- Pressure is mounting on the government to intervene and tackle the farm attacks
- Briefly.co.za readers reacted to a social media post and shared their suggestions to the president
- Recommendations ranged from reducing inequality to treating farm workers with respect
The rate of farm attacks across the country seems to be on the rise and pressure is mounting on government to act.
With the crisis threatening to spiral out of control, Briefly.co.za asked readers for their input.
Via Facebook, we took all suggestions on board and some interesting ideas were shared.
Some took exception to the fact that farm murders seem to be prioritised and felt that all crimes should be addressed.
Many who responded felt that the situation would only improve once other social ills were resolved, such as education, poverty and inequality.
However, numerous readers felt that farm owners aren’t doing themselves any favours in their treatment of those that work the farm.
Thamsanqa William Mayekiso said, “Ensure that everybody has an education, decent employment, land, decent housing and everyone needs to live in a secure environment. In other words, inequality to be drastically reduced. South Africa is the most unequal country in the world......blacks being the poorest.”
Umphile Biyela said, “Teach the farmers to treat farmworkers with respect. Have workshops teaching farmers some respect.”
Kuster Mvundl'obhelu Majova commented, “Attitude of some farm owners, way they treat farm workers and people who visit them to buy, I for one I had bad experience dealing with farm owners, but others differ so a lot have to be done.”
Christiaan Bobby Boshoff said, “Stop telling the people that we stole their land and they must repossess it. That is the whole problem.”
Khotso Mokoena commented, “People die a tragic death every day in SA. no one is special.”
Benny Payne said, “Death penalty. Mobilize farm patrols.”
Hulisani Ntsandeni suggested: “Arrest Malema and BLF leader for inciting violence against farmers.”
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