DA condemns NC farm murder

Issued by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Spokesperson on Agriculture
16 Aug 2022 in News

Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL.

The DA condemns the brutal attack of an elderly couple on their farm approximately 15km outside of Olifantshoek on the N14 road earlier today whereby the female victim died and the male is recovering from his injuries in hospital.

Crime in South Africa is out of control. Murders and violent crime are on the rise and this shocking attack is a further symptom of a South Africa Police Service (SAPS) that is buckling under failing Police Minister Bheki Cele.

Our farming communities remain extremely vulnerable and, since the South African Police Service (SAPS) is critically under-staffed and therefore not able to protect these communities, it is imperative that rural safety units be reinstated as a matter of urgency.

The DA offers our deepest sympathies to the family and will be visiting the surviving victim in hospital as soon as possible.