Farmers in court after arson assault
Johannesburg - Two farmers who allegedly attacked four people they accused of starting a fire in Amalia, North West, appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
The case against Andrian Haasbroek and William Boyenberg was postponed until October 6 for further investigation, said court clerk Lerato Moate.
The veld fire broke out in Amelia last month.
One of the farmers suspected that the occupants of a car passing by had started the fire and allegedly forced the car off the road and started shooting at the occupants.
A second farmer, who was driving past, stopped his vehicle and allegedly joined the fight between the four people and the farmer who had allegedly forced the vehicle off the road.
The four were reportedly taken to hospital.
The farmers were granted R5 000 bail each.