Farm Murders In South Africa
JOHANNESBURG - Farming communities all over the country are taking to the streets on Monday to raise awareness over farm killings.
Hundreds of Cape Town farmers and community members will stage a mass protest.
A convoy of tractors, trucks and bakkies from Stellenbosch will head to the Mother City.
Similar protests are planned for Pretoria.
The mass action forms part of the call for South Africans to wear black on Monday to commemorate the lives of those killed in farm attacks.
#FarmMurders: Black Monday idea reaps bitter harvest
Cape Town - There were mixed feelings on Friday about the proposed “Black Monday” procession from Stellenbosch to Cape Town to highlight the killing of farmers.
A group under the banner “Genoeg is Genoeg” (Enough is Enough) organised the demonstration on social media following the murder of Klapmuts farmer Joubert Conradie. He was shot at his Uitkyk farm in the early hours of Monday morning by unknown suspects. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.
Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said no arrests had been made and investigations were ongoing.
“Genoeg is Genoeg” spokesperson Talita Basson said the aim of the procession was to raise awareness of farmers being killed.
“Our aim is to stand together and support farmers. We have had enough of the empty promises about crime. We are saying enough is enough,” Basson said.