- Julius Malema has joined his fighters in Senekal to make sure 'democracy' is protected
- Videos and photos show the EFF leader arriving in the Free State town ahead of the Brendin Horner murder case
- Meanwhile, more footage shows the Red Berest hurling rocks and bottles at the farmers who showed up in Senekal
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On Friday, the suspects accused of killing 21-year-old Brendin Horner appeared in court for the second time.
Previously, Julius Malema called on his ground forces to show up to the trial to oppose the farmers, who lost their tempers at the first hearing.
The EFF leader showed how much he cared about the cause by making the trip to the Senekal Magistrate's Court himself.
Videos and photos were posted online showing the outspoken politician joining hundreds of his supporters as they 'protected' the democracy.
Take a look at the post below:
SABC Politics reporter Samkele Maseko posted a clip of Juju arriving at Senekal. In the video, the EFF leader gets out of a black van before making his way to a stage to greet the sea of EFF supporters who made an appearance.
Although the situation seems to be under control, footage have emerged showing the Red Berets hurling objects, including rocks and bottles, at farmers.
TimesLIVE journalist Iavan Pijoos shared a video of the incident, captioning the post:
"Rocks and bottles fly in #Senekal following a tense stand-off between EFF supporters, farmers, bikers and community members. @TimesLIVE."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for calm in Senekal, Free State on Friday.
This comes as the Economic Freedom Fighters, AfriForum and farmers all converge on the Senekal Magistrate's Court to engage in protests. The SAHRC noted that the murder of young farm manager Brendin Horner has sparked protests, which in turn led to immense tension in the area.
The group commented:
"With reports of the South African Police Service (SAPS) being present in full-force, and anecdotal threats of a willingness for violent confrontation coming from various sources, the SAHRC calls on all involved to exercise calm."
The SAHRC insisted that this tense situation does little to promote social cohesion in the country.
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