DA condemns attacks on KZN farmers

Mark Steele, MPP

DA KZN Spokesperson on Agriculture

The Democratic Alliance in the KZN Legislature today tabled a motion during a parliamentary sitting slamming the recent spate of attacks on farmers in the province.

The move follows the violent assault on an Ixopo farmer and his wife last week in which they were assaulted and tasered.

The DA noted the comments of Judge Isaac Madondo, who, when sentencing a man to life imprisonment for murdering an Eston farmer, said that farmers provide a service to the nation and without such food security people would starve.

The DA also called on members of the provincial parliament to join with rural communities in KZN in condemning the attacks as an assault on all law-abiding South Africans.