REN Moshwane and his family have been living in fear ever since their 14-roomed mansion and two cars were petrol-bombed last Thursday.
The attack on the house in Casteel, Mpumalanga happened at about 4pm.
Ren (55), who has a panel-beating business, said members of the Bushbuckridge Residents’ Association had accused him of buying stolen car parts and ordered him to leave the village. He suspected that members of the association were behind the attack, after a meeting organised by the local chief between him and the association failed to resolve their issues.
“They insisted that I must leave the village, but the chief refused,” he said.
“On Wednesday evening the association’s president, Delta Mokoena, told the cops at the Acornhoek cop shop that he was going to teach me a lesson.”
When contacted for comment, Mokoena was aggressive and told the SunTeam to leave him alone.
The chief’s son, Benja Mashego, referred the SunTeam to induna Malobese Moripa, who refused to comment.
Captain Mpho Nonyane said cases of public violence and arson had been opened, but no arrests had been made.