Agri-SA Pesident Dan Kriek has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take the lead in fighting farm murders and attacks on both black and white farmers in South Africa.

Kriek opened Agri-SA’s annual congress in Pretoria on Tuesday. He says the agricultural sector ensures food for all South Africans, but it’s now suffering from collective trauma due to the farm attacks and murders.

Kriek has called on Ramaphosa to strengthen the justice system and hold the police accountable.

“I know you know about farm murders and violence. And I know that you know this intimately. And here’s the thing Mr. President, we want to hear you say it. We want to year you say it. Because you are the president of the country. You are one of us, and you will have to take the lead on this and you will have to realise we suffer from collective trauma in the agricultural sector.”