Rights Commission Calls for Calm in Senekal, South Africa


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.

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