Motive for Fochville attack remains unknown

Police say the motive for the attack on a Fochville village remains unknown.

The shack in Fochville that was operating as a shebeen where a shooting occurred on 26 August, 2012, leaving four people died, and five others were injured when a group of men attacked the occupants. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

FOCHVILLE - Three men accused of terrorising a Fochville informal settlement south west of Johannesburg are expected back in court next week.

It is alleged a gang of around 40 men set several shacks on fire killing one before storming into a shebeen and killing three others.

The three are facing a number of charges including murder and arson and will remain behind bars until next week's appearance.

The motive for the attacks remains unclear, but the Maphahlwe community believes it may be due to cultural differences as two of the accused are Lesotho nationals.

Community members said they will be protesting outside the court to oppose bail.