Yet another brutal farm murder must result in action by Parliament
The Democratic Alliance is shocked and saddened by yet another brutal farm attack.
On Friday, Mr Hannes Kidson, and his wife, Ester Kidson, both 69 years old, were brutally murdered on their farm, Oortjies, between Jachtsfontein and Westonaria.
Mrs Kidson, who recently had a hip replacement and was in a wheel chair, had her throat cut. Mr Kidson was found dead in his work-shed, also with his throat cut.
The DA extends its condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of both Mr and Mrs Kidson. You are in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
It is clear that South Africans living in rural areas, farmers and farm workers alike, are facing extreme danger. According to information provided in a parliamentary reply, the South African Police Service noted 49 farm murders in the past year. The number, according to the TLU – during this same time – is as high as 72 murders.