Another black farm found in a state of serious neglect

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in the ideological project

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West in a state of serious neglect.

While the ANC regime is pursuing a policy of “land restitution”, black farmers seem to have little interest in the ideological project.

A white councillor in the Matlosana municipality, has had to provide food and water for three pigs through holes in a wall, after the pigs had been without food and water for some time.

“Another two pigs in the pen were already dead and were being eaten by the surviving pigs,” the statement said.

“The agricultural unit of the National SPCA was informed of the situation and removed the pigs after obtaining a court order.”

The farm is under the management of the Matlosana municipality and used for “local economic development projects”. Millions of rands have been spent on the farm but every project has failed.

The farm, Moria, was across from another farm, used as a provincial agriculture project, where the SPCA had to previously euthanize 28 stud cattle, and where recently a further two were found to be in a “shocking” state of malnutrition.

On July 6, The Sunday Independent reported that pigs were found starving and eating one another on the farm Modderfontein, near Potchefstroom, owned by Thandi Modise, who is National Council of Provinces chairwoman and a former North West premier.

Police and SPCA officials found dead and dying animals, including pigs, sheep, geese, goats and ducks. Many had to be put down.

It appeared the animals had been without water and food for around two weeks. There were no farmworkers on the property, no electricity, and the water pumps were broken.