What is ambiguous about it?
When does murder become a slaughter?
by Gerhard Papenfus
This is a response to an article titled: ‘Genocide on the farms? Show us the facts’ published by Sunday Times on 25 March 2018.
I believe many, especially those deeply affected by the murder of farmers, either directly or indirectly, will find the abovementioned article extremely disturbing.
My parents were victims of a farm attack. After being severely assaulted, they were abducted and dumped in a field 50 kilometres away from where the initial incident took place – in their farmhouse. Their survival was a miracle, but their lives changed irrevocably.
How insensitive of the author to refer to this national tragedy as ‘this farm murder story’? This is no ‘story’; this is real, but of course not for anyone who is so far removed from this reality that it does not affect them…
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