Orange-picker killer by tractor

2012-08-29 16:33

Johannesburg - A 58-year-old orange picker was killed when a tractor rolled over her in Patensie, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

Bettie Boesak was picking oranges on Monday when a tractor needed to be moved, spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

"No one knew how to drive it, but one worker attempted to do so. When he started the tractor, it moved backwards and hit the ladder on which Boesak was standing."

She fell and the tractor drove over her. Boesak suffered multiple head injuries and died on her way to hospital.

No one else was injured and police opened a culpable homicide docket.

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  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-29 16:57

    Okay come on you racist pigs... Are you going to blame the farmer now??? Come I am waiting for this!

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-08-29 17:22

      shut up bonehead

  • Thando Tdoz Kubheka - 2012-08-29 17:04

    they will blame Zuma

  • hwandrag - 2012-08-29 17:30

    lets get the spelling in the heading right before reporting?

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-08-29 18:06

    klink my jys die bonehead!Bonehead

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-29 18:57

    Someone will tell me the ANC had not trained the workers to drive the tractor.This is more African!

  • Lovemore Sibanda - 2013-08-02 12:37

    And they want to seize the land from the farmers... Maybe one day Malema will be the one behind the tractor- But that's wishful thinking neh?

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