Groblersdal community protests as assault bail application is heard

 

Investigating officer Jaffie Skhosana said community members are angry about the severe assault. Emotions ran high outside the Groblersdal magistrate's court where Corrie Pretorius is applying for bail on Friday. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Emotions ran high outside the Groblersdal magistrate's court where Corrie Pretorius is applying for bail on Friday.

He is accused of assaulting a local teenager and threatening him with a gun.

The 16-year-old victim says he’s afraid of leaving home.

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Investigating officer Jaffie Skhosana said community members are angry about the severe assault.

He said the accused is safer inside prison as his life could be at risk should he be granted bail.

He also outlined the incidents reported by the suspect's wife that some community members come to their home and threatened them by shaking the gate.

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eNCA

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