Stun grenades thrown at farm women outside Parliament

Farm women and police officers face off after the protestors broke the police line and had stun grenades thrown at them. Photos: Liezl Human

Liezl Human – 4 June 2024

Over 200 farm women braved the rain and cold to march to Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Under the banner of the Women on Farms Project (WFP), they carried placards that read: “Don’t poison us” and “Ban pesticides now”.

The protest was over a decision by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development to renege on a promise to phase out harmful pesticides by June 2024…