DA says farm security is crucial

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- northernnatalcourier.co.za | 2 weeks ago

Sir – The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has identified the safety of farmers, farm workers and rural communities as a critical part of its agenda during the next five-year parliamentary term.

The latest statistics on KZN farm murders, by farmers union TLU SA and minority rights group AfriForum, indicate our province has the second highest farm murder rate in South Africa. With 381 deaths since 1990 the number is still alarmingly high.

Although farm murders have decreased over time, the number of farm attacks has increased and both farm murders and farm attacks, as well as the safety of rural communities in general, must be a priority for the new MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development.

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