UPDATE: Farmer and son in court for senseless killing of goats

Posted in News by Admin on 27 December, 2018 at 12:42 p.m.

Update (Buks Viljoen): The case was withdrawn after an out of court settlement between the farmer and the complainant.

STANDERTON - A 57-year-old farmer and his 24-year-old son are expected to appear in the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on charges of malicious damage to property, cruelty to animals and other related charges. They were arrested on December 24 for allegedly killing 42 goats belonging to a local man. The goats were reportedly grazing on their land.

It is alleged that, when the suspects spotted the goats, they reportedly shot three of the animals, after which they killed the rest by running over them with two bakkies. Police were summoned to the scene and the duo was immediately arrested, hence their expected appearance on Thursday, December 27.

The Provincial Commissioner for Police in Mpumalanga, Lt Gen Mondli Zuma, has urged the community to live in harmony with one another and solve their differences in a civilized manner. Zuma also lauded the police for their swift action in the matter.

Submitted by: Brig Leonard Hlati
Editor: Anchen Coetzee
Subeditor: Lynette Brink
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