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Plato: We can't tolerate killings anywhere in WC

Hundreds of people staged a protest on Monday against farm murders.

Protesters gather in Stellenbosch ahead of their march against farm murders on 30 October 2017. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Farmers are turning up the pressure on law enforcement bodies to do more to protect them and their workers.

Hundreds of people staged a protest on Monday against farm murders. It involved a motorcade which descended on cape town from Klapmuts near Stellenbosch on Monday.

Lobby group AfriForum says there have been at least 70 farm murders in the country since January.

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says he regularly meets with police top brass where the issue is raised.

"We don’t care if it is occurring in Khayelitsha or Nyanga or Elsies River, we can’t tolerate any killing anywhere in the Western Cape and it needs to be fully investigated by the South Africa Police Services. We want quick arrests; we want those responsible to appear before the courts."

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