustrated that the horror crimes farmers are exposed to are not priority crimes for the government,” said Johannes Moller, president of Agri SA, in a statement.

Moller said farm murders must be addressed as one of the “focal points” if government was serious about its aims to turn agriculture into an area for job creation.

He specifically referred to attitudes, statements and conduct that was needed from political role players to build a community where lives, property rights and cultural heritage was respected.

Moller said everybody must make a contribution to make a success of South Africa’s diverse community.

He said the country should focus on a combined vision for the future rather than on aspects which were an example of the country’s divided past.

“For this reason I am disappointed that the ANC, in the midst of a series of farm murders, decided to join ANC Youth league president Julius Malema for the continued use of the lyrics, 'shoot the boer'.

He was referring to the ruling party's application to join the South Gauteng High Court proceedings in Johannesburg where the use of the lyric will be contested.

Moller gave farmers the assurance that Agri SA would demand from government more action to stop farm murders.
 

Comments
  • Chris - 2011-02-23 20:43

    Can we get the exact statistics about farmers/food producers in our country.I have seen figures of 3 800 farmers out of 12 000 being killed.That is over 30%.What about farmers who left the country?How do we ensure a sustainable farming community or food producing chain?

      Johnny - 2011-02-24 08:15

      ...but the ANC doesn't care a damn... ....bunch of fools....

  • FarmerBrown - 2011-02-23 21:29

    I'am leaving! Rather farm in Canada where i'm not at risk. Sorry folks but thats 150 jobs gone and 400 k a month out of my local community. Fact is, Ive had death threats, been shot at three times, my wife and her sister beaten and robbed at home, and we both been hijacked. Thats more than our fair share.

      jkoorts - 2011-02-23 21:33

      400K/150 = R2800 average salary

      Cyril - 2011-02-23 21:44

      I agree with you man-FUCK THESE FUKKERS. Let them starve!!!

      jean.dutoit - 2011-02-24 06:53

      I wish you and your family the best of luck in Canada. I heard that there are fantastic opportunities for farmers there.

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 07:28

      I would do the same if I could - this is not only attacks on farmers there has been a one sided war against whites since 1994, while making statements to the contrary. For me this is just another useless dictatorship, it is time to fight back or leave. As Cyril states 'fuck them let them starve', if not for white settlement here they would have eaten each other long ago.

      rethan - 2011-02-24 09:22

      typical Fakkirs. Once this place is on the same level as Zim they will cry to the Western world for help.

      TheNewSA - 2011-02-24 17:02

      Sorry to hear that Farmer. All the best in Canada and I hope you get to watch some good ice hockey there. You guys are the core of our countrys food and suppliers of jobs to our workers, its so sad what is happening and that people such as yourselves, who are the real kings in my eyes, are treated like scum and forced to leave. All the best mate.

  • Cyril - 2011-02-23 21:43

    This is so Fukken sickening. Why dont the farmers hoard their products or just not farm. Bring these ANC Bastards to their knees!!

      Stofbolletji - 2011-02-23 21:54

      Cyril,that is a great idea.Why don't Agri SA organise a planned farmer food production stop/strike?Force the ANC to do something about theses farm murders and they will cause they know if they then don't act it could mean billions lost.It goes over my head why this has not been done ages ago!!??All farmers will be in surely!

      blk - 2011-02-24 12:06

      Cyril.. u fucken idoit.. how do u tink ANC dan stop dat.. plz share with us... how do u stop an idividual from comitin crime...

  • Stofbolletji - 2011-02-23 21:54

    Cyril,that is a great idea.Why don't Agri SA organise a planned farmer food production stop/strike?Force the ANC to do something about theses farm murders and they will cause they know if they then don't act it could mean billions lost.It goes over my head why this has not been done ages ago!!??All farmers will be in surely!

      anvanaardt - 2011-02-24 08:32

      Ai Stof bolletjie, and how do you suppose the farmers then to pay the laborers, pay the tractor installment the medicine for the animals etc.if they stop producing or even to strike...remember to run a farm is expensive especially now a days that same tractor do not run on water hey??? Diesel.....most farmers do not even break even after a maize crop do you know what a farmer gets for a ton of maize? chuckle chucle...

  • Jakkals - 2011-02-23 22:26

    "Agri SA: Farm murders hurt economy" - it leaves you hungry too! Contrary to popular belief; PnP, Spar, Checkers, OK et al do not grow vegies and meat in their warehouses.

  • Kaizo - 2011-02-24 00:10

    "I am frustrated that the horror crimes farmers are exposed to are not priority crimes for the government,” No crime is a priority for the police, they don't give a damn.

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 07:50

      Wake up Kaizo. The government are the ones behind the crimes on farmers. What do you think the ANCYL slogan 'kill the boer kill the farmer' means. You have to realize what they are saying is what the government are saying. These useless idiots want to kill off their food supply, 'very clever people in the ANC' Best solution would be for farmers to stand together and strike until these idiots change, unfortunately they don't have the ability or wisdom to change without extreme measures.

      TheNewSA - 2011-02-24 17:04

      @wide awake, I've always believed what you have just said, that this crime and anti-boer campaign is designed by the government to eradicate whites. It has and seems will always be about race in this country :(

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-02-24 04:49

    This is in the ANC constitution believ it or not:!!! "Combat all forms of tribalism, regionalism, nepotism, and other forms of discrimination based on race and sex as well as combating factionalism and malicious gossip within our ranks"

      Wernerkwane - 2011-02-24 06:36

      They are not COMBATING it they are THRIVING on it. Looks nice on paper though doesn't it.... but we all know this is just bull$h!t don't we.

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 07:56

      It is a good tactic to confuse people - make it look like you are protecting them while killing them, wake up people, how many more have to be killed before you realize what the intent is?

  • mobil - 2011-02-24 05:22

    Mechanize as much as possible. Boot all labourers and their families off these farms. Organize armed "neighbourhood" watch with fellow farmers in your communities. Travel in convoy. Erect security compounds around the homes and livestock. Collectively hire mercenaries to provide security services. Use your collective "power" and cease to provide your produce to the markets for 1 month. Export everything!! YOU have the power to make this government pay attention and force them take action against this genocide of white farmers. Sorry fellow South Africans, but if everybody just sits around and talks about these travesties, but does nothing......your beautiful country will soon be a starving wasteland. Many farmers have been offered land in other African states and Georgia, where they will be appreciated by Nations who understand the devastation and starvation that occurs in a country at war. Make no bones about it!!! SA you are at war with the criminal element and your government is taking full advantage of this unchecked situation for their own gain.

      FarmerBrown - 2011-02-24 06:40

      The problem with your theory.... the people that work for me are generally good people... just trying to make a living like anyone else. The relationship I have with my staff is excellent. My staff are under the same sort of attack as me. They are raped, cell phones violently stolen, houses broken into and are victims to countless other crimes.The police are totally ineffective and remain compromised.( Not one of the cases brought have been solved) Reporting a crime adds considerable risk and makes you a target for corrupt police and also the perpetrators.

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 08:03

      Well said mobil - I agree, Treat the the situation for what it is 'war'. Travel in convoys 'time to unite' This would be another starving African country without our farmers. As the brilliant Magabe has made Zim a desolate useless country, so will these idiots unless something is done.

  • pigspotterPe - 2011-02-24 07:29

    Farmer brown good luck with that one less whinger

  • Alwyn - 2011-02-24 07:32

    In Zimbabwe the farmers were forced off their land by so called war veterans,some still in primary schools,They were told that they will face starvation by doing that,still they continued untill the farmers left.Then the anticipated starvation did not happen because SA supplied them with food,an influx of Zimbabweans fled to SA,Robert Mugabe and cronies continued without opposition,SA THROUGH THE MOUTHPIECE Malema,a big mouth piece i might add insist on singing the "Shoot the boer " song enticing attacks on the "the hands that feed the nation" Sapekoe near Tzaneen was a thriving farming bussiness in the tea industry that gave jobs to many people 95% black,A land claim changed all that,Now its Bancrupt,with in fighting amongst trustees and plenty people jobless,a lot of simmilar examples around the country proves that the black community of SA can not function without the white farmers,but by saying this im sure to be branded a racist,no im not a racist just a realist.In the cental Africa and Mozambique SA farmers gets offers of land ,they can see the need for productive farms, keeping in mind that many years ago they also forced farmers off the land ,and today they admit with their invite that they made a huge mistake.The ANC does not see it this way and victmisation,torture and murders will continue untill they end up starving then it will be to late

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 09:40

      Yes Alwyn you are right, you will be called a racist and after they have screwed the place into the ground, the excuse will be it is because of apartheid, I am a racist, racist against useless criminals who don't have the ability to improve or even maintain anything, only how to turn a flourishing country into wasteland. 'I have no respect or time for them, for me they simply don't exist, I wouldn't even pee on them, there is nothing more useless or destructive on the planet and I pray that soon they all don't exist. They have had an undeclared war since 1994, that's how they function, not one of them has any courage, it takes an armed gang of these 'scraps' to kill two old people on a farm. Where in the world do you see a government that has a slogan to kill it's farmers. These are not people or even animals they are simply useless parasites. My slogan for them - Mtafoad

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 09:50

      I keep saying it - think about this - If the farmer had to defend himself and kill the gang of scraps, he would be arrested, what is the underlying message. It means 'we can kill you, you may not defend yourself, we will charge you anything we like for services and if you do not pay we will cut you off'. You must pay high tax and toll roads to keep our brothers who we sometimes put in prison comfortable, so they stay healthy to kill you when we let them out.We tell the world this is a rainbow nation all welcome, this is so they will give us finance, but really we want to kill you boers. Our great son brother Julius slogan is what we really want. That is what the underlying message is. Mtafoad

  • MJ - 2011-02-24 07:42

    Give every farmer security guards he/she chooses. If the state could pay for asshole Malema guards the state could pay for guards for every farmer which lifes is really in danger of being murdered!

      Alwyn - 2011-02-24 07:47

      The gaurds will be the murderers,easy access,its like a wolf in sheeps clothing,because this will be a job creation innitiative and only open to blacks

      MJ - 2011-02-24 08:41

      Alwyn, as mentioned, the farmer choose the guards, not the state.

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 10:05

      Exactly - they need to guard their parasite mouthpiece. Typical no-courage behaviour of scrap parasites - as always Mtafoad

      wide awake - 2011-02-24 10:08

      Farmers should employ their own defense people made up from their own choices and pay for it from what they give in taxes.

  • one-way - 2011-02-24 09:57

    If you`re a farmer , you might not have to "sukkel" for long!Your farm might be one of the farms which form part of the 30% of arable land which must be under black ownership by 2014. This upcomming land-grab will be the litmus test for the resistance to the A.N.C.`policies. Those that are not farmers stop smirking , your one - man band bussiness will become a faltering duet as you share profits with a cadre. We`ll see whose got balls of steel, an iron will, lots of spunk in a solid frozen chunk! Not luke-warm cream in a trickling stream... Hang in there! The fun has only just begun!

      Baboon - 2011-02-24 10:24

      I'm afraid you are quite correct. These all-consuming barbarians will stop at nothing to take everything away from the dwindling white population. That is the history of Africa. It is also the downfall of Africa.

  • nem - 2011-02-24 10:28

    Dont worry the new budget is putting new money asside for fighting crime,,,,the only thing that fights crime is competent cops not money,they wont give us firearms licenses anymore,so our right to protect ourselves and our freedom is a breech of our human rights,they are declaring war on us by not doing anything. Farmer brown may I suggest that you re locate to the Western Cape as ultimately we will have some kind of autonomy there,if not complete independence,the ANC said they wanted to drive us back to the sea,all well with that then,we will just wan tour own homeland like the transkei and ciskei had.

  • pigspotterPe - 2011-02-24 11:09

    No! Farmer brown dont come to western cape we do want your type here!nem do make your own mudcakes capetown is kullids only

  • motsokwane - 2011-02-24 11:33

    Blame the killings on Elephants and Crocodile,they seem to have joined Malema too.

  • Cyberman - 2011-02-24 13:45

    As a farmer I'm sure I speak on behalf of most farmers when I say we all feel totally betrayed by our current ANC Govt. While Malema is chewing on his prime SA Beef fillet and veg and getting drunk on SA wines provided by our farmers, he is also ranting on about "Kill the boer" songs at the same time! Unlike in other civilised Countries where food security is a priority and farmers are held in high esteem, our Govt does F-all in terms of protecting us from attacks or assiting us farmers in times of need resulting from drought or other natural disasters. We feel marginalised, unsafe and who can say for sure whether our land will also be "grabbed" from us Zim style..

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