AfriForum farming wing plans to take farm murder issues to the UN

AfriForum farming wing plans to take farm murder issues to the UN

AfriForum's farming wing, the Southern African Agriculture Initiative (SAAI), will be taking the country's farm murder issues to the United Nations (UN) at the launch of the Decade of Family Farming in Rome.

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After a series of reports about farm attacks and the disturbing murder of Annette Kennealy, a Limpopo farm attack activist, AfriForum will turn to the United Nations for help.

The Afrikaner rights group's farming wing, the Southern African Agriculture Initiative (SAAI), will head to Decade of Family Farming in Rome.

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The Citizen reports that the group wants to highlight the challenges that South African farmers face.

Briefly.co.za gathered that chief executive of SAAI, Francois Rossouw, emphasised the importance of the UN event.

“The world is realising that family farmers are going to play an integral part in solving our most threatening problems. For this reason, this resolution for the Decade of Family Farming was adopted unanimously by the UN in October 2017 and it is now being implemented worldwide to give farmers the necessary support."

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Meanwhile, there has been an outpouring of tributes for 50-year-old Annette Kennealy. She was murdered on her farm in Makhado, Limpopo.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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