Rural safety plan urgent – FF Plus

Staff Writer | May 24, 2019
The FF Plus says it will ‘keep fighting for the safety of every South African’ and help build a country ‘where everyone can live and work without fear’.

The FF Plus in Gauteng says it plans to have discussions ‘very soon’ with Premier David Makhura and senior members of the South African Police Service on ‘a comprehensive rural safety plan’.

FF Plus provincial legislator in Gauteng, Kobus Hoffman, said in a statement that the party ‘cannot just stand idly by and look on as farmers and their children are attacked and murdered in Gauteng and the rest of the country’.

Hoffman, one of the FF Plus’s new members in the Gauteng legislature, said he would be serving on the Community Safety Portfolio Committee where he would introduce the plan. He also intended engaging organised agricultural and civic organisations ‘to get their input and draw on their expertise’.

He said: ‘The FF Plus will keep fighting for the safety of every South African and will help build a country where everyone can live and work without fear.’

In the most recent incident, Hoffman said, a farmer and his daughter were attacked on their farm near Fochville. 

‘The 55-year-old man was preparing to take his 17-year-old daughter to school when robbers assailed them outside their home. They were both forced to go back into the house where the farmer was hit in the head and his daughter was raped. The robbers apparently got away in the farmer's silver-grey Ford Ranger.’

 

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