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Lekota calls on govt to do more to protect farming communities

Mosiuoa Lekota says his party supports the movement and has called on government to do more to protect farmers.

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota (C) pictured with demonstrators who marched to the Union Buildings against farm murders. Picture:  Christa Eybers / EWN

PRETORIA – Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota joined the march against farm murders in Pretoria organised by AfriForum on Saturday.

The march is set to create awareness about farm killings.

Lekota says his party supports the movement and has called on government to do more to protect farmers.

“Protect our farmers, protect farmworkers and protect our rural communities. We want freedom in this country to reign supreme. Anyone who wants to change anything must come to elections.”

This follows the nationwide ‘Black Monday’ movement earlier this month which saw people around the country protest.

WATCH: #BlackMonday: Protests against farm murders

Flags and posters reading ‘Stop Farm Murders’ and ‘We Are Mourning’ are being handed out as more people in black shirts arrive here at the Pretoria art museum.

AfriForum’s Ian Cameron says today’s march is not only about farm murders, but to create awareness of the impact it could have on the country.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)