A farmer in Stutterheim village of Ndakana, South Africa has placed a black coffin near a fence on his farm and allegedly threatened to kill and put trespassers inside it.
The Easter Cape farmer identified as Frans Kruger, took this action after he lost six prized somba cattle worth R100,000 in less than two weeks.
Kruger told the Daily Dispatch that burying the coffin halfway in the ground was his way of protecting his livestock against thieves.
Local factory workers are now scared of using a servitude across Kruger’s farm to get to work, while traditionalists claimed the coffin would unleash bad luck on locals.
Zizeni villagers in Ndakana claim children as young as Grade R pupils had been traumatised by the unusual sight of the coffin.
However, speaking from Boalax Farm near Komgha, Kruger said he was well within his rights to bury the coffin halfway in the ground.
“This is not a political statement, I can do whatever I want to do on my property,” he said.
Source – Dispatch