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PICS | Streets of Senekal refill with protesters amid heavy police presence

2020-10-16 06:38:12

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EFF supporters in Senekal on Friday morning.

PHOTO: Pieter du Toit/News24

The streets of Free State city Senekal have been abuzz on Friday morning as
protesters representing the EFF and AfriForum, in addition to others, arrived forward
of the bail utility of Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa,
44, who’re accused of murdering 21-year-old farm supervisor Brendin Horner close to
Paul Roux on 1 October.

There was a heavy police presence with roadblocks and checkpoints as
protesters have been looked for weapons. A police water cannon was on the prepared,
and a police helicopter might be seen hovering above the city.

On Tuesday final week, offended protesters stormed the court docket constructing and
allegedly set a police car on fireplace.

Extra rigidity is anticipated because the EFF has joined the protests, seemingly
to guard state belongings. Foyer group AfriForum, in addition to different protesters
have arrived to protest in opposition to farm murders.

Deputy Police Minister Cassel Mathale stated on Tuesday that the police
could be “in control of the state of affairs”.

EFF supporters in SenekalEFF supporters in Senekal on Friday morning.

A police water cannon in Senekal

A police water cannon in Senekal on Friday morning.

Police roadblocks outside Senekal

Police roadblocks outdoors Senekal on Friday.

Protesters arrive in Senekal

Protesters arrive in Senekal on Friday morning.

A gathering of local farmers in Senekal

A gathering of native farmers on one of many entrance routes into Senekal.

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