AfriForum today announced that 2018 has already witnessed about 109 farm attacks and about 15 farm murders in South Africa.
“Our rural areas are trapped in a crime war,” says Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Safety. “Although the South African government denies that a violence crisis is staring rural areas in the face, the numbers prove that excessive violence plague these areas.”
Cameron adds that torturing with irons, blow-torches, melted plastic and boiling water often continues for hours during these attacks. He also says that there is a significant increase in these types of attacks in the Northern and Western Cape.
“Government cannot deny the facts – our people are being mowed down,” Cameron says.