Attackers chant “Kill the Boer, kill the Farmer” before stabbing female victim with spear

Attackers chanted ‘Kill the boer’ before stabbing woman with spear

By Jenni Baxter 29-08-23 11:15

A farming couple from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, were severely assaulted on their farm while their attackers allegedly shouted: “Kill the Boer, kill the Farmer”. Four attackers forced their way into Tim and Amanda Platt’s farmhouse, during the early hours of 17 August 2023. The attackers gained entry to the house by breaking down […]

Lives of poor and working class people upended by violent taxi strike

Lives of poor and working class people impacted by violent taxi strike

By Ground Up 04-08-23 21:59

Most municipal services in communities such as Browns Farm, Philippi East, Nyanga and Samora Machel in Cape Town have been suspended, with some schools and clinics closed due to threats of violence related to the ongoing taxi strike. On Thursday evening, we spoke to Zandile Tyabeka from Gugulethu, who had been waiting hours for a taxi from […]

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