Tensions are rising in Senekal in the Free State as the two murder suspects are due to appear in court on Friday.
Police are monitoring the tense situation in Senekal. Road leading into Senekal from Bethlehem has now been closed. #Senekal #sabcfs #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/GvqNID294m
— Reginald (@WitbooiReggie) October 16, 2020
Police have managed to prevent a scuffle between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters and farmers as they continue to monitor the situation in the small town.
#sapsFS Strong #PoliceVisibility in #Senekal in the Free State where two suspects will appear in court for the murder of 21 yr-old farm manager, #BrendinHorner ME pic.twitter.com/AxPthrXcDP
— SA Police Service ?? (@SAPoliceService) October 16, 2020
Sekwetje Mahlamba and Sekola Matlaletsa are accused of the murder of 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner.
They were arrested days after Horner’s body was found tied to a pole at a farm.
In the video below, EFF supporters are marching in Senekal
Thousands of EFF supporters, some ANC members as well as members of a group called Unite Against Farm Murders and Attacks are outside court.
Fighters and Ground Forces are here in Senekal to root out any demonstrations of disorder and threat to state institutions!#EFFinSenekal pic.twitter.com/4ZnZAArSRT
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 16, 2020
In the video below, farmers were making their way into Senekal:
There was a scuffle when EFF members tried to charge towards the farmers.
But EFF leaders stopped members from engaging the farmers.
Police Minister Bheki Cele, State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, EFF leader Julius Malema and DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille are also Senekal.
In the video below, Zille why she has chosen to go to Senekal:
Zille says the DA is against farm murders.