Attempted murder-accused farmer gets bail

2013-10-25 19:57

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Johannesburg - A farm owner accused of attempted murder after he allegedly shot and wounded a teenager was granted R1 500 bail in the Ladybrand Magistrate's Court on Friday, Free State police said.

Motlalentoa Alfred Makoae, 53, would appear in court again on 8 November, Sergeant Martin Xuma said.

Makoae, who owns a farm that borders Lesotho, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. He allegedly saw five youths, aged between 13 and 15, hunting on the farm with sticks and dogs.

Xuma said the farm owner shouted at the boys to leave his property and they ran away.

While chasing the boys away the man allegedly fired three shots in their direction. A 15-year-old was struck in the back.

He was still recovering in hospital on Friday.

The teenager and Makoae are both from Lesotho.

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