- A North West farmer has filed a counter-complaint after a video went viral of him allegedly assaulting two people on his farm earlier this month
- Deon Tshepiso Tlhabanelo shared videos of a farmer allegedly beating him and his mother with a knobkierie
- The 'assaulted' man also claimed the farmer and his family used the k-word during the confrontation
On 2 June, Deon Tshepiso Tlhabanelo posted several videos online which showed an altercation he and his mother had with a North West farmer after they tried to go buy sheep.
"This is what happened yesterday when I went to buy a sheep at this white man's farm. Both me and my mother got assaulted. Hiss father came and pointed a firearm at me. I went to open a case at the Police Station, and was told to come this morning. I went again this morning and managed to open a case. But no arrests have been made yet," he captioned one of the videos.
Briefly.co.za gathered the video sparked quite the reaction and social media users called for justice to prevail.
Given Mk Bogatsu commented: "The video should go viral and there is no way the police will drag their feet because of public."
John Van Wyk added: "it can't be right at this time and age some white farmers behave like this and this is a white farmer that is 100 percent being supported by blacks should we than also say if he enters our area he should be attacked."
However, the farmer has filed a counter-complaint, citing trespassing and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as his grounds.
The farmer's decision to counter Tlhabanelo's assault case was confirmed by police spokesperson Brig Sabata Mokgwabone.
TimesLIVE reported Tlhabanelo also claimed the farmer and his family used racial slurs against him and his mother.
"What do these f****n k***rs want on our farm?" the farmer's son allegedly shouted.
He added that the farmer's son brought a firearm and that a woman shouted: "Shoot these damn k****rs dead."
Tlhabanelo opened a case at the Schweizer-Reneke police station on 1 June and the farmer's counter-complaint was filed a couple days later on 5 June.
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