NCOP’s adoption of motion on farm attacks ‘encouraging’ – DA

For the first time a motion about farm attacks was unanimously adopted by one of the two houses of Parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

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George Michalakis, the DA’s Free State permanent delegate to the NCOP, who tabled the motion without notice, described this development as “encouraging”.

The members of the NCOP agreed unanimously to call on the minister of police Nathi Nhleko to include farm attacks in the SAPS annual report. Moreover, the NCOP called unanimously on Nhleko to categorise farm attacks as priority crimes.

The motion also called for the establishment of specialised rural safety units within the SAPS to ensure the safety and security of rural communities.

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