Farmer surrenders to police for racist attack

File: Limpopo game farmer Mark Scott-Crossley has been arrested for allegedly hitting a man with his vehicle in December. Photo:

JOHANNESBURG - Game farmer Mark Scott-Crossley, believed to be the perpetrator of an alleged racist attack in Limpopo last year, handed himself over to police on Wednesday.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said Crossley --  who allegedly drove over wildlife farm employee Silence Mabunda  in December -- gave himself up to police in Pretoria..

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He is facing a charge of attempted murder.

In December, News24 reported that Mabunda, 37, had opened a case against Scott-Crossley after he grabbed and smashed Mbunda's cellphone, before allegedly driving over him in an apparent racist attack.

Mabunda, an employee at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, said Scott-Crossley had attacked him at a shop in Hoedspruit while he was buying airtime.

In 2004 Scott-Crossley was given the name "Lion Man" after being found guilty of throwing a farm worker into a lion enclosure.

He was released on parole in 2008.

Scott-Crossley will appear in the Hoedspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.






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