ARTICLES RELATING TO FARM ATTACKS

Security boss jailed for arranging assassinations

2015-01-29 19:22

Former farm security organiser Rudolf Struwig has been given two life sentences in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg `for arranging the assassination of two farmworkers.

Trio appears for Free State farm murders

2015-01-21 19:54

The case of three people accused of robbing and killing an elderly couple on their Free State farm has been postponed by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Man appears for Limpopo farm murder

2015-01-19 15:43

The bail application of a man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale, Limpopo, has been postponed in the local magistrate's court.

3 appear for farm murders

2015-01-14 18:59

Three men accused of killing and robbing an elderly couple on their farm in Bainsvlei have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Body found in burnt farm house

2015-01-13 20:07

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly woman at Erfbloem farm near Theunissen, Free State.

Three die in Free State farm attacks

2015-01-12 21:27
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Three people have been killed in two separate attacks on farms in the Free State. One of the victims was found inside a burnt house.

Man killed, wife assaulted in Gauteng farm attack

2015-01-10 19:46
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Gauteng police say no arrests have been made after a farm attack on an elderly couple in Lindley, near Muldersdrift.

KZN family 'torn apart' by farm murders

2015-01-07 11:22

Murdered KwaZulu-Natal farmer Malcolm “Stick” Green is the third member of his family to have been killed in farm attacks in the space of seven years.

Mchunu shocked by KZN farmer's murder

2015-01-05 22:44

The murder of a 69-year-old Estcourt farmer in his home is shocking, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says.

Man, 67, shot dead on Free State farm

2015-01-01 12:43
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A 67-year-old man living on a farm near Sasolburg has been shot dead , Free State police say, adding that the motive of the shooting remains unknown.

Rawsonville reels after elderly woman’s farm murder

2014-12-02 13:41

The small town of Rawsonville in the Boland is reeling after the murder of a well-known elderly woman on a farm in the area.

8 arrested for killing Free State farmer

2014-11-21 10:03

Eight men have been arrested for allegedly killing a farmer in Odendaalsrus, Free State police say.

Underberg farm murder accused acquitted

2014-10-28 21:45

A man charged with the murder and aggravated robbery of Underberg forester Daniel Knight and the assault of his partner has been acquitted of all charges.

TAU SA concerned over possible trial for farmers

2014-10-27 19:05

Farmers' organisation TAU SA has expressed concern over the possibility that two farmers who shot dead alleged robbers in the North West might have to stand trial for the shooting.

N West farmer, robbers killed

2014-10-26 18:15
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A farmer and two men who attacked him have been killed near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

State: Farm killers should get life sentences

2014-10-22 20:11

The two men who murdered Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland in his home qualified for life imprisonment on two counts - he was killed during a robbery and they acted with common purpose.

Why is Dookoom so angry?

2014-10-12 15:59

There are irate farm workers, pitchforks and tyres, and profanities are used every few seconds, but brazen new hip-hop metal outfit Dookoom wants to spark ­conversation, not violence.

Farm attacks not racially motivated - ISS

2014-10-06 15:10

The Institute for Security Studies says farm attacks are not racially motivated, but are motivated by greed.

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18
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Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

AfriForum: Five farm murders in August

2014-09-03 21:16

There have been five farm murders in South Africa in August, civil rights group AfriForum says.

Farm attack accused going to high court

2014-08-22 20:13

A case against two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malelane has been transferred to the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Farmer's widow angry killer didn't get life

2014-08-15 10:43
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The widow of a man who was murdered on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal last year says she is shocked that his 21-year-old killer did not get a life sentence for the "vindictive and cruel" murder.

Limpopo farmer found dead

2014-08-09 17:07
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A farmer has been killed in Letsitele, just outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

Farm attacks at unacceptable levels - Tau SA

2014-08-05 22:15

Farmer union TAU SA says farm murders and attacks have increased since last year and are at unacceptable levels.

Dad of farm killer apologises to victims' family

2014-07-31 12:05

The father of one of three youths sentenced to life for a brutal farm attack in which three family members were killed, has apologised to the victims' family in court.

 

Alleged farm attackers plead not guilty to 11 charges

2015-01-22 19:21

Two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malalane in Mpumalanga will stand trial in the Nelspruit Regional Court in June.

Elderly Brits couple attacked, burnt with iron

2015-01-21 12:32

An elderly couple have been badly injured in an attack on their plot in De Wildt near Brits. They were tied up and burnt on most of their bodies with a steam iron, say police.

Farm murders on the rise - AfriForum

2015-01-15 16:02
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A total of 67 people have been murdered on farms across South Africa in 2014, AfriForum says.

Cele misleading public about farm murders - AfriForum

2015-01-13 22:22
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Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele is misleading the public when he said farm murders had nothing to do with race, AfriForum says.

Farm murders not racial - Cele

2015-01-13 13:18
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Attacks on farms, which often result in the murder of farm owners, had nothing to do with the victims' race, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele says.

Man appears for Limpopo farm murder

2015-01-12 15:34

A man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale has appeared in the local magistrate's court.

Woman, 76, found strangled on Limpopo farm

2015-01-08 14:02
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Limpopo police say they investigating after an elderly woman was found murdered on a farm in Lephalale.

Wife tells of last call to 'panicked' shot farmer

2015-01-06 12:43

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has told how her husband phoned her to tell her he had been shot on their Estcourt farm, and how she could hear him losing his grip before he died.

KZN farmer shot dead

2015-01-05 19:52

A 69-year-old KwaZulu-Natal farmer has been shot dead on his property in Estcourt.

Wheelchair-bound farmer assaulted in Mpumalanga

2014-12-30 11:08

A wheelchair-bound farmer and his family have been assaulted and robbed on their farm in Mpumalanga, according to a report.

FF Plus takes minority worries to UN

2014-11-26 18:46
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The reopening of the land claims process and concerns about farm attacks in South Africa are among issues presented to the UNHRC forum in Geneva, Switzerland, the FF Plus says.

Ixopo farm attackers jailed for life

2014-10-31 14:12

Two Durban men have been jailed for life, plus 23 years, by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the murder of an Ixopo farmer.

'Poor shot' farm attacker gets 104 years'

2014-10-28 20:53
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A Mozambican farm attacker found guilty on 23 counts of armed robbery committed seven years ago, has been sentenced to 104 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Unclear if farmers to be charged after shooting

2014-10-27 17:13
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Investigations are under way to determine if action will be taken against two farmers who shot dead two alleged robbers near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

Teen pleads guilty to killing farm couple

2014-10-25 11:15

A 16-year-old boy has been convicted of the murder of a farm couple in Limpopo after he pleaded guilty to murder and theft, according to a report.

Two convicted of killing farmer

2014-10-18 06:15

Two Durban men have been convicted of killing Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland and assaulting his daughter, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled.

Farm murders decreased - Phiyega

2014-10-06 20:04
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Farm murders have decreased in the last four years, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

AgriSA: Farmers prefer private security to Saps

2014-09-16 19:32

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, AgriSA has said.

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

2014-09-15 14:49
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A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings.

Couple attacked on Hazyview game farm

2014-09-03 17:23

A couple was attacked by five men who thought they had rhino horn in their possession, an Mpumalanga DA councillor says.

Limpopo farm murder accused in court

2014-08-21 16:11

Three men accused of killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

3 held for Limpopo farm killing

2014-08-12 16:34

Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Farmer's wife shoots at attackers, 2 dead

2014-08-07 09:07
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Two farm attackers have been shot dead and four are on the run after attacking a KwaZulu-Natal farm and wounding a farmer and his wife, who shot back at them.

Trio get life for Richmond farm murders

2014-07-30 17:03

Two men and a teenager have been handed life sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing a Richmond farming couple and their adult son.

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