Farmers’ #BlackMonday protest is peaceful

2017-11-10 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedMatatiele farmers protest against farm murders.

PHOTO: suppliedMatatiele farmers protest against farm murders.

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FARMERS from Matatiele and other areas gathered at the Matatiele Pick n Pay parking lot in support of the #BlackMonday – a nationwide protest against farm murders and attacks on Monday.

Farmers wore black carrying placard with messages that call for government to do something about the murders.

They said farming is a major contribution to the country’s economy and create many jobs.

Kenny Biggs from the Matatiele DA said the party supports the campaign because farmers are being murdered and attacked across South Africa. He called on the community and farmers to unite and fight the scourge.

“Farm murders in Matatiele have decreased over the past 10 years and the DA wants police to provide more security on farms,” said Biggs.

He said black and white farmers are murdered and attacked.

SAPS spokesman Raphael Motloung said no violence was reported during the protest.

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