SAPS and AfriForum collaborate to deal with crimes on farms

The SAPS has identified incidents of crime and violence on farms and small holdings as an emerging priority in the current 2016/2017 financial year and part of their integrated approach towards eradicating crime and criminality in this country.

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“We have engaged with AfriForum to ensure continuous collaboration and co-operation, specifically to deal with crimes aimed at people living on, working on and visiting farms and small holdings,” SAPS said in a statement.

“We have since seen a serious decline on the number of reported incidents of violence on farms and small holdings from 532 in the 2010/2011 financial year to 446 in the 2015/2016 financial year. There has also been a decline in the number of reported murders on farms and small holdings from 80 in the 2010/2011 financial year to 49 in the 2015/2016 financial year,” added the statement.

The SAPS has identified KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Limpopo and Gauteng as hot spot provinces with stations where more than two incidents of violence and murder were reported in the 2015/2016 financial year.

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Incidents should be reported to the Provincial Commissioners within 24 hours of occurrence.

AfriForum said it will make resources and information available to the police that might assist them in this regard.