Farm protests continue

  • A farm worker only identified as Mandla shows his wound from being shot at. Western Cape police have deployed officers in all affected areas to ensure law and order. (Photo by Leanne Stander/Foto24)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said she has no capacity to advise or influence the employment conditions commission. “That is a matter for the department of labour or the minister of labour. We have done what we could.” (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)
  • The town is on lock down due to farm worker's protest. (@LiritaHugo, via Twitter)
  • Police block roads in Wolseley as farm workers strike in the Western Cape continues. .(@ZikhonaT, via Twitter)
  • The protest claimed its first fatality on Wednesday. Today labourers are demanding action against a police captain. (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)
  • The provincial Congress of SA Trade Unions called on the farm workers to suspend the strike as the wage offer of R70 is reviewed. (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)
  • Protesters set alight 8 000 crates of grapes in two towns and destroyed cold stores and packing houses. (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)
  • Police clash with protester in Winelands area. (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)
  • Police clash with strikers. (Photo by Lulama Zenzile/Foto24)