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A white Limpopo farmer shot at black couple after mistaking them for hippos. The 77 year old has since been arrested for attempted murder.

The man shot at a group of people fishing on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. It is alleged that the suspect fired in the direction of the couple that was fishing in Liphalale.

A 38 year old woman was injured while the man managed to hide and alerted the emergency services. The couple was allegedly fishing along Mogol river.

The woman was immediately taken to the hospital while the police seized several riffles from the suspect during the arrest.

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This was confirmed by Limpopo Police Spokesperson Colonel Maphaswa Seabi.

During the arrest the farmer told the police that he had been shooting at monkeys and hippos when he shot the couple.

 

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