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AfriForum claims WC farm attacks on the rise after family shot near Durbanville

29 September 2020 11:11 AM
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AfriForum believes that farm attacks in the Western Cape are becoming more prevalent and violent after the latest incident over the weekend.

AfriForum's head of community safety Thomas van Dalen says farm attacks in the province have become more brutal and frequent this year.

RELATED: Farm attacks and murders are undeniably spiking – Saps data

On Saturday, three people were shot during a farm attack in the Klipheuwel area near Durbanville.

An elderly couple and their son were left wounded after armed robbers gained entry into their home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It's alleged that four men, armed with a gun, knives, and pangas, entered the home and demanded that the victims hand over their valuables and keys to the safe.

RELATED: DA launches unit to help secure convictions in farm attack cases

According to Van Dalen, the victims were shot when the son attempted to intervene.

The victims are being treated for their gunshot wounds in hospital and the elderly man is apparently in a critical condition, Van Dalen tells CapeTalk.

He says farm attacks should not be racialised because they affect people across various demographics.

The attacks are becoming more and more brutal. It's not just robberies anymore.

Thomas van Dalen, Head of Community Safety - AfriForum

The family in Durbanville was asleep. It was around 01:30 in the morning.

Thomas van Dalen, Head of Community Safety - AfriForum

They took the old lady and her husband... They wanted money and cellphones.

Thomas van Dalen, Head of Community Safety - AfriForum

The son who was visiting tried to fend off the attackers and they shot all three of them.

Thomas van Dalen, Head of Community Safety - AfriForum

All races are targeted at this stage... There's no such thing as white genocide or black genocide.

Thomas van Dalen, Head of Community Safety - AfriForum

Listen to the discussion on Today with Kieno Kammies:


29 September 2020 11:11 AM
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