Avondrust owner Alfred Borcherds said his farm was invaded by a group of people in September. Borcherds said there had subsequently been instances of shops being looted in Kraaifontein and farm workers’ homes being petrol bombed.
“This took place after the anti-land invasion group broke down some houses and shacks built on our farm adjacent to the land belonging to the municipality,” Borcherds said.
He said farming had become “unbearable and impossible”.
A document compiled in April by the provincial Department of Community Safety explains in detail how farmers in the area are harassed, intimidated and threatened daily.