Bakkie driver was 'giving woman in cage a lift'

2017-01-19 13:42

Cape Town – A picture of a woman sitting in a cage on the back of a bakkie has sparked outrage on social media, but the driver says he was just giving her a lift.

EWN spoke to the Eastern Cape man who drove the bakkie. He said he had dropped off livestock on a farm outside Cradock when the woman asked him for a lift.

Johan Erasmus‚ told TMG Digital the woman wanted a lift to a clinic in town. He said there was no space for her in the cab.

“She herself climbed into that thing and I dropped her off in Cradock‚” Erasmus said.

“This cage on the back of the bakkie is a sheep cage that we use to weigh lambs. The cage is loose‚ I tie it down with the straps and then I take it off and weigh lambs.”

IOL spoke to the man’s wife, who said they received several threats on Thursday.

“We're not scared, we just assisted someone," she said.

It has not been possible to locate the woman to verify her version of events.

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