Farming has never been an easy life but in the past it was more certain.

Where once farmers in the Transvaal region enjoyed a high standard of living, today they say they are targeted by violent assailants. “It’s not good for the health of society to be under siege by criminals,” he says pointing out that he was attacked last year.

“I was woken when they broke the window, I made sure my wife was safe and called for help on the radio,” he recalls.

“When they heard the radio, they shot at me,” he says pointing to a mark on the ceiling where the bullet hit.

“I shot back (and) when I came out they had gone, but there was blood all over. Hopefully I hit one of them.”…

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