Monday, 6 November 2017


Monday saw farmers from different parts of South Africa banding together and blocking highways in a bid to be heard by the government. This protest comes in light of a Stellenbosch farmer who was murdered at his home by an unknown assailant.
Farm murders have become a serious issue in the country with farmers venting their frustration and pleading with the government to be assisted.
The march was peaceful in the Free State with no disruptions reported however, in Middleburg, a truck collided with the cars blocking the highway and a few people were injured.
In Johannesburg tensions began to soar when the protestors started waving the old Apartheid flag to on coming traffic. This raised concerns about the farm murders being racialised and Black Monday being used for political reasons.
Many political parties including the ANC, DA, and EFF condemned those who were brandishing the old South African flag and called for unity amongst all South Africans.

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