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Western Cape sees two farm murders in less than a month

Agri sector shocked by yet another Western Cape farm murder

Monday 3 Junie 2019

Agri Western Cape is shocked and saddend by the news that yet another farmer has been brutally murdered less than a month in the Western Cape province. Mr Stefan Smit (62), wine producer from Stellenbosch, was shot and killed in his house on Sunday evening 2 June 2019. In May, wine grapes and vegetable producer, Mr Tool Wessels was brutally murdered on his farm in Bonnievale. Agri Western Cape urgently request that President Cyril Ramaphosa defend the statements he made at the Beyerskloof Wine Farm on Tuesday 9 April when he said that white farmers have a future in South Africa and that he will do anything to prevent them from leaving the country. The question we have for the President, is how do we encourage farmers to stay in a country where their lives and the lives of their farm workers are in danger every single day. The agricultural sector can no longer afford that government and ministers and institutions charged with security don’t take the safety of our producers and their farm workers seriously. Our sincere condolences go out to Mr Smit’s family and friends.

Western Cape farm attacked two days after farm murder

Tuesday 4 June 2019
The Klapmuts farm attack on Tuesday 5 June, two days of the murder of Mr Stefan Smit of Stellenboch, shows that farm attacks in the Western Cape are out of control. Agri Western Cape once again calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to get the rural safety strategy signed off and implemented, and to take a firm stance against farm attacks and farm murders. Producers and farm workers need a safe environment and President Ramaphosa and his government must show the agri sector that they have the political will to create a safe and enabling environment for oud food producers and to manage the country in such a way that all residents of rural areas can go about their daily lives without living in constant fear, says Mr Jannie Strydom, CEO of Agri Western Cape.

Posted on June 5, 2019 in Blog, News


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