The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise believes that AfriForum’s decision to privately prosecute her for animal cruelty is to advance the narrative of the failure of black farmers.
The lobby group and the SPCA announced on Thursday it would pursue the case.
Modise believes that AfriForum is targeting her to show that black people can’t farm and the case has emerged now when Parliament is embarking on a process related to land expropriation without compensation.
Modise said that in reality ‘black farmers do better than white farmers in South Africa”.
But AfriForum says it was the SPCA which approached them in November last year while Parliament’s process was adopted in February this year.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is eager to get back into a courtroom.
“Mr Mangwale and his team did a steely work in locating the witnesses in enhancing the case, consulting with experts.”
Nel hopes to have t