Rural safety is falling short in the Free State as well as in the rest of the country. Farmers are being hunted and that creates a situation that is unbearable for farmers and their workers.
A farmer from Oranjeville in the Free State, who was attacked early on Monday morning, is the latest victim in the war that is being waged against our country’s farmers by merciless criminals. The attackers, who fled with the farmer’s Isuzu bakkie, were injured and one was killed when the vehicle overturned.
Rural safety must be a priority for the government. It is not enough to take action after an attack as then it is usually too late. Proper preventative measures must be implemented to stop or thwart such attacks.