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‘Boer Lives Matter’: South African farmers storm courtroom the place two males held over homicide of white farm employee

‘Boer Lives Matter’: South African farmers storm court where two men held over murder of white farm worker


Farmers fired pictures and carried ‘Boer Lives Matter’ indicators as they stormed a courtroom in jap South Africa on Tuesday the place two suspects have been to look earlier than a decide over the brutal homicide of a younger farm supervisor.

Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa, 44, who have been arrested on Saturday, have been on the Senekal Justice of the Peace’s Court docket within the Free State on Tuesday morning for a pre-trial listening to. 

The 2 males are accused of killing Brendin Horner, 21, whose physique was discovered on Friday at about 6am native time, tied to a pole on the farm he managed within the city of Paul Roux. He had sustained a number of wounds, and a knife was found close by.

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Horner’s demise got here simply days after the killing of 44-year-old white farmer Chantel Kershaw, who was strangled in her personal storage on September 30. She was allegedly ambushed by a pair of armed black males, in keeping with witnesses. A neighborhood watch group handed these suspected of her assault over to police. 

Tensions boiled over outdoors the courtroom on Tuesday as 1000’s of individuals flocked to Senekal to protest in opposition to the killings of white farmers.

Footage exhibits indignant demonstrators tipping over a police van, which was later torched. 

Crowds have been additionally pictured gathering by the holding cells containing the suspects, whereas some protesters clutched indicators, together with some studying “Boer Lives Matter.”  

Different footage appeared to point out a convoy of tractors heading to the courtroom, whereas one video purported to point out police hurling a tear gasoline canister in the direction of protesters.

Police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele stated the courtroom listening to had been postponed to October 16 for a proper bail software. He stated the protesting farmers had demanded that the suspects be turned over to them, and had broken courtroom property as they compelled their manner into the cells. 

“Two pictures have been fired from this group however nobody was injured,” Makhele instructed TimesLive. “To this point the state of affairs is tense, however underneath management.” 

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