Wednesday, 19 September 2012

ANC blamed for farm murders

September 12 2012 at 03:24pm 

    Afriforum Chief Executive Kalli Kriel Photo: Dumisani Sibeko

Pretoria - The African National Congress should accept
responsibility for farm murders, civil rights group
AfriForum said on Wednesday. “As long as the ANC
continues to remain silent when ANC leaders, like Ronald
Lamola say that he cannot guarantee the safety of the
Van der Merwes and the Van Tonders (Afrikaner surnames)
... the ANC can be held responsible for farm murders,”
AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said in a statement.
In June, Lamola was criticised for his comments relating to
land ownership. He told a media briefing in Pretoria that
section 25 of the Constitution should be amended to allow
for change in the land reformpolicy.
If white South Africans did not hand land to poor blacks,
there could be land invasions like those that took place in
Zimbabwe, he said. At the time, he reportedly said he could
not guarantee the safety of “the Van Tonders and the
Van der Merwes on farms”. - Sapa

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