Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
12 Apr 2021
7:18 pm

Mkhondo on edge following killing of two black farm dwellers

Sipho Mabena

'How many more black people must die and maimed just because they are black and poor?' Treasure Thabede of the Mkhondo Justice for Economic Development has asked.

Picture for illustration purposes. Brothers Zenzele and Amos Coka were killed after an altercation in Pampoenkraal, in Mpumalanga, on 9 April. Picture: Michel Bega

  Racial tensions have gripped the farming community of Mkhondo in Mpumalanga following the killing of two farm dwellers. This as the provincial government admits that the largely farming community was plagued by endemic racism and allegations that white farmers terrorised black people. The provincial government also confirmed that complaints that no action was taken against farmers, despite such cases piling at local police stations, were legitimate. ALSO READ: Mpumalanga farmer, son arrested for alleged murder “How many more black people must die and maimed just because they are black and poor? What angers most is that we know of...