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Minister of Agriculture condemns murder of farmer Piketberg – SABC News

Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza has condemned the killing of a farmer in Piketberg on the West Coast. 53-year-old Hendrik Pistorius was murdered and his body was found on the farm early Wednesday morning. He suffered a head wound.

Police say money was stolen from the premises and no arrests have been made so far.

Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson Reggie Ngcobo says: “The minister says the killing of farmers and farm workers has a negative impact on the agriculture sector. Furthermore, the minister wanted to challenge the police to do everything in their power to arrest the perpetrators of this atrocity as soon as possible. The minister calls for improved relations between farmers, farmers, neighboring settlements and the police to stop these senseless murders.”

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Minister of Agriculture condemns murder of farmer Piketberg – SABC News

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