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COSATU fight against bail for three racist farmers

30 November 2010

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions in the North West, with the farm workers and the community of Ottosdal will be back at the Ottosdal magistrates court during the bail hearing of three white racist who allegedly assaulted farm workers very badly

The three racist farmers were denied bail last week Tuesday on 23 November 2010 at the same magistrates court.

COSATU and the community of Ottosdal will be picketing, to demonstrate their anger outside the magistrate court demanding that the three racist must not be granted bail

COSATU demands that the NPA should show their side of defending the South Africans or defending their friends in particular those who have the power of money to corrupt our system.

COSATU is demanding that the police should arrest all those white racists farmers who belong to the so called Noord wes Plaaslike Veilegeheid who are busy assaulting and killing farm workers including racial attack against African black community of Ottosdal.

COASTU is calling the farmers to indicate to the public what is their real issue against the farm workers and is calling all farmers who are prepared to engage with the federation to do so and they will are welcomed to deal with those challenges. Those who have decide to be the enemy of the working class we will fight them back in due course

We have been complaining about the racial killing of farm workers. We have handed memorandums to the police, including the NPA and there is no action

The continuation of the killing and assaulting of farm workers in racial attacks and racial evictions is a clear picture that our provincial and national government are undermining the poor farm workers and that they care about those who are white with capital

Media is invited to the demonstration from 9H00 to 15H00

For more information contact Solly Phetoe, COSATU Provincial Secretary of North West at 082 304 4055