Four men in custody in South Africa have had their application for bail postponed yet again! They were in court on Tuesday of this week for their bail hearing and a decision was postponed until today and, yet again, another postponement!
The men are due back in court for another bail hearing on 23rd of this month.
We are increasingly concerned about the plight of these four men, Hein Boonzaier, Johan Prinsloo, Martin Keevy and Mark Trollip, as two of them suffer from serious medical conditions, and there are rumours that one of the four, Mark Trollip, was physically assaulted during arrest.
The men with medical conditions are, Hein Boonzaier who has borderline diabetes and needs a special diet to control his sugar levels.
Johan Prinsloo had strokes a few years back and needs a machine to help with his sleep apnoea.
We have already contacted the British government concerning the plight of white farmers in South Africa, and, should we hear further alarming news about the four men mentioned above, we may contact the UK government on their behalf.
In conclusion, we urge the South African authorities to treat these men humanely and with compassion. If their treatment falls short of what one would expect from a civilised society, we will most assuredly highlight the matter!