AfriForum Urges Farmers To Arm In Order To Protect Themselves

AfriForum head of community safety Ian Cameron said now it is time that they encourage their rural communities to fight back and arm themselves.

AfriForum Urges Farmers To Arm In Order To Protect Themselves-SurgeZirc SA
AfriForum Ian Cameron/Photo File:Screengrabs

AfriForum head of community safety Ian Cameron said now it is time that they encourage their rural communities to fight back and arm themselves.

He was speaking during a media briefing held by the organisation and streamed on social media on Wednesday.

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“Trusting in a president like Ramaphosa and a government like the ANC will simply mean more carnage,” he added.

This after a presentation on crime trends on farms and smallholdings observed by his organisation during the lockdown.

Cameron alleges that there was a serious increase in the frequency of farm attacks following the move to Level 3.

The presentation was made to support AfriForum’s launch of a campaign against farm murders as well as their announcement that they would be submitting an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa on what they call the “scourge of farm attacks”.

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Reading the letter, Afriforum policy head Ernst Roets invoked the names of the various women murdered in recent months, including the likes of Tsegofatso Pule, Naledi Pangindawo and Altecia Kortjie, and recalled the actions listed by the president in response to gender-based violence during his 17 June national address.

Roets equated the country’s gender-based violence crisis to their cause of fighting against farm attacks, even going so far as calling it a pandemic.

 

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