OUTRAGE: White South African Farmer Shoots Black Woman Thinking She is Hippo

LIMPOPO, South Africa[SHIFTMEDIA NEWS] A 77 year- old White South African is facing attempted murder charges for shooting a black woman.

Paul Hendrik van Zyl, shot the woman he mistook to be hippopotamus.

The lady is currently nursing gunshot in a nearby health facility.

He was shot as she went fishing along with her partner in river Lephalale located north of the Limpopo province.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said Hendrik faces attempted murder charges.


“The arrested suspect alleged that he was shooting at the animals (hippopotamus),” police spokesman Mamphaswa Seabi said in a statement.

Thirty-eight-year-old  Ramokone Linah sustained gun shot wounds on her arm, while her partner “managed to hide”, police said.


The accused “is the owner of the farm where the incident occurred,” said Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, NPA spokeswoman in the province.

Hendrik was freed on 1,000 rand ($62) bail and the case was postponed for further investigations to May 18.

A group of opposition radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters staged a protest against the granting of bail outside the court, according to the party’s posts on Twitter.


Such incidents normally cause outrage in the country where deep racial divisions persist 28 years after the end of white minority apartheid rule.



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