Afriforum to conduct research into farm murders

2014-09-30 00:00

AFRIFORUM is to conduct a comprehensive study to find answers to the mysteries surrounding farm murders.

The organisation has appointed Lorraine Claasen to conduct a study into over 100 cases countrywide. AfriForum has called on the public to contact them if they have personally been affected by farm attacks or have information.

“There are too many unanswered questions,” said Ernst Roets, deputy CEO at AfriForum.

“We want to determine whether there’s a trend in farm attacks. The debate about the motive behind farm murders also deserves further investigation. Then there are questions about how often farm attacks are executed by foreign nationals, how often it’s as a result of labour disputes between farmers and their workers and which safety measures are most effective in curbing farm attacks.”

Interviews will be conducted with farm victims who have survived the attacks as well as with loved ones of victims, farm workers and convicted murderers.

The study will include issues such as the efficacy of safety measures, statistics relating to farm attacks, cost implications of farm murders, psychological impacts of murders on victims and farm workers. It will also deal with the efficacy of police probes after farm murders and the impact of hate speech and political incitement.

Members of the public willing to share information can e-mail it to


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