The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has the power to make the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, explain the continued failure to protect farming communities.
The DA will, therefore, write to request that Mr Beukman summons Minister Mbalula to urgently explain and to commit to keeping South Africans safe by implementing the rural safety plans.
We will also conduct oversight visits to measure the extent to which police stations are equipped to deal with violence in rural communities.
The government needs to prioritise the safety of farming communities as workers and farmers have a right to be protected from violent attacks.
Our citizens in rural communities should not live in fear while their leaders turn a blind eye to farm attacks.
Three of the thugs that murdered the Klapmuts farmer