DA: Govt failing farmers

2012-02-21 11:17

Johannesburg - The death of a farmer in Buffelshoek, in the North West, is a result of the government neglecting its responsibility towards the safety of its rural citizens, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old farmer was shot dead on Monday morning.

"The striking prevalence of farm attacks in the North West as well as other rural provinces testifies to the extreme vulnerability of rural South Africans in the absence of proper, visible and co-ordinated sector policing," DA MP Juanita Terblanche said in a statement.

"The government is neglecting its responsibility towards the safety of its rural citizens."

The farmer and his wife were milking cows in their dairy when they were overpowered by about five armed men, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane. The dairy is roughly 70 metres away from the couple's farmhouse.

"They were both taken back to the farmhouse where there was a confrontation between the suspects and the farmer. He was shot in the head from behind." He died on scene.

"His wife was taken inside the house and tied up. She was assaulted ... on her head with a blunt object," said Ngubane.

The gang fled in the farmer's car. The woman was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

  • apocrypham - 2012-02-21 11:54

    It is Govt Policy to kill white farmers. Naturally they cover up and deny it but how can they when the President calls for his Machine Gun in propaganda songs to KILL the Whites from official platforms. He is in heaven on earth and shall equally not one day PASSOVER into the Promise of God. He vilifies and rebukes God and insist the ANC is GOD and the ANC will rule till Jesus Christ returns. His Father is the DEVIL. Why does he not share some of his stolen riches with the POOR Black people of the land?? Why place a BLINDFOLD on the ARMS deal?? They are the THIEVES and the CRIMINALS in this LAND. Not the POOR people.

      Jean - 2012-02-21 13:26

      APOCRYPHAM, I agree with you 100%! It is so obvious that they hate us Whites! They can hardly contain themselves from getting rid of us in the most cruel and inhuman way! Satan must be very pleased with Malema and Zuma! They do presicely as instructed from hell.

  • darefairy - 2012-02-21 13:34

    its not a question of black and white its a question of violence and a weak government

  • Genie - 2012-02-21 15:00

    The Government, for years having been moving the people of the land. Look at the Transkei, the children are all in schools trying to get an education so they can go find work in the cities. They leave the land to go live in a township where work is not easy to come by, and living conditions are harsh. We are not taught anything of becoming self sufficient. Growing and become self empowered, it's all about becoming a slave to the system. And the better your education and ties in the system, the higher in the pyramid you are placed. This is why we all living in subjection to people whose only interests are power and control through brain-washing and not allowing free trade, free energy and freedom of taxation and free education. If the system worked why do things get more expensive? Why doesn't the government grown fruit and nut tree's all over the cities and start working towards a World where food, shelter, education and hospitals are free for all and money is not needed no more? There would be no more crime therefore we would not need police and weapons of mass destruction. May the people start waking up to the fact that we are all inter galactic beings on Earth, living in times of great change and only love can show us the way!

  • cathy.cawoodrutledge - 2012-02-22 22:17

    It is not government policy. It is the mere fact that you are vulnerable and these are cowards that attack vulnerable people.

  • Multi - 2012-02-24 19:01

    What irks me is why kill the farmers (or anybody else for that matter). What does this act of violence accomplish? These are not desperate people trying to live these are thugs out to kill. Desperate people steal clothes and food. They do not kill people. p.s: by 'they' I am referring to the specific people involved in these crimes and not any ethnic/religious group (so all you racists on both sides can keep your 'my skin colour is better' bs to yourselves)

  • mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-29 22:34

    Thed DA is a super racist Party.since from 1994 many black people were and are being murdered at the farms and they keep quiet.if a farmer is killed they make a lot of noise.That Moron Helen Zille and her pigs have never discouraged bad treatment or killing by farmers.we are not stupid but we are keeping an eye on you.I do not encourage any type of killings including those from the farmers.

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