The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
It is awful to read about the atrocities committed by some white farmers in the rural areas.
Johan van Niekerk's recent alleged murder of Ntsako Mkhari is a case in point. Trespassing and poaching are illegal and it is a fact that the South African police are under- performing.
But this does not grant a "killing permit" to some farmers.
Given the higher levels of poverty in these areas, people will resort to hunting.
To this end, farmers have a hand in worsening the plight of the poor.
Mostly, they do not pay their workers at acceptable levels as championed by the government. Perhaps, the problem does not lie with the police only, but the labour policy implementation is also ineffective.
The conduct of some white farmers is disgusting. I would suggest that all white farmers should unite, condemn this and also take practical measures to avoid the recurrence of this practice.
If the killing of Africans by white farmers is not properly handled, it could lead to perennial racial hatred between the two and reverse the gains democracy has brought.
Kgothatso Shai, Pretoria