Farmer shoots neighbour and cop on Koffiefontein farm before being shot himself

thechamp

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A police officer and two others were killed in a bloody shootout late on Thursday at Dassiekop Farm in Koffiefontein in the Free State, police said on Friday. According to the police, officers on patrol received information about a suspicious vehicle at Dassiekop Farm and quickly established that the vehicle belonged to 36-year-old Coenraad Badenhorst.

Badenhorst was a neighbouring farmer who previously allegedly threatened 60-year-old Paul Nel.
"Whilst on the way to investigate the complaint [a police officer] called Mr Nel to notify him to be cautious. Whilst talking to him on the phone, she heard noises and Mr Nel's phone went dead," police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said. She said officers called for backup while heading to Nel's home. "On arrival at the farm, Mr Nel's body was found on the front porch with a gunshot wound to the head."

Unbeknownst to police, Badenhorst had been hiding in the bushes. "He fired shots at the police and 27-year-old Constable Vuyani March was hit [in] the head and died at the scene whilst 41-year-old Sergeant George Calvert was shot in the face and rushed to Kimberley Hospital for treatment."
Mbambo said other officers returned fire, injuring Badenhorst. "The suspect was shot and died on the way to hospital. The firearm – a hunting rifle - was found at the scene. Three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder have been registered for further investigation."
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...ntein-farm-before-being-shot-himself-20190111
 

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Fearmongering and hate will do this.
Please explain if you can? I read it as dispute between neighbours Coenraad Badenhorst & Paul Nel. Is there anglo-boer angle I am missing? Not sure about etymology of surnames so asking.
 

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Going by the media, that Coenraad Badenhorst isn't lekker up there. He hid in the bushes and preyed on a 60-year-old, Paul Nel. Whatever their issue was will probably never be known to the public, but according to the police there was a known issue between the two,

"Whilst on the way to investigate the complaint [a police officer] called Mr Nel to notify him to be cautious. Whilst talking to him on the phone, she heard noises and Mr Nel's phone went dead," police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said.
The police knew the two individuals and were aware that there may be an incident otherwise they wouldn't have warned Nel, albeit too late. It is a weird story, but believable pending on when the issue started between the two. I believe there may have been a protection order?

Since Badenhorst waited in the bushes, he knew someone was coming... Anyhow,

Three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder have been registered for further investigation.
the law is likely to have him rot away.
 
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