Friday, 14 November 2008

'Communities want to act on farm attacks'

November 13 2008 at 09:36AM

Communities wanted to take the law into their own hands after a recent spate of ferocious farm attacks, Transvaal Agricultural Union SA (TAU SA) said on Wednesday.

These had led to senseless and brutal murders with deadly consequences for defenceless families, TAU SA President Ben Marais said in a statement.

The attacks included one in Coligny, two in Brits and one outside Pretoria. Pretorius said TAU SA had expressed its serious concern about the deteriorating security situation in the rural areas in a letter to ANC president Jacob Zuma.

It had attached a memorandum tabled in discussions with former president Thabo Mbeki in May.

Marais said the state of affairs had contributed to decreasing levels of trust in the ability of the police and growing desperation within communities to take the law into their own hands.

"This cannot be allowed, but the severity of the situation needs to be understood and rectified. Rampant crime cannot be allowed to continue," he said. - Sapa


1 comment:

Red Squirrel said...

I certainly think that you must take the law into your hands, these killers are murderous scum and don't deserve to live.
I cry when I visit this site, and I hate the fact that no one comes to your aid.
The stupid Marxist British Government give billions of pounds to third world cesspit nations, and the money doesn't even get to the folk who need it, it ends up in the bank accounts of dictators.
I am going to start a campaign to show what is happening in your once great Nation, and one day I hope to see that foul statue of Mandela in Parliament square toppled!
God Bless You,
Epona x