African Farmers Association: Brendin Horner murder ‘hurts us all’

African Farmers Association: Brendin Horner murder ‘hurts us all’

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) and World Farmers Organisation have joined lobby group AfriForum in Senekal in the Free State to highlight issues affecting farmers.

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The farming groups are in the small Free State town for the second court appearance of the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner.

Afasa CEO Nakana Soks Masoka says the voices of the majority of farmers are not being heard.

"We as AFASA wants to put it very clear that the death of this young man (Brendin Horner) hurts us all. Because the assault and the attacks and murders on farmers do not know colour. All of us are being assaulted and all our cattle and animals are being stolen.”

He encouraged farmers to remain united.

"We want to make it clear that this young man's murder must not be used as a political score or to divide farmers in race and colour. Second, we want to call on the justice system of the country - the suspects have been arrested. Stop postponing and postponing the court case, prosecute, find judgment, throw the key away.

"Minister Cele, make sure your police officials do their work and do not become part of the syndicate that steal our cattle and sheep."


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