Farm safety commitments

The Deputy Agriculture Minister, Bheki Cele was tasked to deal with the security of farms in the Gauteng province.
Cele spoke at the Kwanalu annual conference in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month saying that the task was handed to him by the minister of agriculture.
“We’re taking it to heart,” Cele added.
There have been two cases of fatal farm attacks this year. The most recent one was at the beginning of this month.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko told Parliament during his budget vote speech earlier this year that the police force would focus on farm safety. Since the early 1990s, there have been thousands of farmers and farm workers murdered around the country.
According to CEO of KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union, Sandy la Marque, there is no link to be drawn between race, land claims and farm murders.
KwaZulu-Natal’s MEC for agriculture and rural development, Cyril Xaba committed the provincial government to work together with farmers to ensure rural safety. – Farmers Weekly