15 September 1998
SA farm murders ‘all too commonplace’

THE murder of white farmers is becoming all too commonplace in South Africa after the ending of apartheid, reports The Independent.

More than 500 farmers have been murdered in 2400 attacks on farms since South Africas first democratic elections in 1994. Almost without exception the attackers were black.

Since January, more than 100 farmers and their relatives have been killed.

Farmers in kwaZulu-Natal are are threatening to withhold their taxes, while others threaten to take the law into their hands. President Mandela will host a summit on the killings next month.