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protestEWN reports that on Monday morning hundreds of vehicles were slowly making their way towards Cape Town en route to Green Point with the aim of bringing attention to farm murders.  

Traffic along the Old Paarl Road is moving at a snail’s pace as hundreds of vehicles drive behind one another, under the banner "genoeg is genoeg" (enough is enough).  Protesters donning black said that, while the aim was to raise more awareness around farm murders, it was also a stand against crime in general.  A group of farm workers was also taking part in the protest.  Andre Jacobs, who has been a farm worker in the Boland for more than 30 years, said:  “There are so many murders and children are being raped in these areas.  We are not here today to only support the farmers, we are here for all of us who are affected by crime in the area.  As farm workers, we are being murdered too.”  The procession was due to gather at Cape Town Stadium later on Monday.

  • This report by Shamiela Fisher is at EWN
  • Read too, Without farmers no one in SA will eat or have a future, say protesters, at The Citizen
  • See as well, Truck crashes into Black Monday protest blockade on N4 outside of Middleburg, at News24

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