JOHANNESBURG - As ministers Bheki Cele and Ronald Lamola prepare to attend a court case of two farmers accused of attempted murder in Groblersdal, Limpopo, they said anyone who broke the country's laws would face consequences.
Piet Groenewald and his stepson, Stephen Greef, allegedly assaulted and set dogs on a farm security officer in an alleged racially motivated attack.
They are expected back in the Groblersdal Magistrates Court on Wednesday, facing attempted murder charges.
Groenewald and Greef were arrested earlier in January after the incident was reported to the police.
The security guard recorded the attack on video, where a man holding a rod could be seen walking towards him while another man unleashed a dog.
Meanwhile, clashes broke out in the small town of Groblersdal last week when the farmers appeared in court for a bail application.
A group of their supporters, carrying the old Transvaal flag, marched and forced their way into a police-blocked route leading to the courthouse.
A demonstrator was arrested during the chaos after he pushed his way through.
Cele and Lamola will attend court proceedings on Wednesday.