A gruesome farm murder has been reported in KZN once more, just days after another shocking case left the rural community reeling. On Monday, it was confirmed that three members of the same family were killed during a horrifying attack at their Bishopstowe property – and one of the victims was a man in his eighties.
A manhunt for the perpetrators has been launched, and we’ve had several horrendous details confirmed to us on Tuesday morning, revealing the extent of the brutality enacted upon these farm residents:
Chris Pappas is the DA’s KZN Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development. He has vented his anger towards the provincial government, blaming Premier Sihle Zikalala for failing to put any measures in place to help prevent farm murders. According to the politician, the local government have been ‘motionless’ on this issue:
“We are deeply saddened by the murder of three people in the Midlands area of KZN. The incident saw a family of three brutally killed near Bishopstowe, including an 84-year-old victim. This heinous crime is just the latest in what has been a terrible and tragic few months within KZN’s farming community.”
“The DA in KZN extends its deepest condolences to all families and communities affected by the ongoing violence within our rural areas. The government is motionless on matters involving farmers and farmworkers, who are being attacked and murdered at a very high rate. The Premier and his provincial government are nowhere to be found.”Chris Pappas on the Bishopstowe farm murder
3 x #FarmMurder: Bishopstowe, KwaZulu-Natal. Two male victims (58 & 84) and one female victim (60) were attacked and killed by unknown suspects armed with bushknives and firearms. Sugar cane field was set on fire. No further details available. pic.twitter.com/vKS2P666ze— Farm Attacks & Murders SA (@FarmAttacks) December 15, 2020