The African National Congress condemned the fact that, according to him, the police did not take action against a local farmer who was swinging his arms at the demonstrators in Greyton in the province of Western Cape.
The party stated that tensions in the area are growing rapidly, and called on the local municipality, governed by the Democratic Alliance, to take seriously the demand for land from the residents of the informal settlement in Madiba Park.
The residents ’protest outraged the farmer, forcing him to get out of the car and protest with the protesters, holding a pistol in their hands. He called the behaviour of the farmer outrageous and wanted to intimidate blacks. “We demand that the police put an end to such behavior, which is so reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa. We demand an investigation of police inaction, ” said Jacobs.
“We believe that Greyton is on the edge of a knife. The municipality should take the demands put forward … seriously. Knowing the district attorney, their contempt and disregard for the poor, we won’t be surprised if they don’t lift their finger.”
Jacobs accused the municipality of stopping the supply of water to the village after removing toilets on weekends.