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Farm murder blamed on government

2011-02-21 10:22

Stellenbosch - The widow of a murdered Stellenbosch farmer says she doesn't hold a grudge against his killers, but holds the government responsible for his death.

“I blame my husband’s death on the government. Members of Parliament enrich themselves instead of doing something about illegal immigrants, or focusing on job creation and poverty relief," said Zelda Costa, 42.

She was speaking to Die Burger on Sunday following the death of her husband Alberto Costa, 44, on their farm Cloetesdal, right next to Khayamandi, early on Friday morning.

No grudge

Costa was shot dead just outside the farmhouse door when he went out to investigate suspicious noises.

"I don’t hold a grudge against the person or people who killed my husband. They didn’t come to murder Alberto Costa; they don’t even know his name. They probably came here to put food on their tables.

 “But I do resent the government,” she repeated in an emotional yet firm voice.

About 12 friends held a meeting on the farm on Sunday to discuss how they can help the widow with the practical aspects of the farm.

Rudi Buys, a farmer and a close friend of the victim, said: “If everyone who promised to do so shows up to help with the harvest [on Monday], the rest of Stellenbosch won’t be harvesting.”

Reward


Tiaan Strauss, a former Springbok rugby player and a good friend of the Costa family, confirmed that they have offered a R20 000 reward for information which could lead to the successful arrest and trial of the murderers.

Mrs Costa emphasised that the reward has nothing to do with her wanting revenge.

"But if they aren’t caught, someone else might feel the same pain we’re going through.”

The Costas have two children, Valerio, 7, and Ava, 2.
 

Comments
  • Alwyn - 2011-02-21 10:32

    The Goverment has been involved in The Genocide of White farmers since they took control in this country,and they will continue being involved because they want the whites to emigrate to Europe in order for them to have control of all the countries wealth as long as i lasts

      brapeebo - 2011-02-21 11:05

      @Mpho...Very funny. You were probably invented by some white dude too, weren't you? Hehehe...

      Maki - 2011-02-21 11:09

      That is such nonsense Mpho! Boetie we had as much to do with building this country as a white man. If it was not for apartheid there would be no poverty. The ANC is going to make this country very wealthy with the new Mining Company. Poverty will decline and so will the horrible murders, not just on farmers, but on black people in townships too.

      Johnny - 2011-02-21 11:18

      ....ANC = useless....!! ......corrupt, incompetent, communists...

      Steve - 2011-02-21 11:27

      @Maki - I agree with your sentiment regarding apartheid, but to think that the ANC is going to make this country wealthy with the new mining company is as naive as beleiving in the tooth fairy ...

      reibad - 2011-02-21 11:29

      You're absolutely right. The Government's liability however lies in their un-involvement in attempting to curb this brutal crime against all mankind in South Africa. Unfortunately, due to being so isolated from the surrounding communities, farmers are "soft" targets for these barbarians, therefore so many farm murders. So, Dalmation...sorry Darwinian, contrary to your belief that this is an ANC initiative as you've stated below..our government is at great fault for being negligent, casting a blind eye on security issues and for abolishing the death penalty. With respect and condolences to Mrs Costa and her wishes, I believe these animals should be caught and killed in a most inhumane manner. These executions should take place in public, be recorded and broadcasted on a regular basis. This should reduce all senseless killing to the minimum!!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-02-21 11:38

      Mpho just use your brains if you have any, that is just rubbish

      Laamja - 2011-02-21 11:47

      @Maki....are totally insane???? The new mining company is not going to make the country rich!Its only going to make the ANC leaders rich...you FOOL! Where in the world do you see the ANC giving people money? Not going to happen brother...and for the jobs? The jobs on the mines are already filled....only the leadership is going to change....for the worse

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-21 11:50

      @Maki: Are you an idiot?? Look at everything that is run by the ANC? Has any of those companies shown profit? No, don't think so. Looks like Zuma has caught another fool with his lies.

      ET - 2011-02-21 11:53

      @Maki - excuse me? there is poverty in all countries. You can not blame apartheid. There's "apartheid" in all countries, we were just stupid enough to give it a name!

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 11:57

      Shame Maki, my poor disillusioned friend. If you really think that ANC is going to make anyone rich besides themselves, you are in for the shock of your life. I feel sorry for you, you are one of the people that are being brainwashed into believing the drivel from the ANC.

      Sako3006 - 2011-02-21 12:49

      @ Maki - There we go again, the ANC can only make this country wealthy by taking from others (Whites). Everything must always come for free. Vote ANC. The only reason why people vote for the ANC is becuase they want houses ect. for free. The ANC can not give eg.houses to everyone that votes for them. I wish that people can start working for things in life. A stupid X on a paper will not help you get anything. This article is about the goverment not doing anything to prevent crime and violence.Now we already thinking of the mining and money and not the violence this article is about WAKE UO!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      reibad - 2011-02-21 12:49

      @ Maki. What did apartheid have to do with the poverty in Zambia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, in fact, the rest of Africa? Wake up my China..all you and your chinas and their china's chinas may have a hand in, is global cooling with the use of Smirnoff Spin!!!

      exocist - 2011-02-21 13:36

      why don't farmers advertise on gumtree or in the papers for young folk who are unemployed or those living in squatter camps to come live with them on these isolated farmsteads? they can help with the farming and be armed, like a mini kibutz, and if the farmer is wealthy he could build these youngsters a small house next to his, the more people on the farm the less dangerous, it's a small price to pay for your protection and restfull sleep at night,you can even introduce guard duty at night FARMERS SHOULD START THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX EVEN PUSH UP THE PRICE OF THIER PRODUCE TO COVER THESE SECURITY FINANCES then the blame for price hikes can be blamed on the goverment for not doing their duty CAN SOMEONE GET THIS MESSAGE OUT TO THE FARMERS UNIONS

      Laamja - 2011-02-21 13:58

      @exocist....are you insane???? Not be RACIST or anything but most of the unemployed from squatter camps ARE the MURDERS! You can't build a security force out of crimals...that would be like the POLICE force or the ARMY...corrupt!

  • brapeebo - 2011-02-21 10:39

    I can only imagine how much pain you are in Mrs Costa, and may your husband's soul rest in peace. I disagree with you, however, on who's to blame for this cruelty. There are may people who are in far worse situations than these murderers, but they don't cary guns to people's home in the dark jsut to fill an empty stomach. Most of these idiots squander their loot on booze and drugs, until they go on to kill again. I'm saying this as a great critic of the government, but what happened to our own individual morality?

      Neutral-brow - 2011-02-21 10:49

      i totally agree

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-21 14:03

      I agree. Poverty is not the cause of crime and there are millions of poor people who would never dream of taking what does not belong to them. Poverty and violence at home does however contribute to our moral decline and that's a very fertile breeding ground for further violent crime. We are getting to the point where not even education is going to make a difference. Now we are seeing a rise in skilled and inventive criminals who have no conscience.

  • brinkcr - 2011-02-21 10:43

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE WIFE, CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF THE MURDERED FARMER, BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT TO BE POOR OR AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO MURDER. AS ALWYN HAS MENTIONED, THE ANC-GOVERNMENT AND ALL ITS AFFILIATES, ARE DEFINITELY BEHIND ALL THIS MURDERS AND SERIOUS CRIME IN OUR COUNTRY.

  • rethan - 2011-02-21 10:44

    I AGREE!

  • Nice Guy - 2011-02-21 10:53

    There is no third force. There is no planned extermination of white farmers.

      Thingamebob - 2011-02-21 11:43

      there is no political motive in these killings....thats been established. A lot of the killings are ex-employers that have been hard done by, by the farmer themselves. Go to George and Hartenbos and see the farmers second houses and then see how their workers live.

      Alwyn - 2011-02-21 11:53

      "Kill the Boer,Kill the farmer" Does this ring a bell,The Deceaced was a Farmer,The Deceased IN the Freestate Was also a farmer,Now How many farmer were killed since January this year?There is not a thisd force ,i agree ,only the ANC,and there is a definite plan to exterminate farmers,stats can not be manupilated

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 11:59

      Says you.....

      misterjakes - 2011-02-21 12:09

      Why are so many farmers and their families tortured most horribly before being killed? Perhaps not here, but in thousands of cases. Because it is not politically motivated? Whenever this state-driven polarisation against an ethnic group and hate (because torture indicates hate in these cases, where is has become morally acceptable for the black attackers to torture and kill the white victims) has occurred throughout history it has been acknowledged as genocide. Just because there is no 'official' policy does not mean the Marxist-trained government is not turning a blind eye and perhaps subtly encouraging it. What did their Soviet instructors do to their own people again? 30 million, anyone?

      exocist - 2011-02-21 13:49

      to thingamebob, if they are treated so badly why kill? ,go and move to the cities, there are lots of people poorer than them that live in the cities, it,s just an excuse for I DON'T HAVE SO I'LL TAKE

  • Ni-hao - 2011-02-21 10:53

    Down with this monkey goverment. I agree 100% with this yet another widow.

  • Darwinian - 2011-02-21 10:54

    This is an ANC initiative

  • annaline - 2011-02-21 10:56

    and just last week Afrikaners, in the likes of Steve Hofmeyr were made out to be ridiculous for standing up and for his awareness campaign, against farm murders, how many more people must go through the hell of losing a loved one for a cell phone and a few rand before our government do something about the lawlessness in this beautiful country that we call home?

      Jo - 2011-02-21 12:44

      no, last week Steve Hofmeyr made a worthwhile cause seem stupid by reacting hysterically to a nonsense report and milking it for publicity in the WRONG way. I hate farm murders, but I don't need to make a visiting rock band into the 'enemy' in order to make my point. It's actually just plain bad manners, and unprofessional not to check the truth of any report before screaming, shouting and bursting into tears on nationwide media channels.

      Zion - 2011-02-21 15:53

      Annaline, our ANC government is going to do exactly nothing to curb this spate of killings. It suits them fine and is tacitly welcome to them. Any other reasonable government in the world would do something to protect their citizenry because it is in their interests to do so. No sir, not the ANC Killing farmers falls well within their agenda.

  • bill - 2011-02-21 11:00

    ZUMA = CORRUPT TERRORIST

  • Matt - 2011-02-21 11:03

    A farm murder every day since Zuma's address (Welcome to the new Zimbabwe every1) prepare yourselves. Start investing oversees people, we all know which direction African countries go eventually.

  • Mike Webber - 2011-02-21 11:06

    I hate these stories, they're making me sick! Maybe minority groups should start forming gangs and attack sleeping black families in the night. See how they like it.

      brapeebo - 2011-02-21 11:20

      In addition to the AWB, Witwolf, and Boeremag? No no no,I prefer sushi!

      mchunusihle - 2011-02-21 11:28

      I say bring it on and see how far u will go with that u sick pig!

      Mike Webber - 2011-02-21 11:31

      Well now you know how we feel...

      Zondo - 2011-02-21 11:32

      why?

      Zondo - 2011-02-21 11:54

      @ Mike Webber, do u even read news papers Mike??? or you just select stories that talks about farm murders. People (ALL RACES)are brutally murdered everyday in SA. You are a disciple of both Malema & Dofmeyer....because you are speaking their language..dont be so Gullible and spineless

      Mike Webber - 2011-02-21 11:55

      Oh so you wouldn't like it ??? Good, we don't either. So tell your kind to stop murdering whites.

      misterjakes - 2011-02-21 12:13

      I don't hear any blacks singing: "kill the blacks!" You're missing the point, clever one.

      Enigma - 2011-02-21 13:13

      Gosh, how old are you? Six? People like you perpetuate racial conflict. grow up and accept YOU LIVE IN SA (and were probably made here)

      Zondo - 2011-02-21 14:45

      @Mike, U're a hopeless case. I told U to quit smoking TIK U wont listen. Anyway,dignifying your stupid comments with a response was a mistake. U're indeed a good & devoted student of Dofmeyer & Malema. They are very proud of you son!!! I wish U all the luck in living in hate...

      Gloria - 2011-02-22 07:59

      Bring it on Mike......

      York Hunt - 2011-02-24 07:30

      Mike if you killed 1000 a day, it wouldn't dent there numbers they breed so fast...

  • eddie.sephton - 2011-02-21 11:10

    This came in from the UK!    S.A Government makes huge profits from crime. Question:  "What is the influence of crime on the S.A. Govt?" Answer:  Crime generates millions and millions of Rand's for the SA Government Here are the facts.... Example 1: Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for "armed crime reaction" (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place - no wonder they never make any arrests! This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R240.00 x 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt! Example 2: A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?   We must begin with a mechanism whereby the SA Govt is forced to reconsider this unconstitutional and immoral practice of profiting from crime! All South Africans should demand that all payments related to protection of life and property should be VAT free and Tax deductible! This principle should also apply to replacement of stolen property as well as estate duty. If a person dies as a result of crime we should also demand that estate duty not be paid. How much do you think the SA Govt. has made out of estate duty from the murders of 1300 South African farmers? The S.A. Govt likes to compare us to overseas. Well overseas your safety and security is covered by your income tax and is tax deductible! It is time that South Africans stood together and made the Govt. and public aware of the Govt's "income" from crime. In the meantime crime is the goose that lays the golden egg. Is it also not unreasonable to expect victims of violence and hijackings to pay their own medical costs? The Govt. should pay for these expenses as well as family counselling for victims! Come on South Africa, ask the right questions and demand the right answers!

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-21 14:09

      well that's how I felt when I was winding up the estate of my murdered father. The first lot who were in line to claim from his estate was SARS! So they taxed him severely his whole life then failed to protect him as is his right as a citizen, he gets murdered and they then get a huge chunk of his estate! Money for doing NOTHING.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-21 14:21

      Another example to consider. I've had to replace my entire alarm system because of the power surges due to outtages and general irregularity in the Eskom power supply. R2,500. Its killed my printer and my microwave. R2,000. And chances are my geyser is going to go at some point too. Another R500. The government, due to their lack of effectiveness has cost me another R5,000. The security company who does our alarm says business is booming because so many systems have been fried by the outtages.

  • Homo-Sapien - 2011-02-21 11:17

    Sometimes I wonder if the ANCYL are ordering these killings... Wont be surprised.

      Darwinian - 2011-02-21 11:24

      well, the proof is in the pudding...or shall we say blood?

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-21 11:20

    My sincere condolences on your loss and what you are now going through Mrs. Costa. I do not follow your ideas though. "...I don’t hold a grudge against the person or people who killed my husband. They didn’t come to murder Alberto Costa; they don’t even know his name. They probably came here to put food on their tables..." I hold a grudge.

  • nuclear - 2011-02-21 11:21

    My condolences to the family! I can't help but wonder why every single farmer gets so much print news time while murders with other races hardly get any. Even dof Hof's publicity stunt was covered to the max, giving the skewed impression that crime affects Whites more than other races. Having said that, every murder is one too many & I hope justice will be served here!

      EchoTango - 2011-02-21 11:52

      Well nuclear maybe the reason farm murders are generating so much news is because the average murder rate under the farmers are 300 for every 100 000 individuals, the average for the rest of SA is "only" 34 for every 100 000 individuals. These figures comes from Interpol and it shows that being a farmer in SA is the most dangerous job in the world.

      misterjakes - 2011-02-21 12:17

      Also that blacks are singing: "kill the farmer", "one setler, one bullet", and the ruling party is trying to defend it.

      Jo - 2011-02-21 12:47

      They're also always employers, and in a coountry with our employment rate, it's weird to see that employers aren't actually MORE protected.

  • Expat - 2011-02-21 11:24

    "I don’t hold a grudge against the person or people who killed my husband. They probably came here to put food on their tables* ???????!!!! O M G!! These savages killed her husband and she makes excuses for them??? Wow. I'm stunned. These killings have nothing to do with putting food on the table! Usually nothing is ever stolen! My heart goes out to this poor poor crushed family. May strength be with you

      AJ - 2011-02-21 11:31

      Yeah if they so hungry I'd shove that cell phone down his throat until he swallowed the whole damn thing.

      ronbonjon - 2011-02-21 11:43

      Ha ha AJ - im still laughing excellent!!!!!

      Gorilla - 2011-02-21 12:11

      Sure AJ - until you find yourself at the business end of a 9mm. nice thought though.

      AJ - 2011-02-21 12:53

      @Gorilla - I was assuming you'd be holding him down for me..

  • Airwolf - 2011-02-21 11:28

    So Zelda Costa is excusing the actions of these murderers who killed her husband because they are poor and have no jobs. What about the millions of other people who are poor and jobless who lead honest lives and who are not murderers?

  • Zondo - 2011-02-21 11:29

    Poverty and uneployment is NOT an excuse to kill some1. These killers should be hanged... an eye for an eye! Failure to deal with crime in SA will be the ANC's downfall...it is really sickening to hear about these brutal murders every flippin day

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-02-21 11:39

    Maki please name a successful nationalized industry in any country.

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-21 11:49

    The only way to stop this is to shoot criminals where they stand, bring back the death penalty and to get rid of the corrupt ANC controlled government. We the people have the power to do this.

      misterjakes - 2011-02-21 12:20

      Until the criminals realise that they have even less to lose by just killing everyone... Only way is separate country for White SOuth Africans

  • Ntsikelelo - 2011-02-21 11:52

    Good people I think the issue of racism won't stop here in South Africa for as long as we pointing fingers to one another the issue here is to fight crime together & please remember that public is also government so let's play our role of accepting one another despite of colour or race so lets help the Police to find the suspects.

      ronbonjon - 2011-02-21 12:03

      well said

      Jo - 2011-02-21 12:51

      agreed.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-21 14:28

      Well that's all fine and dandy Ntsikelelo, let's all hold hands and dance.. but the police can't give them back their father and husband. I doubt whether they can even apprehend these criminals, more often than not they ARE the criminals! Stop being so happy just to accept things the way they are. It shouldn't be like this! Time to get angry! Together!

  • mikey.kilpatrick - 2011-02-21 11:57

    My heart aches for any family that has to deal with the violent death of a loved one. But to put one murder (a farmer) above thousands of others (poor or middle-class blacks/ coloured/ indians/ whites) makes no sense to me. I fail to see how "farm murders" can be placed into a separate category from the thousands of other murders in our country. Each family left behind faces pain and loss - does the fact the murdered person was a farmer make that murder any more important than the others? If so, how? Why? How are these "farm murders" racially motivated when black people kill other black people in Khayelitsha all the time, coloured drug addicts break into a house in a middle-class suburb, kill the coloured home owner... and so on, and so on. What makes "farm murders" so much more important than all the others? And where is the proof of ANY racial motivation? That said, my deepest sympathies to this family who lost their husband and father in Stellenbosch - and my deepest sympathies to all the other families (rich/ poor, black/white) who will lose family members in the unacceptable wave of violence still hitting our (well, my) beloved country.

      schmerz - 2011-02-21 12:10

      Have you ever seen a white farmer kill another white farmer?

      Mr Hobbit - 2011-02-21 12:19

      It's a political program, firstly. Shoot the Boer is not a metaphor, it means exactly that. Many, if not most, of these murderers do not steal a thing - but they kill a lot, including innocent children. Secondly, if you kill the farmers, who is going to put food on the tables of the nation, including the porrest of the porr. Subsistence farmers do not produce enough to feed other people. News of farm murders therefore deserve headlines every time. The proof of racial motivation lies in the fact that white people do not attack helpless black people in their homes, murder, rape and pillage them. Statistically, white people should commit every tenth farm murder, home invasion, bank robbery or cash heist. See?

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 12:22

      Do some research, the farming community in this country has the HIGHEST death rate of any other group of people in the country in percentage. Every farmer that is killed in this country is a blow to the country as a whole, farmers are the backbone behind the food you and your family eat every night. So when you sit down to your supper tonight, spare a thought for the murdered farmer who, with all of the valued farmers in this country have grown and provided the food you are about to eat under very trying and often hostile conditions. No life is better than another, but if you look at the statistics, they speak for themselves.

  • JS - 2011-02-21 12:06

    This will be stopped! If you have had enough like thousands of others, join Boere Krisis Aksie (BKA) on Facebook NOW... We will take the streets and make sure the Government understands how serious we are about our farmers!

  • shaunandroweena - 2011-02-21 12:20

    people don't kill people, the govt does.... and people don't kill people, guns do. my deepest sympathy to the family for their loss.

      Felix - 2011-02-21 14:52

      Happy Gilmore - guns don't kill people, I kill people LOL

      johan - 2011-02-21 20:44

      Your a funny, but sick person...

  • rodger w - 2011-02-21 12:21

    More farmers blood on the hands of De Klerk and his cronies who never thought of negotiating a deal that would protect the farms and the farmers. I cannot believe that they they were so ignorant as not to realize that this would happen. All we can say is 'WE TOLD YOU SO'

  • Ruwayda - 2011-02-21 12:21

    Why make everything a race issue. So sick of it. Farms are isolated and make easy targets for would be thieves. The killing of innocent people are wrong whether your black, white or colourd.

  • etangdescygnes - 2011-02-21 12:32

    Human DNA has roughly 2 900 000 000 base pairs - or coding letters (Biochemistry, 3rd edn, Lubert Stryer, 1988). A change in just ONE base pair changes brown "African" skin to white "European" skin. This smallest of all possible mutations happened when Africans migrated into Europe after the last Ice Age. Other changes produced skin colours found in Asia. The extent of genetic variations between people of the same so-called races is vastly larger than that of the genetic differences that ignorant people use to classify the "traditional races". You could just as well define races on the basis of the shapes of people's toes and the lengths of their fingers as on skin colour and curly/straight hair. In FACT the concept of race is bogus - an invention of the Victorian age that has no place in current society and law. "Two Africans sampled from the same village could have Y-chromosome or mtDNA lineages that are more divergent from eac other than either is to a non-African", (Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells, National Geographic Society, 2007, p. 150) If you stone-agers out there desperately want to be classified, then you can have your DNA examined and get yourself assigned to the closest genetic concentration of people that resembles you - and this will not be a race. In maintaining apartheid-style racial classification in employment and other laws, the ANC is perpetuating a wicked myth that divides the country. WE'RE ALL JUST HUMANS.

      shaunandroweena - 2011-02-21 12:53

      while i agree with you that we are ll just humans you have to bear in mind that the division with regards to employment is not based on genetics but rather on the Socio-Economic divisions created during Apartheid. genetic divisions were made during Apartheid. white people, at the time, and some still do now, thought themselves superior to any other group of people.

      ronbonjon - 2011-02-21 13:48

      that says it all - we are all humans!

      Baboon - 2011-02-21 14:00

      @pediman what is a "perimade"?

      MasterMind - 2011-02-21 14:01

      ag K@K man, then how do you explain the whole missing frontal lobe thing, or is that also just half a click on the chromosome ladder? missing frontal lobe = lack of logic & controlled thought, that is a fact and scientifically proven, so nothing can change that with pale comes more thought / logic / processing, unfortunately this is true, I want all to understand it is not their fault, it is genetic they are all phucked up in Africa, and refuse to take the assistance the ret of the world wants to offer, but will sell their slimy souls to the highest bidder as long as it is not European, they just don't realise they are about to become slaves to China - bwaaaa haaaa haaaaa !!!! IDJOTTI AMAZOTTI ...

      MasterMind - 2011-02-21 14:03

      @pediman - and I suppose you think Egyptians are "blek" - u are the fool, they are the most coriolanian looking of the lot, highly intelligent, unlike the "darkie" masses from down South.

  • Skottie - 2011-02-21 12:35

    Read this! http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/ANC-a-complete-mess-WikiLeaks-20110220

  • J.A.F - 2011-02-21 13:08

    To every one bickering about farmers being killed, I suggest an easy way to prepare for the future of our country. Tonight when you have a plate with meat, veggies and a nice glass of milk in front of you push it away, and obstain from eating and now do this for three consecutive days. Start getting use to this feeling, for when you kill a farmer you kill the direct source of food and produce that everybody take for granted when walking into Woolies and Spar or Checkers. I was in Zim when things were at their worst, you wont know what it is like to walk into a shop with a bag full of money and nothing on the shelves to buy. But keep on killing the farmers soon people will know what real hardship is, " The Third world war will be fought over food surity and water"

  • MasterMind - 2011-02-21 13:17

    1 farmer a day = 1 clan with lightning per wekk !!!!!!! bwaaa haaaa haaa haaa haaaa

  • Louis III - 2011-02-21 13:19

    Oh for crap's sake! When you're hungry you steal food! You don't murder!

  • reibad - 2011-02-21 13:21

    @ Mpho...Shame on you. Your comment was taken so seriously by your brothers, that one of them actually reported it and had it REMOVED!!! I guess the truth must be erased if it can not be manipulated!!!

  • truthseeker - 2011-02-21 13:45

    creating jobs & wealth is not a goverment problem but a social one. the only way the goverment can create jobs is if they nationalise the countries businesses. anyone with any understanding of economics know that. crime will decrease with poverty. it is our responsibility as citizens to tackle this problem. be proactive, start your own business. stats show that over 80% of the us workforce is employed by small business. not by the us goverment. they dont create jobs.

      Kenko - 2011-02-24 09:34

      The government cannot nationalize the country's businesses - that is communist. The can nationalize natural resources like mines, but then they will steal everything and the citizens will still have nada. The unions stifle job growth with their demmands, and restrictive labour laws also prevent employers from hiring. Sorry I have no solutions of my own, I just thought I would point out the problems with yours.;-)

  • henni5909 - 2011-02-21 13:52

    Is it not possible To sue the government for supporting farm murders as they agree with their idiotic song to kill farmers. Someone should be held responsible for these murders and that is part of the government's job to protect the citizens of the country. If they don't start a project to safe the farmers SA will be without food like some other countries then it is too late.

  • henni5909 - 2011-02-21 13:59

    It is amazing how people insult each other on all articles. People THAT WILL NOT SOLVE ANYTHING. Working together to make a better life for all should be the focus. And the government should be the main team member.

  • truthseeker - 2011-02-21 14:06

    my sympathy to the widow and her kids. must be said thought that farmers are not being targetted. everyone in south afica have been either directly or indirectly affected by violent crime. farm killings are not a conspiracy, it just one of the many targets of criminals. ask the guys who work in the cash in transit industry. the come in all different colours and are targetted on a regular basis.

  • Joe - 2011-02-21 14:11

    the time for our own little 'egypt' of 'lybia' is coming faster than those dim-witted IDIOTS in government realize...

  • Alwyn - 2011-02-21 14:23

    The Pap you eat come from the farm of a farmer,he keeps you alive by feeding you,and he gets killed because he is a soft white target.Nasionalising the mines next step nasionalising the Agriculural sector,would not be opposed because all the farmers will be dead or left this country,Mozambique,Zambia,DRC are begging white farmers to build their countries up,You will starve like your brothers north of the Limpopo river

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-02-21 14:31

    Blame game again, when will this thing ever end, I agree with the widow that had government done enough for the masses such death could have been prevented and off course the number of illegal immigrants in this country is of a huge concern. My other worry is People (whites in particular blames ANC for everything and I mean everything) and reality is Government is trying to get rid of the inequality caused by Apartheid hence the AA, EE and so forth, back in the days black people were not supposed to have decent work office and it was all good because it suits whites now that things has changed they are crying, I remember we were not allowed in Pretoria (town) back in the days, reality is Even if we can vote DA into power there will be lots of dissatisfaction from certain group. Whites need to be true to themselves and stop being selfish and Blacks must stop these Farm murders, these guys produce food and contribute positively to our economy, amen. I am ready for all insults and racism slur.

  • Jane - 2011-02-21 16:39

    See if they give a hoot...lets be realistic.

  • Shailo - 2011-02-21 16:56

    Although I take my hat off to Mrs Costa for not blaming these murderous pieces of sh*t, there is no way I can agree with the statement that they "porbably just did it to put food on the table". If they wanted food that bad, they could've asked for it. Or they didn't want to do that, merely tie him up or knocked him unconscious. These things (you can't call them human) are on the rampage. Why else are old people also getting killed. Maybe all farmers should stop producing for the local market, export every singe thing. The stupid idiots, including those in "government" will soon feel the pinch when they are all starving to death!

  • genevieve - 2011-02-21 18:06

    It's awful, awful, awful. No words can describe the pain the widow & children must be going through. Such a waste of a productive member of society, and for what, mere cents. Tomorrow, it will be someone else. Country, wake up : wrong is wrong, bad is bad, where is the moral leadership? Please, I beg you, citizens of all groups, stand up against this evil of wrongness. JUST SAY NO! AND ACT ON IT!

  • phillip.havenga - 2011-02-21 18:26

    Maki you are a confused and sad little person. The ANC only care about making themselves rich. It's people like you that keep voting for the ANC runts that will keep this country in poverty.

  • Bulelani - 2011-02-21 21:20

    Crime is crime what ever is white person or not , i will not blame anc or aphaited criminal are criminals , but govment must solve this land issue queckly . We dont want to be like zim where ppl grab land unlawful . Majority black they dont own land of witch they are rightful owners of this land. The khoisan were removed forcefuly in table mountain and waterfrant in capetown karoo belong to them . Maybe these farm killing if people can get what belong to them and give necessary assitance buy govment

  • John - 2011-02-23 21:44

    I don't see any point why should we blame the goverment for the farm killings?white people especially the farmers must think outside the box and stop isolating themselves from other nations .

      phillip.havenga - 2011-02-24 07:31

      Because it is the governments DUTY to PROTECT the people of the country. If I shoot the useless excuse of a human being that is breaking in to my house then I get jailed for murder! You don't see any point because you are an idiot. Piss Off!!!

  • mrsesom - 2011-02-24 07:43

    Ofcourse the ANC government are to be blamed...They allow that idiot J M to speak at meetings causing to White farmers. Kill the Boer,,etc etc.

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