Afasa condemns Harrismith farm murder

Afasa condemns Harrismith farm murder

The African Farmers' Association of South Africa has condemned the killing of an elderly farm manager near Harrismith.


Robert Rhadebe and his wife Martha were attacked on the Free State farm on Friday. 

Harrismith is about 60km from KwaZulu-Natal's provincial border near Van Reenens Pass. 

The couple sustained stab wounds when two men arrived at the door, allegedly saying they wanted to buy wood. 

Robert passed away on the scene, while Martha managed to crawl to a nearby house and call for help. 

The association's Shadrack Mbele is calling for an end to farm murders, saying farmers are the sole food providers in the country.

"AFASA condemns these killing whether it's black or white, farm worker or farmer. We need to see the visibility of police on the farms. 

"As farmers, we need to take a little bit of introspection and look at ourselves as to whether we are promoting this by employing people whom we really don't know," he said. 

It is believed robbery was the motive for the attack. 

(File photo)

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