Farm killing appalling - CDP

2010-05-17 16:06
Bloemfontein - The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) on Monday said it was appalled at a farm killing near Potchefstroom in which the body of farmer Johan Strydom was apparently dragged behind his bakkie.

"According to reports, this was a gruesome murder...," CDP leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

It appeared that the 40-year-old Strydom had not ill-treated his workers - a charge regularly made against farmers by the ANC, he said.

Botha said that the good relationship between slain farmers and their workers had been evident in many reports on farm murders this year.

The CDP said the attack on Strydom came shortly after the ANC dropped a disciplinary charge against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, for singing the lyrics "shoot the boers" despite being ordered to stop.

"Rather than keeping appointments with organised agriculture, the Minister (of Agriculture Tina Joemat-Pettersson) hangs around abroad, and now also engages in singing the nationalisation tune and holding the Zimbabwe land grab over the heads of farmers."

Botha said the CDP deplored every criminal deed in South Africa and felt that law-abiding South Africans deserved better.

It was reported that guests arrived for a braai on Strydom's farm near Potchefstroom on Saturday to find him dead, with a chain around his ankles.

His assailant was thought to have attacked him at his gate, then dragged the body to a storeroom behind his bakkie.

The vehicle was later found deserted in Potchefstroom and a 21-year-old man was arrested.
 


- SAPA
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