Bota Sot quotes a Serb resident from Cerkolez, who wanted to remain anonymous, as saying that the ‘Serb old couple was beaten up by their own son, Zivan Ivic, who has been pressurizing them to sell their property since the end of the war’.
The maltreatment of the Vucic couple in the village of Cerkolez, Istog, resulted in lots of reactions inside and outside Kosovo. Before the investigations were concluded, the Serb media reported that the Albanians carried out this act.
According to the same person, Zivan’s parents did not want to sell their land, and their persistence led to the beating. He went on to say that they do not have any problem living with Albanians and added ‘God save us from Zivan’.
Local Albanians know Zivan, who was an active police officer during the war in Kosovo, as being ‘capable of anything’.