A Clanwilliam farmer in the Western Cape was stabbed to death with a knife after allegedly intervening during a dispute between farm workers.
Col. Police spokesperson André Traut said a 38-year-old man was stabbed to death at a farm in Clanwilliam around 5:30 pm on Friday. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.
According to Billy Claasen of the rural and farm worker development organization, they received information that the farmer was trying to intervene during a quarrel between farm workers. “He was stabbed with a knife and died en route to Clanwilliam Hospital.”
Claasen strongly condemned the murder. “We would like to commend the police for their prompt response and surrounding farmers who have organized search groups to assist the police.
“We urge the police not to leave any stone unturned to find the suspect. A dangerous person is out there and needs to be arrested and charged. ”
Traut confirmed the suspect had not yet been arrested.