Farm murder: Violent killing of pregnant woman in South Africa

Farm murder: Violent killing of pregnant woman in South Africa

A pregnant woman had her throat slit on the evening of the 4th July, during a gruesome farm murder that also targeted a male victim and two children. 

The murder took place in Weenen, KNZ, and the following details have been confirmed:

Three unknown males gained access via the back kitchen door.

The suspects held the father at knifepoint, demanding money.

Two young children were also present.

In trying to subdue the pregnant woman, she was taken to the bathroom. Her throat was cut by one of the attackers.

The father is receiving treatment in hospital, and the attackers fled the property empty-handed.

Prior to this case, there have been at least 59 farm attacks during lockdown – resulting in 12 murders. Chris Pappas, a DA spokesperson for agriculture in KZN, was left incandescent with the brutality. He is pleading with Cyril Ramaphosa to ‘break his silence’ on farm murders and have them reclassified as ‘hate crimes’.

“We are shocked and appalled by the murder that took place in Weenen, KZN – especially due to the loss of an unborn child. There are now two fundamental issues South Africans must deal with: Why does the president stay silent on these incidents? And why are farm murders not classed as hate crimes?”