6 arrested following clashes at Bronkhorstspruit court

Angry community members clashed with police after it emerged that two attempted murder accused had been released on bail.

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CAPE TOWN - Six people have been arrested and charged with public violence after causing chaos at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrates Court.

Angry community members clashed with police after it emerged that two white farmers accused of assaulting, tying up and shooting at a nine-year-old black girl in September had been released on bail.

The accused have been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder.

Police’s Mavela Masondo says officers had to fire rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

“The violence broke out after the appearance of attempted murder accused. Police had to intervene.”