With every passing day that the ANC’s wishes to deny that farm attacks and murders are a reality, farmers will continue to be murdered. The murder of Sakkie and Ina van der Berg on their farm in the Boshoff, Dealesville district this past weekend has been proven that farm murders in South Africa are out of control.
According to the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) figures, there were over 60 farm murders and 217 farm attacks only in the first half of 2019.
Neither President, Cyril Ramaphosa, nor the Free State Prime Minister, Sisi Ntombela, wanted to acknowledge in their recent state and provincial opening address that the government’s lack of rural security poses a threat to farmers’ safety and food security.
The ANC focuses on gang violence and deploys the army to defuse it, but ignores farmers’ plea to also secure their security. The ANC prefers to focus on the past and create the perception that farmers are crooks who have stolen l