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gavel thumb100 eNCA reports that the lawyer for a Boland farm worker accused of chaining and beating a security guard says his client needs urgent psychological intervention.  

Details of Christoff Briers-Louw’s emotional and physical state emerged during his bail application at the Paarl Magistrates Court in the Western Cape.  His alleged victim, Curtley Pieterse, says he was tied to a pole, assaulted with a heavy chain, and only released hours later.  Christoff Briers-Louw is now facing a charge of attempted murder.  His lawyer said he should be granted bail and sent to a treatment facility for a number of conditions, including emotional distress, but the state was opposed to this.  A decision on whether bail will be granted is expected this coming week.  Meantime, political parties are weighing in on the case.

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