Farm attacks are violent and gruesome

Slogans like “kill the farmer, kill the boer”, “one settler, one bullet” and “one bullet, one boerekind” are freely flashed on posters with absolutely no consequences whatsoever and it is no secret how certain political parties (EFF, BLF, ANC) feel about farmers.

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The monument for farm murders in 2017, situated outside Pietersburg.

Violent and gruesome farm attacks are on the increase and it is believed by the farming community that these attacks are politically motivated. Farmers getting burned with hot irons, boiling water thrown down their throats and even toddlers’ heads being smashed against walls are just some of the things that happens before people are either left to die or executed point blank.
According to the Rome Research Institute of South Africa, the country has seen 42 attacks and 6 murders just in the first month of this year. February month has also been a very bloody month with 37 attacks and 3 murders in the first 15 days.
Why do people attack farmers and farmworkers? Mostly to get hold of weapons, money and other valuables, but in many cases, it happens that nothing is stolen and it is suspected that it is purely done out of hate and revenge and the EFF, BLF and SA President Cyril Ramaphosa are not helping with their call to take land without compensation. Some South Africans fully agree that we are heading for a second Zimbabwe.

Katie Hopkins, independent British journalist, visited South Africa earlier this year to report on the attacks. She was detained at OR Tambo International because of her reporting but refuses to hide the truth away from the world.
It also seems that some farmers are naive and are not taking warnings seriously and in some cases farm workers are involved and give out sensitive information.
Lots of tears flow at the annual upgrading of the White Cross Monument (Witkruismonument). The monument is situated on a farm near Pietersburg and has a cross for every fallen farmer. The monument was started by Lita Fourie after her parents John and Bina Cross were brutally attacked and executed on 16 April 2000.
The upgrading of the monument takes place again from 31 August – 2 September this year and falls together with the “Groot Trek Fees.” Contact The Bulletin for more information.
Gwendie Venter