The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for calm in the Free State Province town of Senekal, where two suspects appeared in court over the murder of farm manager, Brendin Horner, 21. During the first court appearance by the suspects – Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa, 44, – a police van was overturned and set alight during a protest by farmers who gathered outside the court demanding justice for Horner’s murder. Police have been on high alert outside the court after supporters of opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and anti-farm murder protesters clashed.
Rights Commission Calls for Calm in Senekal
SAnews.gov.za, 16 October 2020
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is appealing for calm in the Free State town of Senekal today as two suspects are due to appear in court over the murder of farm… Read more »
Govt of SA, 13 October 2020
Statement by Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele MP and Minister of State Security, Ms. Ayanda Dlodlo MP on the visit to Senekal, Free State Read more »
White Farmers, Malema’s EFF Square Off Over Farm Murders
Nation, 14 October 2020
The simmering issue of attacks on South African farmers – mainly white Afrikaners – has come to the boil over the latest and, particularly gruesome, farm killing. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 12 October 2020
Amid simmering tensions over a farm murder in Senekal, the DA has laid criminal charges against EFF leaders for tweets which could constitute incitement to violence. But as usual… Read more »
A man has been arrested after violent scenes at the Senekal Magistrate’s Court when a group of farmers are said to have fired two shots, overturned and set alight a police vehicle, … Read more »
Judge’s gavel (file photo).