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Farm kills ‘still high’ in SA, now in its own category

In just three months, a total of 69 murders, 70 attempted murders and 291 cases of grievous bodily harm were recorded on farmland, farms, parcels or small businesses. There were also nine attacks on farm workers by farmers, three of which were murders. Bittereinders founder Devon Hofmeyr said he was surprised to learn that farm murders were getting their category in this quarter’s crime statistics. ALSO READ: Crime Statistics: This Province Has the Most Farm Killings “It should have happened a long time ago, although I’m not sure of the recorded figure, because many people did not report the attacks,” he said…

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