Security is tight at the entrance of the ZZ2 farm’s offices along the R81 in Moeketsi, outside Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo, where members of the EFF are demonstrating to observe the Workers’ Day.
Police have been deployed to the offices.
The EFF and some local community members accuse farm management of diverting water from a river to the farm. They say this has made it impossible for residents of villages to access water.
The group plans to hand in a memorandum of demands to the management of ZZ2 farms.
EFF provincial leader, Jossey Buthane, says this is a follow up to protest action they held a few weeks ago against ZZ2 for allegedly diverting water in rivers to its farms.
ZZ2 has denied the allegation that it is depriving communities of water, saying it has been sourcing water fairly.
ZZ2 is the country’s biggest exporter of tomato. It employs thousands of permanent and seasonal farmworkers.
ZZ2 farmer accused of contributing to water shortages in Giyani: