This incident on the morning of 17 September 2020, in which a horse was hacked to death and various other horses were injured by dissatisfied workers of the Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth is incomprehensible, inexcusable and absolutely revolting.
The media reports that according to allegations, the dismissal of one of the employees sparked the incident. In the meantime, the FF Plus ascertained that a dispute regarding pay-outs by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) caused the disagreement.
The incident is a shining example of the unacceptable and shocking levels of violence associated with crime which seems to be at the order of the day in South Africa.
The almost unfathomable level of violence and brutality is often seen in farm murders. Last week, the EFF decided to use countrywide violence and forceful protest actions to demonstrate its dissatisfaction about a shampoo advertisement.
In this case, it seems that the grievance was caused by UIF payments, or non-payments, which is something that the employer and owners of the horses have absolutely no control over and that was actually caused by the national lockdown.
So, instead of voicing their dissatisfaction with the ANC’s incompetence, they opted to attack and maim innocent animals. The FF Plus strongly condemns this incident.
Read the original article in Afrikaans by Piet Mey on FF Plus
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