Sep 25, 2022

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Irate farmer arrested for pointing gun at police at cattle auction in North West

A 35-year-old farmer appeared in Molopo Magistrates’ Court on Friday for pointing a gun at police at a cattle auction.

Northwest Police named the man Matthys Michiel Pienaar.

He has been granted bail of R1,000 and will appear in court again on August 4.

Police said Pienaar became aggressive when he was arrested by police about his five cattle was questioned at an auction in Buhrmansdrift, near Ottoshoop, on Thursday.

The Ngaka Modiri Molema Inventory Theft Stabilization Task Team conducted an operation to ensure compliance with the Animal Identification Act.

< p>Pienaar’s cattle were allegedly not branded.

He is accused of pointing his firearm at police before escaping in his vehicle.

Police followed him and overpowered, disarmed and arrested him.

North West Commissioner Lt-Gen Se llo Kwena congratulated the members on their courage and “warned that no amount of intimidation will stop the police from fulfilling their responsibilities”.

Pienaar fa Alleges charges of displaying firearms, criminal injury, intimidation and resistance to the arrest.

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