16.7.2019 12:25 pm
Police are investigating allegations that one of the suspects was playing with the firearm when the shot went off.
Johannesburg police have arrested three boys, aged between 14 and 17, for attempted murder.
Batchelor was apparently ambushed close to his house in Market Street, Olivedale.
The group attacked the Van Rooyen family on April 19, 2016 at their farm in Gluckstadt near Vryheid, and two people were murdered.
Residents were protesting about several issues, including the downgrading of their fire station, when the farmer allegedly fired at them.
‘I think theft happens everywhere in the world and I don’t think that should change the way we think about South Africans in general,’ said hooker Jordan Uelese.
The attackers are alleged to be frequent patrons at the casino.
Police have appealed to members of the community to expose those responsible for stock theft.
Three suspects allegedly stormed the business, shot the deceased and doused him with an unknown flammable substance before ransacking the shop.
One suspected criminal has been killed by an Saps officer, with two reportedly arrested and one thought to have fled the scene.
Police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said in a statement on Monday that police received a tip-off from a community member.
Police spokesperson Captain Bradley Rawlinson says the suspects were arrested in Vereeniging on Sunday.
Fidelity ADT has warned nursery school staff of a disturbing trend that has begun to emerge, where thieves pose as parents.
The police were commended for arresting the suspect, but the remaining suspects are reportedly still on the run.
The accused claims all were consensual encounters after meeting on the social media platform.