Four farmers accused in the murder of Coka siblings

Fulcrum29

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Fours suspects accused of murdering two brothers (Zenzela & Amos Coka) in Mkhondo are set to appear in court today. The deceased were killed allegedly by a white farmer. The siblings were part of the group that had gone to the farm in search of employment.

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Four farmers accused in the murder of Coka siblings (Zenzele & Amos) from Mkhondo in Mpumalanga, have appeared in court and the matter has been postponed to the 19th of April 2021 for formal bail application.

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Farmers Daniel Cornelius Malan, Cornelius Greyling, Othard Klingenberg & Ignatius Steynberg leave the Magistrate's Court in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga. They face two counts of murder & defeating the ends of justice. They are accused in the murder of Coka siblings.

Link to Volkrust Online Radio's social media post who broke the story, I think,


Another sad news for Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Residence
@Ward 10 Bampoen Farm
Mgcini Coka and Zenzele Coka have been brutally killed by Farm owners where they were trying to rescue other members of the community who came to look for the job and then they were beaten as the farmer stated he does not need people of this area to work for him today at Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Mgcini and Zenzele were gunned down today @Pampoen Farm Ward 10

The police supported the incident,


Men shot dead on Mkhondo farm were looking for jobs, say cops​


In a statement, Colonel Donald Mdhluli said the two men were part of a group who had gone to the farm to ask for seasonal work.

"It is said that the farm owner informed these men that they are not welcome on his premises. It is said that those who came to ask for employment then decided to leave the farm but later realised that one of them was left behind. They then went back only to find that he was kept at the farm by the suspects," Mdhluli said.

"It is said that as the men demanded that they let him go, a scuffle broke where two men were reportedly shot and died at the scene. Three other men sustained serious injuries," Mdhluli added.

The incident happened last Friday.

The matter is postponed to April 19th.
 

TheChamp

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The looking for employment story seems like BS.
Do we get farmers side of the story.
They stand accused of murder, I doubt they will be going around giving their side of the story so we'll most likely have to wait for the court.
 

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Agreed. With our employment rates, no one is looking for work.
Almost sounds like a group of troublemakers got in a confrontation with the farmers and now "looking for work" is a convenient excuse.

Probably looking for work in the same manner as the construction mafia.
 

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So what is it?
Were they looking for work?
Were they protesting at the farm?

Can the community please make up its mind.
 

Fulcrum29

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So what is it?
Were they looking for work?
Were they protesting at the farm?

Can the community please make up its mind.

This Daily Sun article pointed to both,


PICS: SIBLINGS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE TRYING TO ASK FOR A JOB!​


Two brothers were shot and killed allegedly by a Bampoen farm owner in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga on Friday, 9 April.

Amos Coka and Zenzele Coka were among a group of people who went to engage with the farmer about job opportunities since it is harvesting season. It is alleged that the farm supervisors started arguing with their friend and later took him inside a store room where they allegedly assaulted him.

The Coka brothers were shot while trying to save their friend.

Farm Residence Workers and Labour Tenants Association leader Bongani Hlatshwayo told Daily Sun that last year they had a meeting with the farmer, to ask him to prioritise people living on the farm when there were job opportunities.

"Today we went to the farm to ask him the same thing but we were attacked. It is painful because lives were lost in the process," he said.

Last year in June, the same farm owner allegedly poisoned cattle belonging to another family on the farm.

Hlatshwayo said the community is angry and fears that a war may break out.

Mpumalanga police spokesman Colonel Donald Mdhluli confirmed that five people were arrested and charged with two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.
 

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Farm Residence Workers and Labour Tenants Association leader Bongani Hlatshwayo told Daily Sun that last year they had a meeting with the farmer, to ask him to prioritise people living on the farm when there were job opportunities.

"Today we went to the farm to ask him the same thing but we were attacked. It is painful because lives were lost in the process," he said.
:unsure:

Hlatshwayo said the community is angry and fears that a war may break out.
Define community. Why does that sound so one-sided?
 

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...yet the same people posting against the farmers are silent about the killers of the disabled farmer (who was paralysed in a similar attack years before) who was strangled a few days ago...ALL murder is bad. ALL murder in this country should be protested.
 

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This is South Africa, what a wonderful country. Hijackers don't just hijack, they kill....., house invasion perps don't just steal, they kill, farmers get kill, cash in transit bombers walking and shooting with AK47's in broad day light, muggers don't mug, they mug and murder their victims, gardeners kill their employer, taxi bosses has hits in day light on their competition, Politician steal money in front of our eyes, Politician instill murder and violence into their followers.......etc, etc, etc. The whole country lives in fear. You can't rely on the police, as they have no power over the criminals, the same criminals that is walking around with the police's guns. It's just strange to me that not more innocent people isn't shot for fear of being the next victim. One of these days beggars at robots is going to get shot. It's full on war out there. :)

So is it "Shoot first and stand on trial later.......don't shoot first and stand a chance to be dead", who knows. Lovely country this one.
 

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This is South Africa, what a wonderful country. Hijackers don't just hijack, they kill....., house invasion perps don't just steal, they kill, farmers get kill, cash in transit bombers walking and shooting with AK47's in broad day light, muggers don't mug, they mug and murder their victims, gardeners kill their employer, taxi bosses has hits in day light on their competition, Politician steal money in front of our eyes, Politician instill murder and violence into their followers.......etc, etc, etc. The whole country lives in fear. You can't rely on the police, as they have no power over the criminals, the same criminals that is walking around with the police's guns. It's just strange to me that not more innocent people isn't shot for fear of being the next victim. One of these days beggars at robots is going to get shot. It's full on war out there. :)

So is it "Shoot first and stand on trial later.......don't shoot first and stand a chance to be dead", who knows. Lovely country this one.
South Africa is sick, very sick. I won't recount my personal experiences and frustrations the past two days after some fine big strong brave people in a crowd victimized a small 5'1" elderly woman, appropriating her stuff ...

I'll only say this in summary:
- Private institutions: 100% - practice and experience makes perfect
- SAPS, Home Affair, Sassa: 0%. - a dismal failure.
 
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