Outside court‚ a group of irate protesters chanted “kill the boer”.
The 65-year-old farmer was remanded in custody‚ and will spend the week in Pietermaritzburg’s New Prison before he applies for bail. As he was being ferried to the remand centre‚ the group of demonstrators blockaded the police convoy and furiously pounded on the canopy of the police van which held him.
A member of the Lembethe family‚ who requested anonymity‚ told TimesLIVE that Solomon had been incensed that the funeral had taken place.
“He didn’t want my family buried on the land and that is why he came. He was so angry and then he started shooting‚” the man said.
One of Solomon’s former neighbours‚ Tapiwa Chadya‚ said his family had bought land adjacent to Solomon’s farm.
“This man is known in the area. He walks around his farm with his dogs and carries guns all the time. He was often shooting his weapons‚” he said.