Freedom Front Plus
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FF Plus welcomes arrest of suspect after farm murder in Mpumalanga

The FF Plus in Mpumalanga welcomes yesterday's arrest of a suspect for their alleged involvement in a farm murder earlier this week.

Johan Nortje (66) was killed and his wife (56) assaulted in a farm attack on their farm Wilgekraal in Badfontein, in the Thaba Chweu Local Municipality.

The 36-year-old suspect was apprehended in eMalahleni/Witbank on Monday night. The arrest followed joint efforts by the police's canine units and other local law-enforcement agencies.

Mpumalanga is clearly a hot spot for farm attacks seeing as the latest farm murder was the fifth in the province in a very short period of time.

Over the past few months, the province has seen a serious spike in farm attacks, with victims losing their lives mostly in brutal ways.

The way in which farmers, farm workers and their families are left vulnerable to the worst forms of torture is absolutely inhumane, and must never be allowed to become the norm.

The FF Plus will apply as much pressure as it can to ensure that the murderers in all cases are arrested and duly prosecuted.

The FF Plus demands swift and decisive action, and no bail when murderers are apprehended.

The FF Plus expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Nortje.



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