This follows a recent incident that happened just outside Brits in Sandrift whereby a black farmer was brutally murdered by white farmers. This is usually seen as stereotypical ‘racism’. But there are many other forms, and they all belong to the same poisoned family.
According to eye witnesses, the white farmers went to the house of the black farmer and took him to a nearby place where they started assaulting him to death. They assaulted him in full view of his children and later drove over his dead body several times.
The family that waited behind started worrying because of the duration he took to return back home. One of the children tried to contact the police who allegedly did not respond on time. The family then went to look for him and found him laying dead in a pool of blood on the side of the road.
This was very unfortunate and every democratic and sane-minded South African would have hung their head in shame. The white farmers were arrested and will appear in the Brits Magistrate’s court on the 25 February, 2016. With all the family-locked white elites in Brits, with relatives in high places, we wonder if justice will ever be served. Every week there is a case reported of a farmer or farmworker that is murdered. When is this going to end and why are these people becoming the target? SANCO Provincial Organiser, Pasture Maremo said that they had arranged for a march to demonstrate their frustrations but because of the unavailability of the minister, they will put the march on hold for a while.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the act of killing on the black farmer by white farmers. Our judiciary system failed the community by offering a R500 bail to each of these suspects. We oppose the bail awarded to these people and therefore intend to support the family of the deceased throughout.” “We are very much disturbed by the fact that the children had to witness such horrendous actions and attempted to contact our police services who could not be of assistance. Now the family of the suspects is sending threats to the family of the deceased forcing them to sell the farm to them,” said Mr. Maremo. He urged community members to attend the court hearing in numbers the at the Brits Magistrate’s Court and support the family.