Give land to farmers

Beulah Heatherington, Ottery

Here is a photo of what is left of the pump house on my dad’s farm which was broken into and damaged after 4am today Saturday October 7 (“Breadbasket easy pickings for thieves,” Bulletin October 5).

There is hardly anything left in the pump house and my parents need to irrigate their vegetables.

These are daily occurrences these Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) farmers face, and then they are expected to farm and produce food for the Western Cape.

If the government is so interested in saving the PHA, why do they not buy these farms at market value and give it to the emerging farmers?

Maybe that is another investigation you have to take up with Debbie Schäfer.