United Nations Secretary-General Ban António Guterres has urged South African President Jacob Zuma to deal with the farm murders that are continuously spreading across the country.
This warning comes just a few days after a country wide protest against white farmers in South Africa took place. The protest which gained global recognition, seems to have made an impact as the Secretary-General of the United Nations also came out to speak against these attacks and murders.
Speaking at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, Guterres stated that the situation in South Africa has become uncontrollable, and they (UN) do not want to see what happened in Zimbabwe some years ago repeating itself in South Africa.
“Zuma must take immediate steps to address the situation, else we will be left without an option but to cut South Africa out on a lot of things. The situation can still be resolved, they must just not wait until it is too late.” he said.
Guterres also advised Zuma to take immediate steps to address the humanitarian and economic crises plaguing the country, uphold the human rights and democratic freedoms of all South Africans, and promote national reconciliation.
He pledged that the UN would work closely with the South African government to resolve the crises if there is a need to do so.