Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa has 14 days to respond to a memorandum against farm murders and attacks.
So says Debbie Nel, national coordinator of last weekend’s protests over farm attacks.
Nel sent the memorandum by e-mail to Ramaphosa on Monday. This follows Saturday’s protests against farm murders and attacks.
Nel attended the protest in Cape Town where protesters marched on parliament.
A procession was held at the same time from the Voortrekker Monument to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Nel says hundreds of people took part in the march and the rumors that people were arrested are untrue. The police ensured that order was maintained.
Nel says farm attacks must stop because farmers play an important role. “Farmers are killed left and right. What will happen if we no longer have food? ”
Some of the demands in the memorandum include:
• Assistance to farmers with security equipment, self-defense, medical emergency response and training;
• State protection for farms and farmers according to the national key point legislation;
• Restoration of the commando system for farmers; and
• Investigate and prosecute those involved in the looting of money at the Land Bank.
Nel says if the president does not respond within two weeks, more marches will follow. “We go back in the thousands until they do what we asked,” says Nel.