- ANC secretary Faiez Jacobs released a statement condemning farm attacks in the country following the brutal murder of a farm worker during a robbery
- Jacobs said that every attack on a farm is an attack on South Africa as well as a threat to food security
- Faiez appealed to farmers to stop evictions and human rights abuses and to do their part in creating a peaceful and productive community in rural communities
Faiez Jacobs, ANC secretary for the Western Cape, has spoken out against farm attacks in the region. This follows the brutal murder of a farm worker during a robbery in Philippi during the weekend.
It is alleged that seven men robbed the farm and that one of the attackers were killed during the incident, with two more attackers being arrested in follow-up operations by the police.
Issuing a statement in response to the event Jacobs said that each assault on the farming community was an assault on the country, irrelevant of race and additionally was a threat to food security.
The ANC secretary went on to thank the police for their swift action and called upon them to intensify intelligence operations against the remaining attackers. He called on the courts to impose severe sentences on those who were found guilty of attacking farms.
In the same statement, Jacobs took the opportunity to urge farmers to stop evictions and human rights abuses. He encouraged them to contribute to creating a peace that would be conducive to productivity in rural communities.
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