Second farm worker dies in W.Cape

Another farm worker has died in the Western Cape following violent wage protests.

Another farm worker has died in the Western Cape following violent wage protests.

CAPE TOWN - A second farm worker has died as a result of the violent strikes plaguing the Western Cape, police confirmed on Sunday.

Bongile Ndleni was shot in Prince Alfred Hamlet near Ceres on Wednesday allegedly by men driving a bakkie.

The 40-year-old seasonal farm labourer died in hospital on Saturday morning.

Police spokespeson Andre Traut said, "The death is being investigated by police and no one has been arrested as yet."

Earlier this week, tractor driver Michael Daniels, aged 28, was killed during the violence between striking workers and police in Wolseley.

Meanwhile, farm workers said they planned to intensify their strike in the Western Cape if government does not increase their minimum daily wage.

Farm workers across the province intend to embark on mass action on 4 December.

They are demanding a daily wage of R150.

Many of the workers are currently earning an average of R70 a day.

United Democratic Front head Mario Wanza said, "This is going to be one of the biggest strikes to happen because the people are fed up and they want to bring an end to the suffering."