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Mthethwa under fire over farm murders

2013-01-31 22:25

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is disregarding the farm murder crisis by saying farms are not special areas in society, AfriForum said on Thursday.

"Mthethwa is callously disregarding the fact that a South African farmer's chances of being murdered are more than twice as high as those of a police officer, and more than three times higher than those of an ordinary citizen.

"Farming has become the most dangerous occupation in the country, and it that does not warrant the classification of farm murders as a priority crime, it must mean that the government does not value the lives of farmers, their families or their employees," said AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said.

Mthethwa had earlier told the New Age Business Breakfast that farms were not special and did not deserve to have more police focus than any other area in the country.

"What I have refused to accede to is [the idea] that farms are special areas in our society. No, they are not.

"They are part and parcel of the rural safety plan," he said.

Kriel said Mthethwa was purposely turning a blind eye to the extreme violence and brutality that characterised farm murders.

He said it was a disgrace for Mthethwa to use the TNA breakfast as a platform to show his indifference towards the agricultural community "who also happen to be taxpayers".

Comments
  • khumo.tsoai - 2013-01-31 22:35

    Forget that they are taxpayers, food security is something that must spring to mind

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2013-01-31 22:38

      In this country there is more people dying in one year as in the 5 year Afghan war! That is due to the respect the government got for there citizens. It's not every citizen that can but and build security bankers with bullet proof windows for R250 million tax money.. hey corrupted Zuma!

      Iampeople - 2013-01-31 22:51

      How can something thing spring to mind if mind does not exist?

      Jack - 2013-01-31 23:43

      The ICC must surely take note of the genocidal attacks on denfenceless whites often brutally tortured. Thousands have perished since 1994. It is time for the outside world to intervene and prosecute those who, it seems intentionally, forget their duty. The farmers can only rely on themselves now.

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-02-01 03:39

      Food security is of no consequence to the subsistence farmer mentality. My stomach is full right now, all that is important is finding a shady tree to sleep under. This is nothing new in Africa.

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-02-01 06:34

      Absolutely correct! It just proves that his government has no idea of reality. The very food that he, and every other South African eats every day is the produce of the land. I doubt if there is one person that eats 100% imported food!

      raath - 2013-02-01 08:01

      "Spring to mind" isn't exactly a term I would use with Mthethwa...

      lownabester - 2013-02-01 08:26

      Farmers are too white, why should he care. We dont need people like this in our country.

      dewalds3 - 2013-02-01 10:19

      womba.wonder - blaming the victims of crime (especially where they are murdered) is a crime against humanity - anywhere in the world. You think because you have a special hate against the Afrikaner people and also some special 'reasons' for it it makes your contribution here less criminal? Look at yourself in a mirror man - you are advocating genocide here and somehow you find it justifiable...

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2013-02-01 10:59

      @Womba.wonder. Your so far off base right now, in fact you absolutely nowhere!

      tyroymike3 - 2013-02-01 11:06

      One has to take into account the political history of SA , a major election coming up - it could be a watershed moment and the economic strategy of the government. Due to the racial and economic polarization in SA , we will never have government policies built on sound and logical principles that benefit the country and the whole population. The only solution is for a new political party , free from the baggage of the past and who can be seen as a unifying force with credible leaders. For any racial group - meaning non black South African and especially the white population to believe that the new government has the their interest at heart must be totally oblivious to the damage and hurt caused in the last few hundred years. To a well balanced and logical mind , food security , peoples safety ,world class education and sustained economic growth will over ride all other needs - political or personal. Unfortunately we have political leaders who see this period as an opportunity to rule and not to govern which is a pity as their attitudes today will affect the future of our children. All we can hope for is for a new party to spring up - yesterday - as the savage violence experienced by the whole SA population - black and white - is an indication of the desperate need for a new and just dispensation to take us into the future . One just needs to read the diabolical responses to the violent acts - we all need to reclaim our humanity or it all goes to pot !!

      lucy.bush.9231 - 2013-02-01 14:27

      I think that it is in the interests of the ANC to not stop these murders. To scare the whites off the land, so that the blacks can take the land. They are still of the opinion that all land belongs to them and that the farms were taken by the farmers. So, they just going to take them back. Don’t expect too much help from the government or the police, they know what the long term plan is... Just saying...

      rebecca.sepiwe - 2013-02-01 16:59

      @ womba.wonder I have a dear friend, who has been targeted by farm murderers. Due to the high risk in Limpopo, they took all the precausions they could afford! Electric fences, burglar bars, big dogs, alarm systems (Infrared beams, motion sensors, the works) and even snakes in the house. The family was ambushed as they got home and locked in the bathroom. My friend's husband was hacked up with a machete while she and her daughter watched helplessly. This happened in 2010 and the purpetrators have still not been caught. But this is the farmer's fault according to you? You, sir, are part of the problem.

      erika.bezuidenhout.102 - 2013-02-02 06:52

      khumo they dont think about food security. he is just happy another boer saw his arse

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2013-01-31 22:36

    Even in the rural areas government should try and build police stations before things gets out of control. I think the farmers have a case here, its their right to raise concerns over security in their areas.

      raath - 2013-02-01 08:06

      I have this theory, and I pray that I am wrong on this... Government isn't going to do much about this so that all the farmers are either killed or leave their farms. Then the land is fair game, and they can give it away to gain voter support. They don't have to worry about food, because of all the kickbacks and corrupt dealings they can afford imported food, or to pay over-inflated food prices. Mthethwa is just a puppet with the ANC's hand up his bum. I just realised it sounds very paranoid, but I can't put this past the ANC.

      hein.huyser - 2013-02-01 09:01

      Raath, there are more than enough reasons to think the way you do. The international community are waking up to these facts. UN is aware, and a lot of supporting governments of the past is starting to frown upon our government and their racism and irresponsibility towards its citizens. But it will ultimately be up to us to vote right next time around.

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2013-02-01 11:06

      Raath, that doesn't sound paranoid to me at all. I think you're barking up the right tree there.

  • koos.tonteldoos.1 - 2013-01-31 22:37

    "farms are not special areas in society" - Okay, let's see, what feeds our nation and where does it come from? What Happened to Zim when they lost a few farmers? What will happen to out economy when farming produce goes up? This bloke is a real idiot! Don't know anything about what a country need to sustain itself, and are probably rotten to the bone.

      brian.connell.18 - 2013-02-01 07:17

      Womba. You are an uninformed nitcase. I suspect that you don't believe what you are writing - you simply enjoy making stupid, contentious statements. If I am wrong, then you are a bigger idiot than I initially gave you credit for. Enjoy your meals today, and while doing so, add up the imported food versus the local food on your plate. Then apologise.

      ronald.stilianou - 2013-02-01 09:04

      @brian, don't acknowledge this womba tit's existence, he is a troll and he feeds on the thumbs downs he gets. He's not even the guy in his profile pic. My guess is that he/she is some pimple face 19 year old from Santon.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 09:46

      Womba.wonder. First you compare your car's safety to a farm and now you are on about importing. Don't you have anything sensable to spend your time on?.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-31 22:38

    Mthethwa is a blind and stupid idiot! PERIOD. There a Genocide of farmers in SA.. Cry you mf when there's NO food to feed our nation....!

      SharonE - 2013-02-01 00:04

      Maybe they are not addressing the problem of farm murders because they don't want to. Maybe it fits nicely with their agenda. So they carry on looking the other way and classing the torture and murder of our country's farmers as "opportunistic crime", knowing full well that it is not. And Jacob keeps pulling statistics on land ownership out of thin air, encouraging these crimes from the sideline. And now farmers are told not to expect any compassion from government. Go figure.

      jody.beggs - 2013-02-01 07:22

      http://www.genocidewatch.org/southafrica.html We are on stage six , preparation ! Only one stage left , the actually genocide. kagiso.booi , what a chop... Damn the man, save the rainbow nation.

      hein.huyser - 2013-02-01 09:05

      kagiso, the UN were informed and agree with an independent study that was done last year. But while we pay tax, we will insist on getting our moneys worth, and frown upon anyone stealing and condoning it

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 09:48

      Kagiso.booi. Stop wandering aimlessly through the wilderness.

      fifi.stewart.71 - 2013-02-01 15:30

      womba I cannot understand your logic. I pray that these criminals will be able to penetrate your security system so that you can feel what it's like to be constantly under seige and attack in your own home. These are not normal criminals, they are viscious murderers!

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2013-01-31 22:40

    ..farms are special areas in our society. No, they are not. Yes they are.. THE MOST IMPORTANT. No food no life.

      Anton - 2013-02-01 06:51

      ernest, so that it can lie fallow?

      pieter.calitz - 2013-02-01 06:52

      The goverment has the most land in the country...lying idle..Go and ask them

      kuno.tschumi.5 - 2013-02-01 08:12

      @ernest - simple work for it and buy your piece of land... sick and tired of this i want attitude. if you look for a silver platter handout go to Nkandlagate and join zoomer

  • ann.padoa - 2013-01-31 22:41

    That is what we as citizens of SA have to put up with when we have a bunch of MORONS in goverment. Who feeds the nation? the farmers do, so they are special and need protection.

  • markjack.deppe - 2013-01-31 22:42

    Mr Mthethwa has shown his ignorance yet again. I am sorry to say but the man is absolutely clueless and brainless.[unfortunately he is not the only one] Minister of Police ?? Isn't he supposed to lead ?? And we question why crime is on the increase everywhere. I honestly hope and pray that new parties be soon formulated to remove this ANC from it's governing base. South Africa is already down the drain and it is hoped that a party with good moral fibre would invigorate all South African Citizenry into building a sound economic, political etc system free of apartheid and greed.

      jimmy.walls.90 - 2013-02-01 07:01

      So clueless he didn't even see the taxpayers building a R100 000 fence around his yard - sorry compound.

  • Erna - 2013-01-31 23:00

    Why get excited? The only section in the country that gets more than enough security is the president's compound.

      richard.hipkin - 2013-02-01 16:21

      A troll account if ever there was one...

  • ian.boyd.7503 - 2013-01-31 23:02

    Then the 'Rural Safety Plan' is FAILING.

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-31 23:39

      So IS everything else FAILING!

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-02-01 12:24

      The ANC dismantled the Commando Systems to make the farmers vulnerable, then they start singing their "Kill the Boer" song to instigate the ANCYL members, clearly a plan by the ANC to do genocide. Just again proofing the racists tendencies of the ANC.

  • afikile.sikwebu - 2013-01-31 23:07

    Food security at stake. Do i smell another Zim

  • Die.Gemaskerde.Kussing - 2013-01-31 23:11

    Mugabe mentallity. As long as our leaders get their bankroll they're happy. They don't give a damn for anyone else.

      dewalds3 - 2013-02-01 10:24

      womba.wonder - there was a system called the commando's which did what you are talking about. It was taken away in exchange for an agreement on a rural safety plan. The ANC has not kept the agreement on the rural safety plan..

      armand.dejongh.1 - 2013-02-01 11:56

      Is there a way a person can trace this womba to where he is located, because it seems he need a proper hiding.

  • davy.botha - 2013-01-31 23:13

    It is these sort of signs that shows you that the ANC and it's supporters wants revenge for apartheid and shows this through policies and lack of action. I think that if they really should say what they feel it would be something like "die you white dogs" and the only thing that matters are there pockets!

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-31 23:17

      More like suffering illusions of grandeur like the neighbour Rob in Zim.. Writing on the wall.

  • marius.fourie.526 - 2013-01-31 23:15

    No end to the stupidity in parliament.

      lownabester - 2013-02-01 13:14

      And we keep paying for them to be there, its sickning.

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2013-01-31 23:29

    this Mthethwa guy never made sense,

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-31 23:35

      Only thing that makes sense to him is the lining of his fat pocket.. That's IT!

  • paulrgonsalves - 2013-01-31 23:34

    ANC-what have you become? so sad, so very sad :(

  • stephan.butler.14 - 2013-01-31 23:41

    One answer. Let all farmers burn down and detroy their own farms and claim insurance. Then take the money and buy a house over sea and let South Africa turn into Zimbabwe and all the rest will die from hunger and its the end of our country.

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-02-01 03:46

      Yes! Insurance fraud is a crime, and crime is only for the ANC.

      vanessa.stols - 2013-02-01 06:48

      Ernest you say you have been waiting for a farm since the 1600's? So what would you have done with your farm? Feed the nation?? Besides you would have made the loudest noise if you we're targeted on this farm of yours with brutality just because you are a farmer! How many of the farms taken away by force in Zimbabwe are feeding that nation successfully? Get real Ernest. The difference is that traditionally the indigenous people of this country are subsistence farmers and NOT feed the nation farmers. Think about this reality a bit. I still have lots to say but I believe it would just be lost on you.

      Anton - 2013-02-01 06:57

      womba and ernest!! 72 is a bit optimistic

      MJS1234 - 2013-02-01 07:09

      Wow @ernest how are you going to farm of you are 300+ years old??

      jimmy.walls.90 - 2013-02-01 07:09

      @ Ernest.lwandle Your ANCpf government owns 1/3 of all land in SA. Let them give you some of that. Not developed productive land which you will wreck in one year. Get new land and make a go of it.

      jody.beggs - 2013-02-01 07:32

      Do you know what the murder rate in Australia is? 190 murders a year! Compare that to good old ZA, just farm murders! Last time I saw was 10 000 plus. Looks like genocide to me!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 10:02

      ernest.Lwandle In the days of Van Riebeeck your ancestors were roaming the Congo.

      dewalds3 - 2013-02-01 10:28

      So is incitement to and denial of genocide (normally done by blaming the victims), womba.wonder. You are nothing but another common criminal, and should be dealt with as such...

      johan.syffert - 2013-02-01 10:37

      What!!?? I've also been waiting for my farm! If people are giving away free farms I want in on that! Seriously bru, not all of us own land hey... White or not.

  • toshwr - 2013-01-31 23:48

    It is highly sensitive effecting to think that, the equality of security can be debated, hence this is a priority mandate that the national government must consider equal investment and objective to protect both farms and police. Both assist each other in different ways, the police are humans who also survive with farm commercial business at home and on the table for food, and the sustainability of food means the healthy nation, politics, and economy and a well fed police. We cannot afford to loose farmers at all, it is basically loosing the investment of national food independence alse where these are experienced harvestors of our food market at the same time we trying to curb poverty. It is advisable to consider increased investment on security of an ordinary for any race in south africa equaly, and at the same time the protection of police. It is unecceptable for a high government officer to stand publicly and over shadow the concern of Farmers concern. It has nothing to do with Afri Forum and ANC partisan, it is only a responsibility shared and considered for the progress of South Africa. We no longer go for midiocre, but a dreaming and a hardworking nation that can protect itself from falling apart. South Africa Wake up please, Security is for all.

  • delish7564 - 2013-01-31 23:54

    What rural safety plan? There.can't be one, because if there is, it obviously isn't working. Is this minister in the same country as the rest of us? :(

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2013-02-01 00:38

    Hey Mthethwa u say farmers r not special they don't deserve police focus.So why then do the farmers and the rest of us have to pay for your body guards and a security wall around your house? What r u scared of? Do u think your life is more important than everyone else

  • mantsho.tlali - 2013-02-01 00:45

    ANC is a Racists Party, nothing else.

      sally.lewitt - 2013-02-01 02:01

      No, they're corrupt, they steal from all of us, (all colours) they lie, the cheat, they (think) are untouchable and most poor SAns don't SEE this.. Eish!

  • John - 2013-02-01 01:10

    Go to the "Genocide watch" website to get the facts of what is going on. Farming in South Africa has become the most dangerous occupation in the WORLD. We sit at no6 on the genocide scale, 1 point below actual genocide status. Once again a Minister talks with no concern for the situation and in fact any crime situation. He says farmers don't warrent special attention yet our President requires millions on security at the holiday resort, Ministers have untold numbers of bodyguards and the blue light brigade. My whole family have been subjected to crime, hi-jacking, burglary, mugging, and armed robbery. Now you tell me that the situation is not out of hand. I am lucky that i now live in the UK but I worry constantly about my family back in SA.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 10:20

      John. It is no use to worry. Be thankful for where you are.

  • wilbur.hough - 2013-02-01 01:14

    ... And there he goes again!

  • Pagani Zonda - 2013-02-01 01:19

    So which one is a special place in society?? Nkandla???? pliz shut up Mr Minister if u gut nothing to say.

  • janis.moolman - 2013-02-01 01:27

    anc are racist.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2013-02-01 01:49

    IDIOT MTHETWA,let me explain to you kill fisherman= no fish to fry you kill tourist= no tourism you kill a farmer= no food on my table,no shoes on my foot,no clothes to wear etc the point is that they are represanting the masses in general.

  • Miz Stone - 2013-02-01 03:56

    That is an ignorant statement to make but that'll only be obvious when our countries farmers get tired of fearing for their lives and all leave to farm abroad. Then our government will be acting dumbstruck as if it were sudden.

  • joe.whiteman.9 - 2013-02-01 05:26

    @ ernest.lwandle Then buy it AH !!!!!!!!!!

  • joe.whiteman.9 - 2013-02-01 05:30

    @max mulugisi What are they paying taxes for? Maybe they should not pay their tax for a few months, even better not feed your gurgling trap for a few weeks. I know its difficult for you, but please try and THINK !!!!!!!

  • bruce.gauld.5 - 2013-02-01 05:33

    I think Mthethwa is out of his depth, he's unable to protect the farmers, the children or anybody else in the country for that matter. Its all become to complicated for him. .. 'Stomach IN chest OUT' mthethwa(the man without a plan).

  • stephen.king.900 - 2013-02-01 05:33

    It is the anc quiet diplomacy at work. There way of land distribution and remove the old enemy.

  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-02-01 05:39

    Ok, so if the farms are not importent anymore, why don't we shut them all down(the farmers in any case are highly in demand in other countries) and then we can import ALL our food and all the farm workers will be jobless. And on top of all that; the price of food will go thru the roof, hence the inport cost!

  • Gabriel.LeRoux22 - 2013-02-01 05:52

    Typical political tactics most farms belong to non blacks and by there act and. disrespect for human life they give approval to murder farmers.

  • bruce.gauld.5 - 2013-02-01 06:24

    We need INTELLIGENT leaders!! People like Jan Smuts who graduated from law school when he 16 years old!! We need leaders who can solve a puzzle in less than 20 years!

      bruce.gauld.5 - 2013-02-01 07:11

      Its not your land. The court says so. What you going to do with the land anyway?? You got no flippin idea what to do with it do you?? Your land is in central africa, go get it. Or do the Nigerians scare you? .. YOU CANT HAVE WHAT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU!! Get it??

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 10:35

      Rasthani,m1. So keep murdering the farmers and you will have your land back sooner than you think. Question is who is going to feed you then?

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2013-02-01 21:42

      No more jan smuts's here maybe in holand

  • lingwati - 2013-02-01 06:24

    one day u wl wakeup lookin for jonny walker MR..and you won't find it...don't talk abt farmers lk dat

  • mordikaai.speak - 2013-02-01 06:29

    South Africans only see what they want to see they are blind to the facts . If you do not address something it will go away . True in the end we will all go away wether something was done about it or not.

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2013-02-01 06:31

    I am not an expert in farm murders. My starting point would be that farmers should review their labour labour relations since most of their attackers are known to them. They must take part in community policing forums(not commandos),in this way they will will be able to share information with other farming communities. If this is not workable,then hire private security companies . I believe that i visible and communally involved farmer cannot be a target of crime.

      fairness.iseverything - 2013-02-01 06:40

      @Tobile. You have a few pointers. But what do you do when the farmers are active in the upliftment in the comunities and their survival and they still get murdered? Or when they are in their 90's and get beaten with a hammer to death?

      kevin.moxham.3 - 2013-02-01 06:54

      Tobile - most murderers are known to the victim - where do you get this data from - any facts to support this...?

      renschejvrensburg - 2013-02-01 07:55

      One comment say that it is the blacks on farms that is doing the work, now you want the farmers to get involved in more other activities taking them away from what they realy should be doing - farming! Does they not pay taxes like the rest of us? Why can you then demand protection from police and not them? To hire a security firm cost money, they do not get it for free - increasing the price of products further! The commandos were taken away by this goverment but they did keep the farmers safe! Maybe its time to stop making excuses for criminals - its not ok to murder someone if they have offended you!

      greg.martino.33 - 2013-02-01 11:40

      Youre right Thobi you are not an expert on farm murders. It is not usually the labourers committing the murders. If it were they would be a lot easier to track down and identify. These are cowardly opportunists that prey usually on older folk, but occasionally not. We have tried to engage the police and form CPF (Community policing forums), but I am afraid that very often our police of the same opinion as our police minister and are not interested in doing ANY extra work.

  • ernest.letsoalo - 2013-02-01 06:40

    This ministers have lack of sympathy,,how can you say farmers are not special?aren't they south african citizens?how many farmers are being killed everyday?I don't know how Zuma choses his ministers..bloody imbeciles!!

      terence.wessels - 2013-02-01 08:25

      You, I like. Yóu comment with logic and reason.

  • michael.jackwood - 2013-02-01 06:41

    Something is very wrong in this country, i dont understand why criminals kill farmers, why dont they only take what they want and spare people's lives. Why kill someone who have surrendered all his money, car and everthing?

      Anton - 2013-02-01 07:15

      read some of the comments above and you'll realise why there is no logic - only hatred

      chumachienda - 2013-02-01 07:20

      @michael.jackwood>it's drugs cauz it beats me that a person woul mader an elderly couple .People who are defenceless GOD wat hope do we have if this is coming from the minister's mouth

      kelly.asalde - 2013-02-01 14:58

      It's pure hate crime.

  • Kurt Kassen - 2013-02-01 06:51

    @zamani ndlovu u black ppl cant even run a mine correctly how can u run a farm if the farmers go i will follow them dont want to live in a black racist country

  • shemara.mazzolini - 2013-02-01 06:51

    So obviously the "Rural Safety Plan" has'nt been put into place yet. What a load of hohwash. cANCer has no plan to secure the farmers.

  • fairness.iseverything - 2013-02-01 06:55

    Pretty unrealistic suggestion but... If the farmers closed shop, fired everyone, sold everything and moved or changed to normal suburban life only then and I mean ONLY then will this pathetic org we call our government react because they don't know what a broken thing looks like until its on fire. I mean why murder someone for a cell phone, why use a hammer if all you wanted was a place to stay, why, why, why. Anamalistic

      annemarie.white.1232 - 2013-02-21 18:55

      Animalistic is the wrong comparison. Animals do not kill out of hate or for obsene pleasure. They kill to eat and to protect. On the commandoes: they were not paid, were volunteers. We did nightly horse patrolls in our village until the abalone poachers warned us that they would shoot our horses. We had to stop. Nobody, including the police, gave us protection, tack or a single bag of feed. Among the ordinary people (working class, real workers), racism is just about absent. We find racism only amongst the politicians and the wannabe politicians. Our community is small, and all of us, irrispective of race, are targeted by violence. Our whole system has become top heavy with fat cat 'leaders' who will do and say anything to cling to their bits of power. It is up to the tax paying people to change the situation. Protect ourselves by whatever means we can, vote the ANC out and talk to each other. I cannot for the life of me see another way out. I cannot leave this country, as I am too poor. So, here I stand or fall.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2013-02-01 07:10

    Comments like this shows their ignorance when it comes to leadership and not to mention the message his sending to the police force

  • johannes.modise2 - 2013-02-01 07:13

    Lets not destroy our beloved country, we must be united and start fighting against with people is murdering others.

      annemarie.white.1232 - 2013-02-21 18:57

      Johannes, I agree with you. Maybe we do have a chance, still. We can only try, because I think that we all love this county very much.

  • johannes.modise2 - 2013-02-01 07:13

    Lets not destroy our beloved country, we must be united and start fighting against with people is murdering others.

  • altus.kirsten - 2013-02-01 07:20

    Farmers will then shoot to kill to protect themselves, because police has failed them. The courts should then ask no questions when farmers turn on murderers. Wild wild Africa mentality.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-01 10:40

      Khathutshelo.muafrica. You are no authority on thinking or mentality..

      peter.sabatha - 2013-02-01 14:00

      i gree with mthetwa no one must get special treatment

  • Marie - 2013-02-01 07:22

    All security from this ignorant oxygen consumer to take away ! Hie is not a leader expose him without body guards !! On to places hie describe ' nothing special! To the farms

  • mihail.patrascoiu - 2013-02-01 07:34

    Well, the guy who impersonate himself as a police minister wears glasses, hence he must have quite a high IQ, perhaps 71. Or, who knows, maybe he is the one who orchestrate all the crime spree in SA. After all, he wears glasses. Must be for distance, for good shooting, as I don't believe he can read

  • thenjiwe.sindi - 2013-02-01 07:35

    I agree with the Minister no one is extra special,crime affects us all equally.

      Kurt Kassen - 2013-02-01 08:39

      to all white farmers do what black ppl do best toi toi burn down the offices block roads demand the minister of polices head arm urself to the teeth dont worry about what they say than u will see if u are not equal

  • josie.russell.10 - 2013-02-01 08:04

    Wait until there is no food - look at Zim. Maybe time to bring in the United Nations Peace Keepers to keep our farmers,families and employees safe?

  • darkangelBDF - 2013-02-01 08:05

    Are you kidding me? Seriously so-called minister of so-called police! What the hell do you think would happen if all farmers were dead? They supply us with food for heaven's sake. Without our farming community this country could become like other famine stricken countries like Ethiopia, for instance. How can they not be a priority??? This is the 'educated' person running our police force? No wonder we're screwed.