Parlimentary Question: Acts of Violence against the Farming Community Act removal

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QUESTION NO 1303

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 26 APRIL 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11- 2010)

Date reply submitted : 18 May 2010
1303 Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) On whose instruction was the section under the heading: Acts of Violence against the Farming Community removed from the annual report of the SA Police Service and (b) what were the reasons for its removal?

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REPLY:
(a)According to the SAPS annual report 2008/2009, page 69, 794 farm attacks occurred during which 86 murders (out of a total of 18148 murders) were committed. Repeated analysis between 1998/1999 and 2006/2007 indicated that at least 90% of “farm attacks” and resultant “farm murders” are related to robberies on farms and smallholdings.
(b)As a result of the above, a decision was taken that the heading “acts of violence against the farming community” will form part of the overall category: “house robberies and murders”.



Reply to question 1303 approved by Minister