Farm owner gets bail

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A farm owner has been granted bail

Police spokesperson Martin Xuma says a 53 year old man, Motlalentoa Alfred Makoae made his first court appearance on Friday.

“The man appeared before the Ladybrand Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of attempted murder after he had allegedly shot a 15 year old boy on the 23 October,” he says.

Xuma adds that during the court hearing, Makoae was granted bail of R 1 500.00 and he will appear again on 8 November 2013. “His pistol was confiscated by the police and the investigation is still continuing and the 15-year-old boy is still recovering in hospital,” he says.

This statement is issued by the Ladybrand Police Corporate Communication