04 March 2014.
IFP KZN Shadow Minister for Agriculture and
Rural Development, Mr Henry Combrinck, today expressed shock at
the murders of Evart Schutte, his wife Elizabeth and their son
Lutz on their farm near Richmond on Sunday, 2 March 2014.
Mr Combrinck said, “This horrific attack on an
elderly couple and their son on their farm near Richmond has
shocked us all and rocked the close knit community of Richmond.”
“The IFP again wants to reiterate our stance
that the safety and security of our farming communities is of
the utmost importance, as any threat to normal farming activity
has an impact on our country’s economy and food security.
It is further essential to ensure more visible policing
in farming areas to act as a deterrent,” Mr Combrinck said.
“The swift action of the SAPS in arresting
three suspects and also recovering evidence including the
Schutte’s cellular phones, is welcomed by the IFP,” Mr Combrinck
“As the IFP we wish to express our sincere
condolences to the Schutte’s surviving family and their German
relations in this time, and wish to assure them of our commitment
to ensure a safe, secure and free South Africa for all,” Mr Combrinck concluded.
For further information contact:
Mr Henry Combrinck
IFP KZN Shadow Minister of Agriculture and
078 302 0823