Even though there was talk of arrest, the farm murder march to the Union Buildings continued on Saturday morning.
Janette van der Merwe, one of the organizers, was one of hundreds of motorcycle drivers who gathered on the N1. She says no one was allowed at the Voortrekker Monument, but they continue their march to the Union Buildings.
“We simply feel that this time we are not behind. Never again. ”
She said just after 11:00 the march was “calm”.
Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for the Tshwane metro police, said he was still waiting for his teams to provide feedback.
However, there was still confusion early in the morning about whether the march would continue physically and whether it would just be held on social media.
Devon Hofmeyr, Steve Hofmeyr’s son, wrote on Facebook after the metro police rejected their march to the Union Buildings “due to external reasons and not internal”, they decided they would still make their voices heard on July 18 against the brutal attacks. on farmers.
“And that is what we are going to do. I, Devon Hofmeyr, and the entire panel challenge each and every one of you to post a photo or video of you on Saturday at noon where you make your voice heard against farm murders. Along with this video, the following hashtags are extremely important: #lockdownfarmmurders and #inblyteenplaasmurder. ”