- The rural community in Limpopo has taken a stand against farm murders
- Many pulled up to partake in a protest against the brutal crimes committed on farms on Tuesday
- This follows the senseless murder of 78-year-old Alwyn van Zyl
The rural community in Limpopo have taken a stand against farm murders in the area. A massive public protest was held on Tuesday to draw attention to the horrific crimes committed on farms.
The large-scale protest followed the death of Alwyn van Zyl. The 78-year-old was killed by armed robbers on his farm last week.
According to reports, the police arrested a number of suspects in Van Zyl's murder. They are set to appear in court near Naboomspruit on Tuesday.
Photos and videos of the protest were posted on social media by Yusuf Abramjee and Ian Cameron, amongst others.
Abramjee captioned the post:
"Protest against farm murders: Modimolle Limpopo. Pics: Johan Abrie."
Take a look at Cameron's post below:
Another social media user, @senoraaG, shared a video on Twitter and captioned it:
"Naboomspruit is on a semi-go-slow traffic-wise. Farmers protesting against farm murders."
South Africans reacted to the photos and videos online and they were clearly not on the same page as each other.
Twitter user, @Realsoulkaay, commented:
"Farm attacks and farm murders must come to an end or else it'll end in tears."
Farm murders have been a hot topic in recent months. Briefly.co.za previously reported Pieter Groenewald's State of the Nation Debate focused on farm murders, with the FF+ leader calling President Cyril Ramaphosa to action.
Groenewald wanted to know why it was 'so difficult to publicly condemn farm murders', pointing out that the nation is host to farmers from all ethnic groups:
“It’s not only a crime against the individual, it’s a crime against the community. It is the women and children who pay the price of farm murders. Where they are tortured, where they throw boiling water down their throats.
"Where they are [taking] hot irons, burning the women. When they force a twelve-year-old girl to see how her mother is raped. It’s torture. But still you refuse to publicly condemn farm murders.”
In other news, a heartbreaking video shows healthcare workers standing side-by-side in a hospital's hallway after a renowned doctor passed away.
South Africans were devastated by the video and many opened up about the kind of man Dr Mohammed Bobat was.
One person commented:
"I bet the atmosphere in theatre won't be the same any more... Jokes and laughter always. Farewell Dr Bobby."
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