Police launch manhunt for alleged Hartswater racist farmer

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The community and family of a 35-year-old Hartswater man who has been hospitalised after a local farmer allegedly drove over him says they are disappointed that the farmer has not yet been arrested.

The victim – along with another man – trespassed on the farmer’s land while fleeing police during a service delivery protest on Friday.

The 73-year-old farmer allegedly repeatedly used the K-word before driving over him. The farmer also allegedly stopped the two men and demanded to know what they were doing on his land.

“The disappointment that we have is that farmer is not yet arrested, and it’s causing some emotional feeling towards the family, and also causing some unrest among community members. Because it’s not the first time this farmer is (doing) such things within the community. So, we are just hoping that the arrest will be, so that the situation gets to normality,” said eyewitness, Tebogo Phulatso.

Meanwhile, Northern Cape Police Spokesperson, Sergio Kock, says police have launched a manhunt for the farmer.

“Police are currently searching for the farmer and he was not found after the accident occurred. At this stage, we are asking anybody with information to please call detective captain veronica Moseki on: 0823030429.”