Community leader Thabang Dibaba alleges that a white farmer living nearby shot and killed a 24-year-old man who went to fetch firewood in his farm, on 2 August.
The angry community of Majakaneng in North West this morning blockaded the N4 Freeway and the R104 Hartebeespoortdam roads.
The community accuse the cops of protecting a murder suspect.
They further claim that the farmer buried the body on his farm. They accuse the cops of failing to arrest the farmer and hiding him.
Community members had confrontations with the cops this morning and the cops fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse them.
A media statement issued from the office of the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, confirmed that a missing person’s case and attempted murder case have been registered at the Mooinooi cop shop. However, the missing 24-year-old was apparently injured by the farmer, not killed. He and another man were allegedly found stealing.
Cops are warning the community to stop damaging property and throwing stones at passing vehicles.