A group of people wearing t-shirts from different political parties are chanting slogans outside the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga, ahead of the appearance of four people accused of murder.

The suspects are accused of shooting to death two people who were part of a group that went to seek employment at the farm. The main road and a few other streets have been closed as different groups are expected to protest outside court.

Security has been beefed up at the court in Mpumalanga.

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane is expected to visit the family of the two men who were shot. Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will accompany the Premier.

Four men in court for farm workers’ deaths: