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Public calls on SAHRC to probe bakkie cage incident

A photograph of farmer Johan Erasmus driving Linda Senekel in a sheep’s pen at the back of his vehicle emerged on social media.

The image has caused a stir on social media. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it’s been prompted to probe an incident of a woman who was transported in a cage at the back of bakkie.

A photograph of farmer Johan Erasmus driving Linda Senekel in a sheep’s pen at the back of his vehicle emerged on social media recently.

The matter caused outrage on social media, with the driver saying that the woman opted to sit in the cage.

SAHRC spokesperson Gushwell Brookes says, “The letter was referred to the SAHRC by various members of the public through our social media portals, Twitter and Facebook. Unfortunately the requisite information was not supplied.”

Last week, the driver said he had received death threats after the social media outcry.

“I did what I thought was right at that stage. I’ve received eight threats that my house is going to be burnt down and my bakkie is going to be stolen. All I did was give a woman a lift to town,” he said.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)