SA rallies to help fellow Free State farmers

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SA rallies to help fellow Free State farmers

Hundreds of thousands in feed trucked in from across the country after blazes tear through the area

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When KwaZulu-Natal farmers witnessed the devastation caused by recent Free State fires, which destroyed farms and killed tens of thousands of cattle, they didn’t think twice about the 725km journey they would need to endure to provide help to their countrymen. 

Erhard Breet, a farmer from Nottingham Road in the KZN Midlands, said he and other local farmers, Agri businesses and transporters — about 30 people — rallied together to conjure up more than R200,000 worth of feed and hay to donate to their Free State counterparts.

Breet, another local farmer and three businessmen embarked on their 12-hour journey to the province on Monday, arriving that day with truckloads of supplies. ..

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