03 April 2014
Western Cape MEC of Agriculture and
Rural Development Gerrit van Rensburg has challenged Minister Tina
Joemat-Pettersson on allegations of farm worker abuse.
Minister Pettersson said there are
still some farms in the province that are still paying workers with alcohol and
that the province is leading in human rights violations in the country.
Ministerial Spokesperson Wouter
Kriel said Western Cape
Minister of Agriculture Gerrit van Ransburg has reacted to these allegations
challenging the national minister to come forward with names and the cases
where these alleged abuse has happened.
“Minister van Rensburg said that if
the minister knows of any such cases, she is bound to report it to the police
and the department of Labour. He also said that if she cannot come forward with
real cases then she was misleading the public,” Kriel added.
Labels: Allegations of farm worker abuse in the spotlight