Johannesburg - Mpumalanga police fear an
increase in farm killings in the province, said a spokeserson on Wednesday.
Last week, three separate farm attacks were
reported near Malelane, Lydenburg and
A farm worker was shot, a family was robbed and a woman seriously wounded with her own gun after she surprised robbers.
Captain Ockie Brits of Mpumalanga serious and violent crimes unit said he was "worried about crime and public safety" if his unit closed down.
"These people (serious criminals) can't wait for the closure of this unit," he said.
The nationwide restructuring of moving specialised units to station level came after police management said it would lead to a decrease in crime.
Brits added that "never in its life" would restructuring curb crime in the area. [Source: Farm attacks on increase - cops, SAPA & N24, 2006-10-11; (URL: [http://www.scribd.com/doc/25735162/)] [Submitted & Verified by White Refugee]