AfriForum created a platform where members of the public can add their support to the 1995 World Cup Springbok rugby team’s appeal to the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
In this appeal, the former Springboks request a moment of silence for all victims of farm murders and violent crimes before next Saturday’s Currie Cup final between the Sharks and the Western Province at Kings Park in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
In their appeal to SARU the former Boks stated among others that “violent crimes destroy communities throughout the country” and also emphasised the growing number of farm attacks and murders, as well as the 2016/2017 crime statistics that were recently announced.
“Since 1 January 2017 at least 341 farm attacks have already been carried out, in which 70 people were killed. This means that thus far in 2017, more murders have been committed during farm attacks than in the total number of farm murders during 2016,” says Ernst Roets, AfriForum’s deputy CEO.
- Click here to add your name to the appeal to SARU.