EC farmer receiving 'threats of violence' over bakkie cage incident

CAPE TOWN – A Cradock farmer in the Eastern Cape says he's baffled by the furore that erupted over him transporting a woman in a sheep's pen in the back of his bakkie.

Twenty-seven-year-old Linda Senekal, who is reportedly four months pregnant, caught a lift with Johan Erasmus.

Erasmus has told Eyewitness News that she opted to sit there.

He says he's received threats of violence after social media outcry, but he maintains there's nothing wrong with transporting a woman in the holding pen.

“I did what I thought was right at that stage. I’ve received eight threats that my house is going to be burn down and my bakkie is going to be stolen. All I did was give a woman a lift to town.”

Meanwhile, in a Facebook video, a woman is seen to be coaxing Senekal into telling her side of the story.

“I asked for a lift from the farmer and he gave it to me. He asked me if I wanted to sit in front and I said no it’s too hot and I’d rather sit in the back.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


This article first appeared on EWN : EC farmer receiving 'threats of violence' over bakkie cage incident


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[ALERT] Day Zero pushed back to 4 June

[ALERT] Day Zero pushed back to 4 June

Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson credits the reduction in water consumption for the push back.

Visually impaired SAPS worker beats the odds to achieve his dreams

Visually impaired SAPS worker beats the odds to achieve his dreams

Ordette Danse is among the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s class of 2017.

Scarborough and Misty Cliffs still in the eye of the storm - EWN

Scarborough and Misty Cliffs still in the eye of the storm - EWN

EWN reporter Natalie Malgas says some blue sky was visible in the South Peninsula's Noordhoek area late this afternoon.

Popular articles
If all goes as planned, there will be no load shedding this week - Eskom

If all goes as planned, there will be no load shedding this week - Eskom

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says there will be no load shedding this week as Eskom looks to get back to normal.

This video doorbell let's homeowners check on the front door from their phones

This video doorbell let's homeowners check on the front door from their phones

On Technobyte this week the traditional doorbell goes hi-tech, Uber wants to fly you and Google is launching an AI lab in Ghana.

[WATCH] Eusebius Mckaiser: I call BS on Malema's racism targeting Indians

[WATCH] Eusebius Mckaiser: I call BS on Malema's racism targeting Indians

Show host Eusebius McKaiser says EFF's leader Julius Malema's comments on Indians are grossly unacceptable and irresponsible.

[WATCH] Portuguese commentator goes wild over Christiano Ronaldo

[WATCH] Portuguese commentator goes wild over Christiano Ronaldo

Check out the latest tweets and social posts on What's Gone viral with Khabazela...

[LISTEN] State capture crippled our economy - Pravin Gordhan

[LISTEN] State capture crippled our economy - Pravin Gordhan

Minister of Public Entreprises Pravin Gordhan explains the condition of state owned enterprises and the changes he is making.

WCED objects to education dept making history compulsory

WCED objects to education dept making history compulsory

MEC of Education in the WC Debbie Schäfer says South Africa doesn't need more historians but children should be economy savvy.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Stage 1 load s​hedding has been declared nationally. The City of Cape Town has urged residents to take note of the schedules.

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Media law guru Emma Sadleir warns employees online that there are many potential events that could bring a company into disrepute.

Don’t earn much? How to best invest tiny amounts...

Don’t earn much? How to best invest tiny amounts...

Earn peanuts, but want to start investing? You can now buy even tiny fractions of a share at a time. And it's very simple!