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Shots fired as police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case – Pictures

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Shots have been fired as thousands of protesters from Senekal and all over the country met at the Senekal Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning to attend the first appearance of the two suspected linked to the death of Brendin Horner.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Protestors attempted to get to the suspects in the court’s holding cells, leading to clashes with police, while the media were also reportedly targeted and assaulted by farmers unhappy with their presence.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Over the weekend two suspects, aged 32 and 43 were arrested after the body of the 22-year-old Horner was found in the Paul Roux area last Friday morning.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

The Senekal Magistrate’s Court grounds could not be easily accessed due to the thousands of protesters that gathered around the court to show their support against farm murders.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Proceedings had started off peacefully, but quickly turned violent shortly after the case against the suspects was postponed to 16 October.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Trucks, cars, motorcycles, and horses decorated with white crosses and ‘It stops now’ and ‘Ons is gatvol’ posters drove in kilometer-long convoys from outside the town to make their way to the court.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Outside the court, the crowd was addressed by AfriForum representatives and other stakeholders groups, as well as representatives from political parties such as the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FFP).

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Various motorcycle clubs also attended the protest.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

The proceedings outside the court was kicked off with a moment of silence for all the victims, farmers, and workers of farm attacks.

police and farmers clash outside farm murder court case

Warning: The following video (courtesy of Netwerk24) contains strong language and violence:

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