POLICE ACTION IS COMMENDED

Kobus Visser, Director: Corporate Liaison

In a letter to the National Commissioner of Police, Agri SA congratulated and commended the police on various operations undertaken recently which prevented a farm attack in KwaZulu-Natal and resulted in the arrest of farm murder suspects in Gauteng en Limpopo. This proves that swift and professional police action can produce good results.

The farming community expects nothing but a professional service from the police. Firm action by the police must send a strong message to criminals that crime in rural areas would not be tolerated.

Agri SA also called on trial officials in the respective cases to show no mercy when sentences are imposed on conviction, because these murderers had shown no mercy to their victims. A strong message from the police and courts that crimes of any nature would not be tolerated is now necessary to deter criminals.