Save farmers and workers

2017-11-30 06:00

Farmers and farm workers need more protection. The drastic increase in farm attacks and murders is a major cause for concern.

I am devastated by the loss of life on South African farms. Whether it’s a farmer or one of their workers, such deaths have a negative impact on the country’s ability to produce enough food.

The plight of farm workers and their employers needs serious attention. The police should act urgently to put an end to the violent attacks taking place in these communities. The department of agriculture should do more to stop the violence.

It is in their best interests to ensure the wellbeing of farmers and their workers. It’s unacceptable for society to keep ignoring the torture and murder of farmers and their loved ones.

Sadly, the media hardly reports these attacks. We can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence in these communities. These attacks must be strongly condemned by all South Africans.

Government needs to take note of the brutality of farm attacks and the shocking regularity of these violent acts.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula should join the fight against the large number of murders on our farms.

It’s high time something was done about the senseless assault and murder of local farmers and workers. The farming community in Mzansi needs our protection because without farmers and their workers, we would have no food to eat.

Lwazi Dibela Town Two

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