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At least one horse has been slaughtered with pangas and others attacked as a protest allegedly over UIF non-payment rages at the Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth on Thursday morning.

 

Details are sketchy but according to witness Nikki Durrant, who is on the scene, police have made several arrests.

 

She said a staff dispute at the CCMA was also driving the protest.

 

“People trying to rescue horses have had their cars pelted with rocks.”

 

Other reports from witnesses say several horses have injuries including broken legs from trying to flee from fires.

 

A Fairview spokesperson said the protest began about 6am Thursday morning and that the protesters have since been dispersed. There was no further comment.

 

Meanwhile, locals on social media say horses have been chased into the bushes.

 

Meg Wilson, spokesperson for the NSPCA, called the event “mayhem” and said police had asked for backup.

 

“The scene is still active so we don't have all the details yet. We know at least one horse has been hacked to death and people have been chasing the horses about.

 

“The necessary action will be taken to prosecute those involved.”This is a developing story

 

Courtesy TimesLIVE

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

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