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Farm murder protests: Is a second 'Battle of Senekal' looming?

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A burning police vehicle following protest action in Senekal.
A burning police vehicle following protest action in Senekal.
PHOTO: Mlungisi Louw/Netwerk24

Another "Battle of Senekal" could be on the cards when disparate groups of protesters – including protesters from AfriForum, so-called radical insurgents and the EFF – descend on the Free State town on Friday.

At the centre of the tension is the bail application of Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa, 44, who are accused of murdering 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner near Paul Roux on 1 October. Horner had a rope around his neck, which was tied to a pole on a farm.

On Tuesday last week, angry protesters stormed the court building and allegedly set a police vehicle on fire.

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