THE article “Farm killings surge across the country,” The Mercury, July7, refers.
The horrific killing of a pregnant woman in Weenen in KZN and the fatal shooting of a man near Worcester in the Cape are tragic phenomena of the vulnerable farming community in our country for many years.
The required measures articulated to protect the farming community have also been there for as many years.
While the call by KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala for law-enforcement agencies to “work tirelessly” to combat violent crimes in the province is noted – it is almost rhetorical.
What is needed is urgent implementation and immediate action of measures to reassure the farming community that there is seriousness on the part of the government, rather than an incredulous feeling that nothing will happen.
LETTER PUBLISHED: THE MERCURY, Friday, July 10 2020
Darul Ihsan Media Desk