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sapsNews24 reports that police are investigating why conflicting statements were sent out over a shooting incident at Tarlton, close to Krugersdorp, after it was confirmed that a security guard, not a farmer as initially stated, was involved in the incident.  

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters indicated that the investigation was launched after Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela and the Tarlton police station issued conflicting statements on the incident.  The man, who worked as a tractor driver at Bartlett Eggs Farm in Tarlton according to the Gauteng Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile’s office, was shot and killed on Saturday, allegedly after he drove the farm’s tractor to the Matshelapata informal settlement.  Peters confirmed that it was a security officer who was involved in the incident and not the farmer or farm owner.  NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw advised that a 46-year-old security officer appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday morning in connection with the farm worker's murder.  The matter was postponed to next Monday for a bail application.

  • Read this report in full at News24
  • Read too, ‘It’s not farmer who killed man’, at The Citizen
  • And also, Security officer accused of killing alleged tractor thief, at TimesLive

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