With the scourge of farm killings and attacks continuing unabated, it has been recommended at the two-day summit on farm killings that safety structures in communities work together.
The summit held in Pretoria was attended by farmers, trade unions, police and human rights stakeholders. The summit was set to explore mechanisms that can be used to combat this endemic.
Statistics released by Police Minister Bheki Cele showed an increase on farm attacks with a decreased number of murders.
The statistics dated back to 2012. The issues of rural safety as well as living conditions of farm workers and dwellers emerged as priorities.
Resolutions taken will be handed to the inter-ministerial committee made up of the security cluster.
“The inter-ministerial committee will take the recommendations which will then be discussed in cabinet subsequently taken to Parliament whereby some of the issues that came out strongly will then be put into practice in terms of assignments which will be given to departments,” says Department Spokesperson, Steve Galane.
Delegates also recommended that a stock theft unit within the police be established.