Farmers advised: avoid cash heists, use banks

2009-12-30 00:00

The KZN Agricultural Union (KwaNalu) has urged farmers to make sure they do not keep large sums of money on their farms because it may encourage farm attacks.

KwaNalu said that despite the sporadic nature of attacks, farmers should be very vigilant and protect themselves from falling victim to crime.

KwaNalu security desk manager Koos Marais said farmers and businessmen in rural areas should make alternative arrangements for payments to staff or for transactions and not handle large sums of cash.

He said payment should be made through banks where possible. “We deem a life more important than failure to successfully operate a business.”

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