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Fairview attack highlights worst of humanity

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We hope this never happens again and those guilty are brought to book.


19 Sep 2020
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Fairview attack highlights worst of humanity

Some of the former employees of Dippin Blu Racing in Fairview, Port Elizabeth who stormed the stables in protest on Thursday, 17 September 2020, killing one horse and injuring over 20 others. Photo: Mkhuseli Sizani

The scenes from Fairview racecourse in Port Elizabeth on Thursday were disturbing, drawing furious responses far and wide. While details of the incident are still sketchy, what is known is that a group of between 150 and 200 former or current grooms protested against a former employer over the nonpayment of UIF money and other labour-related issues dating back to February. Some were carrying and wielding pangas. The mob descended on the stables of Yvette Bremner and after threatening the trainer and her stable workers, they released a number of horses and chased them around the property. Five-year-old gelding Mark...

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