Farmers in court after arson assault

2011-09-15 17:35

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.

  • JMsays - 2011-09-15 18:01

    This is horrible that people are shooting at other people, that aside; Imagine the scene, you come across as guy firing at 4 guys, you don't have anywhere else to be jump in and start firing? what the hell? Trigger happy much?

  • Doug - 2011-09-15 18:02

    All the very best of luck 2 the farmers.

      Prince ryda - 2011-09-15 18:23

      Malema would soon go to court to support the victims, so till then, the suckers should stay alert, so should you! Sucker!

      Dillon Peyper - 2011-09-16 09:29

      Prince ryda, we are ready for you come try your luck you will fall short my boi!

  • I_ARE_BABOON - 2011-09-15 18:05

    Fantastic "journalism" as per usual. Arson assault sounds pretty dangerous.

  • Phelan Wulf - 2011-09-15 18:26

    Just start shooting? Sounds like a very good argument for bringing back the death penalty if you ask me.

  • youcantrunyoucanthide - 2011-09-15 18:41

    Mind you, the article fails to mention that the plaintiffs confessed to setting the fire. Also, I'm pretty damn sure the farmer didn't fire AT them... otherwise they would have been dead. Sounds more like warning shots were fired.

      Dillon Peyper - 2011-09-16 09:31

      You damn right that they would be dead, farmers dont miss!

  • Zennie - 2011-09-15 18:48

    What is going on with the farmers.Dont they know by now they will get big trouble and causes more tension in this country.When will they learn to control their anger and behavior.

      ian willis - 2011-09-15 19:20

      hI Zennie..THough i dont condone the farmers the book.. Midlands by Jonny'lle understand more.

      Zennie - 2011-09-15 19:25

      Thanks Ian,I fully understand and feels the same,but things have changed and we can do nothing about it.What worries me are the happenings that can only worsen things.

  • Woofix - 2011-09-15 19:53

    I may be wrong but as far as i know there wasnt any shooting just a lekker fist fight. Now the story escalates to shooting, next time some artillary will be involved and after that maybe some nuclear bombs and missiles. . .w.t.h.!!!!

      spookhuis - 2011-09-15 20:51

      In 2 weeks time Bin Laden was also in the car.

      Mad Hatter - 2011-09-16 09:30

      CIA Agents , the illuminati , NWO and WMD's

  • Sun Man - 2011-09-15 23:30

    It's time to do it the Mugabe way in S.A.

      Mad Hatter - 2011-09-16 09:31

      Starve the population into immgration?

      Dillon Peyper - 2011-09-16 09:32

      And then you will be beggin that you hadnt! what a chop!

  • Gibbonater - 2011-09-16 09:11

    Normal poor coward black man. It only takes 2 whites to beat 4 blacks. So it started with 1 white guy attacking 4 black guys, then another white guy comes to the first white guys assistance and then they are charged. Can whites not defend themselves from the murderous black hordes roaming the countryside, burning, killing and raping?

      Dillon Peyper - 2011-09-16 09:34

      We can but we need to doit out side the rediculous laws of this pathetically run country! i think our own revolution is in order, any black believing in a WORKING SA are more than welcom to join!

  • Collitjies - 2011-10-02 15:45

    Some persons just cannot stand the sight of unburnt fields and don't take into account the death,destruction and loss of income it causes. I suppose if it is not your property who cares. These farmers were within their rights to protect their property by what ever means.

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