Farm attacks at unacceptable levels - Tau SA

Johannesburg - Farm murders and attacks have increased since last year and are at unacceptable levels, farmer union TAU SA said on Tuesday.

"The situation is even worse than last year. According to TAU SA’s statistics, 42 people were murdered on farms since January this year," deputy president Henry Geldenhuys said.

"Although this is the same figure as in 2014, the attacks on farms increased from 142 in the same period last year to 158 so far this year."

He said there were cases reported where people were tortured during the attacks.

Geldenhuys said farmers have had to increase their security measures and government was silent on the matter.

The priorities of government were wrong, the union said.

"We are concerned about the fact that the country's president is abroad raising his voice on the Israel-Palestinian issue, while he keeps silent on the ongoing insecurity in his own country, and in particular on the farms, where the country's food is produced," said Geldenhuys.

"Government's priorities are clearly wrong by trying to get international acknowledgement while the people in his own country are neglected."

 

Daren Martin 2014-08-05 10:58:13 PM
All SA farmer's in my opinion must just pack up and leave , take note from a son of a sa farmer who farmed in zim and went through the farm invasion in the early 2000's , at the end of the day you are going to loose the farm no matter how hard u try no matter how much you trust you have in your own goverment to look after their citizens as we had in president Thabo Mbeki who never once stood up for south african farmer in Zim, just don't loose your farm with your life or a member of your family,old saying of we have buried to many people to just give it up and leave is crap, the dead are in a better place and only want the best for you, the country gone to the dogs the sooner it burns the sooner we can rebuild, I know it difficult to start fresh when all you have known is farming but know people have done it before you and survived and that with having every thing taken away you are now lucky enough to sell up and move on,to much afrikaner blood has been spilt let the others have thier turn.
Blackandwhite WhiteandBlack 2014-08-05 11:11:30 PM
Why did you delete my comment about Red October and the awareness of Genocides? There was no breach in my comment!
Sihle Zondie 2014-08-06 12:00:27 AM
Unfortunately this has been turned into a racial thing which is why black people kinda feel like it's not their problem. Regardless of race, innocent people are being butchered everyday.
Ewa Fryszkowska-Pawlikowska 2014-08-06 12:32:10 AM
DEATH PENALTY AND HAVY PRISONS WITH HARD WORK SOMEWHERE ON DESERT FOR CRIMINALIST CAN RESOLVE PROBLEM WITH CRIME IN SA.
Ewa Fryszkowska-Pawlikowska 2014-08-06 12:34:07 AM
"We are concerned about the fact that the country's president is abroad raising his voice on the Israel-Palestinian issue, while he keeps silent on the ongoing insecurity in his own country, and in particular on the farms, where the country's food is produced," I like repeat this important verses.....
James Baldy 2014-08-06 01:17:57 AM
These farm murders are out of control. So is crime in SA. Black and white people are victions of crime on a daily base. Lets no loose site of the problem, by constantly being in racial arguments. The president should do more to curb crime in SA. As a cristian man i wouldnt advice on a return of the dearth penalty. I have not seen a chapter that say murder is acceptable on the bible. However we need quick convictions and longer sentences. Hard labour is also a gud option.
Valerie van der Nest 2014-08-06 06:10:30 AM
Nothing gets done or said about the killing and torturing of farmers. Is the government approving this by keeping silent?????? Just a thought...
Riaan Robbeson 2014-08-06 06:56:31 AM
F & c k them! I say we strike, stop selling food to outlets, let them starve and let them ask the government for food. Sell our food between ourselves to survive for a year and let them realize what would happen if we leave. Fire all the farm workers and send them back to their homes, they are the ones that should convince the government that something needs to be done as the government is clearly turning us a deaf ear. While we're at it, stop paying tax (since you're not making any money). The thought of a well organised vigilante group has also entered my mind, get them before the police get them and make a good example of them
Matshane Seleko 2014-08-06 07:02:21 AM
The anc must take the blame for all the lawlessness prevailing in the country.This is the result of their policies on fighting crime and dealing with criminals.I don't know why they so much want to be loved by criminals.Well,maybe for votes because prisners are also allowed to vote.
Johan Steyn265 2014-08-06 07:10:43 AM
Do you want farm attacks to stop? Then step on malema with his kill the boer sayings, bring back the death penalty and give the farmers the support to protect themselves they are after all a hudge part of SA export. If goverment doesn't want to assit them let them stop providing food etc then these morons will see how esential the white farmers are for SA. Haven't no one learned from zimbabwe????