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19 October 2011 at 21:19 - Posted by Anonymous

Farmer shoots teen dead


A teenager was shot dead and another was wounded when a Groblersdal man allegedly shot at them for fishing on his farm, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

“A 57-year-old farmer was arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at youths fishing on a dam on his farm,” Lieutenant-Colonel Ronel Otto said.

“The boys tried to run away after spotting him, but it is alleged that the farmer then fired shots at them with his shotgun.”

One of the youths, a 14-year-old, was hit in the head and a 17-year-old was wounded in the left hand.

Two other children escaped unharmed.

The farmer took the wounded teenagers to hospital where the 14-year-old was certified dead. The other youth was treated and discharged.

“The farmer was arrested and is expected to appear in the Groblersdal Magistrates' Court on Thursday on charges of murder and attempted murder,” Otto said. - Sapa

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