The Cape is no longer the crime-free area it used to be with an increase in violent crimes, especially on tourists, while the DA-controlled Western Cape government is apparently just as incapable of doing something about it, and the ANC in the other provinces.
After several hikers were attacked and seriously injured on Table Mountain this weekend, five cyclists from Stellenbosch had a “hell experience” when two men attacked them on the Old Helshoogte Pass with knives and sticks.
The police responded quickly, and the two men were arrested shortly after that. The cyclists sustained only minor injuries.
During the past weekend, an elderly Stellenbosch farm woman was attacked and assaulted. Mrs. Susan Joubert (87) of the farm Aan-Den-Weg was attacked by three or four terrorists on Sunday afternoon after her two dogs were stabbed. She was robbed and injured, and her jewels were stripped from her.
FF Plus’s leader in the Western Cape, Dr. Corné Mulder said the attack is shocking, and the police and community of the Western Cape must take action to ensure that farm attacks do not become a common phenomenon in this province.
Dr. Mulder said the Western Cape for years had largely escaped the evils of farm attacks; there was a flurry of attacks that has continued with a harsh attack last weekend just outside Stellenbosch.
About two months ago, a farmer from Klapmuts near Stellenbosch, Mr. Joubert Conradie, 47, shot dead on his farm Uitkyk.
Two weeks before this Mr. Mark Fagan (46) was shot in Klein Dassenberg near Philadelphia during an attack.
A few weeks before this attack, a farmer of Ceres in the Cold Bokkeveld was attacked at his farm store and stabbed several times with a knife. He survived the attack.
Dr. Mulder said the Cape has long been conscious over the possibility of farm attacks that have been virtually unheard of in this province so far. “At this stage, it is not yet possible to say whether the attacks are the beginning of a wave of this type of crime in the Western Cape. What has happened so far, however, must flash the danger lights. ”
The FF Plus wants to encourage local farmers to approach safety on their farms with a new mindset, to be always vigilant as farm attacks can occur anywhere in the country.
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