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EFF to picket at farmer’s appearance

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It is alleged the farmer repeatedly called Mosienyane the k-word before driving over him with his 4x4 bakkie

INJURED: Shimmy Mosienyane was hit by a bakkie and is currently being treated in the Kimberley Hospital Complex with spinal injuries. Picture: Supplied

The 63-year-old farmer, who allegedly drove over an EFF member on his farm in Hartswater, is due to appear in the town’s magistrate court today.

The deputy secretary of the EFF in Ward Five in Hartswater, Shimmy Mosienyane, is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow after his spinal cord was reportedly severed when he was allegedly run over by the farmer.

Mosienyane and another man ran into the farmer’s field after police dispersed community members with stun grenades and rubber bullets during service delivery protests in the area on Friday.

It is alleged the farmer repeatedly called Mosienyane the k-word before driving over him with his 4×4 bakkie.

The farmer, who has been charged with attempted murder, handed himself over to the police on Monday.

The EFF in Hartswater yesterday vowed to fill the courtroom during the appearance of the accused. “We will picket outside court. We do not want that farmer to be granted bail or get any special treatment.

“He needs to pay for what he did,” they said.

The DA’s provincial leader, Andrew Louw, yesterday visited Mosienyane in the Kimberley Hospital and urged communities to afford the authorities an opportunity to finalise the matter.