#Farmattacks

#Farmmurders

South African farmers are under daily threat of farm attacks. Although the latest figures, as is the case every year, are shocking, government still refuses to view farm attacks and murders as priority crimes. AfriForum creates hope, however, by establishing safety structures to enhance the safety of people on farms. The civil rights organisation’s latest statistics also indicate that farm attacks are on the increase, but that farm murders are decreasing, which indicate that farming communities are becoming more defensible. AfriForum also launched comprehensive awareness, safety, prevention and support campaigns on local, national and international level.

Farm Murders


AfriForum demands pro-active strategy for farm murders

AfriForum today said the events which took place during the past week confirm that farm murders cannot be stemmed by applying the normal legal processes, and that only a focussed counterstrategy will offer a sustainable solution to the crisis. Hennie Bentley (73) and...

Ten reasons why farm murders should be prioritized

The murderers of Ernest (77) and Annetjie (76) van Rooyen were each handed two life sentences last week. Oupa Mokoena (47) and Ezekiele Mguni (30) murdered the couple in January of this year on their farm Somerset near Parys in the Free State. Ernest’s body was found...

A double strategy against farm murders

A cold shoulder “Listen to me when I hand you this volume. I’m not giving it to you because I am white. I’m giving it to you because I am a South African and because you have a responsibility to protect all South Africans – including farmers.” Those were the words of...

Conference on farm killings

AfriForum will hold a quick conference on farm murders next week. During the conference a report containing case studies about gross negligence on the part of the South African Police Service (SAPS) during the investigation of farm murders will be presented. Victims...

Farm murder crisis now in the hands of the SAHRC

AfriForum and Elize Perrin, whose brother, Mauritz Oberholzer, was murdered on his farm in September last year, submitted a volume comprising 10 complaints to the SA Human Rights Commission on Thursday, 30 May 2013. What is AfriForum asking from the SAHRC and what is...

AfriForum to take up Stiglingh farm murder with SAHRC

AfriForum will take up the attack on the Stiglingh couple in North West with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), and will request the Commission to take a stance on prioritising farm murders. The SAHRC confirmed its willingness to discuss the matter...

AfriForum wants to see the Human Rights Commission re farm murders

AfriForum today asked for an appointment with the Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Adv. Lawrence Mushwana, to obtain the Commission’s support for AfriForum’s campaign against farm murders. In the letter addressed to Mushwana, Ernst...

Mthethwa disregards farm murder crisis, says AfriForum

AfriForum accused the Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, of deliberately disregarding the magnitude of the farm murder crisis in South Africa, and being unfeeling towards the victims of this catastrophe. This was in reaction to Mr Mthethwa’s remarks this morning at a...