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FED UP with living in pigsties, and of being "humiliated and evicted" by Western Cape farmers, about 60 farmworkers say they will blockade Parliament until President Jacob Zuma solves their problems.
They were set to begin camping outside the gates of Parliament on Tuesday night in the hope of meeting Zuma yesterday.
The group, organised by the Sikhula Sonke Farmworkers' Movement, spent Monday night camping outside Kaap Fleur, a flower farm in Stellenbosch, where eight families of workers live in pigsties.
One of the farmworkers, Theresa Malgas, said: "The boerwill not give in to our demands to have these pigsties demolished and build us proper houses."
Sikhula Sonke general secretary Wendy Pekeur said some people had been living in the pigsties for more than 20 years.
"We had several meetings with the owner and his only response was that he would retrench all eight families of workers this week," Pekeur said.
Malgas confirmed that after tomorrow "we don't know where we will live or work".
The Kaap Fleur owner, who would only give her name as Mrs van Haaster, said she and her husband would not need the workers any more.
"But it is not because of what they said but because my husband is 65 and he is ending the business," said Van Haaster, before threatening to call her lawyer.
The farmworkers, from the rural towns of Breede River, Witzenburg, Overberg, Oostenberg and the Boland want Zuma to expropriate Kaap Fleur farm.
They also want him to force farmers to provide them with housing, sanitation, clean drinking water and electricity.
The farmworkers will go on camping at Parliament until today when they will head for Stellenbosch to demonstrate outside a wine festival.