The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, strongly condemns, and is deeply saddened, by the murder of Thornville farmer Edwin Mapstone, and the attack on his wife Jean, in the early hours of this morning (31 March, 2017).
“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Edwin and Jean,” said Kwanalu CEO, Sandy La Marque. “We are highly concerned about the senseless violence of this attack and call for justice to be served,” she said.
Kwanalu said the impact of an act of this nature, not only has a devastating effect on family and friends but also on the entire South African farming community.
“An incident of this nature is a harsh reminder of the reality of our times. We cannot stress enough, to our farmers, the importance of staying vigilant and ensuring all possible security measures are in place,” La Marque said.