Mass protest: Stand together against farm attacks on 25 November
AfriForum will on Saturday, 25 November a protest march will be held to the Union Building to deliver a memorandum to the president.
This march will be hosted in cooperation with the agricultural union TAU SA. AfriForum will also approach other organisations to become involved and urges farmers and their workers, as well as the public, to take part. Various celebrities already confirmed that they will take part in the march.
Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, says that Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police, makes it clear that he has no urge to combat farm murders with a focussed counter strategy. “Farmers are tortured to death on farms in unusual ratios, and the best that the minister can do is to warn that those who transgress the law while protesting against this, will be arrested,” says Roets.
“Mbalula is an accessory to the crisis. The president also made it clear that he is more obsessed with his alleged right to sing songs in which farm murders are romanticised than to do something about the crisis. Therefore, we will address this crisis ourselves. Our protest actions are therefore not to convince the minister and the president that they must solve our problems, but to show the media and international society why we are doing it ourselves,” says Roets.
Date: 25 November
Route: From the Pretoria Art Museum (cnr. of Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia, Pretoria) to the Union Buildings
- The public is invited to register in order to confirm that they will be taking part in the protest march by completing the form: