Hundreds of protestors united against farm murders outside Union Buildings

Hundreds of protestors united against farm murders outside Union Buildings

- Protestors gathered outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria to raise awareness about farm murders in South Africa

- The group had some demands, that the police make farm murders a priority and that President Cyril Ramaphosa make a public statement against farm attacks

- The group hopes to unite South Africans against farm murders

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On Saturday, a diverse group of people gathered together to protest farm murders in South Africa, their march culminated outside the Union Buildings.

The protestors were made up of bikers, motorists, members of the gaming community and hundreds of people from Pretoria and the surrounds.

They were calling for real action against farm murders. Kallie Roux , one of the leaders had said that they wanted the police to make farm murders a priority.

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Another of their demands was that the President speak out publicly against farm murders.
“This is our way of raising our voices against farm attacks and a way to condemn these killings."
“We feel it is important to have protests like this to show the farming communities that we stand in solidarity with them in their pain and their fight against the scourge on farm killings.’’

Sandra Joubert another organiser said that their goal was to unite South Africans against farm murders accord to the Rekord.

“It is not about colour but it is about farm murders and everyone needs to stand up for our farmers."
‘’We are also calling on the police department to stand against farm murders because they are part of the land also.’’

Hundreds of Pretoria residents gathered to protest farm attacks. Photo credit: UGC/Unite against farm murders/attacks group
Protestors gathered to demand that more be done to combat and acknowledge farm murders in South Africa. Photo credit: UGC/Unite against farm murders/attacks group
Source: UGC

Earlier, reported that the establishment of rural safety command centres has long been requested by farming communities in an attempt to curb crime.

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A string of farm murders recently, in addition to the highly publicised unrest in Senekal, saw top police officials meeting with farmers.

The sector has been urging the government to protect citizens who work on farms and it seems to have gained them this agreement.

In other news, the case against two alleged suspects for the death of Brendin Horner, aged 32 and 43, has been postponed until 16 October.

Protestors from all over the country met outside of the Senekal Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning.

The demonstrations descended into chaos with protestors attempting to reach the suspects in the court's holding cells, prompting clashes with police.

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