AfriForum in Australia to beg for help with farm murders in SA

AfriForum in Australia to beg for help with farm murders in SA

- A high-ranking delegation from AfriForum is currently in Australia to raise awareness about farm attacks and farm murders in South Africa

- The delegation is retelling the harrowing tales of victims and survivors in a bid to drum up support from Australian authorities to pressure the South African government into taking action

- AfriForum’s Ian Cameron spoke on Sky TV Australia and will deliver a speech in Western Australia’s Parliament on Tuesday

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A high-ranking delegation from civil rights group AfriForum is currently in Australia trying to raise awareness about farm attacks and farm murders in South Africa. The delegation hopes to drum up support from Australian authorities to pressure the South African government into taking action against farm attacks.

AfriForum members are retelling what they call the harrowing tales of victims and survivors of savage attacks on rural farms in South Africa to strengthen their case. AfriForum community safety officer Ian Cameron is spearheading the operation.

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Cameron appeared on Sky News TV in Australia, has met with Australian Members of Parliament (MPS) and will give a speech in the Western Australia Parliament on Tuesday.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Cameron also met with Australian MP and chairperson of the joint committee on intelligence and security Andrew Hastie

IOL.co.za reported that Cameron slammed the South African government’s lack of care about the issue and he said President Cyril Ramaphosa’s total denial of farm murders has not gone over well in the international community.

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Cameron said AfriForum did not plan to use statistics on its current mission to Australia and would instead focus on bringing a human element to farm attacks.

Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, rejected the insinuation that Ramaphosa had lied about farm murders and pointed out the statement in question was in response to US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory tweet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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