Since the 6th April, there are reports of at least fourteen farm attacks that have occurred.
6 April was the day that was targeted by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for large-scale land invasions.
Although the occupation did not last too long, some observers say that the increased attacks on farms since that date is probably in connection with the EFF’s revolutionary call of land occupation.
Five farm attacks occurred over the Easter weekend so far.
The attacks spread over a wide range of Natal, on the Eastern Transvaal, Northern Transvaal and in the western Transvaal, while an attack near Bloemfontein was also carried out.
In the Cullinan area, east of Pretoria, there were two more attacks. In one incident, a farmer was killed and in another case a couple was tied up, assaulted and robbed. The Cullinan district at one stage suffered some serious farm attacks but then became very quiet. Residents fear that a renewed surge of farm attacks in the region will flare up after the latest incidents.
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