- Economic Freedom Fighters supporters came out in droves after leader Julius Malema called upon them to protest in Senekal
- After arriving in the Free State town on Friday, Malema encouraged the Red Berets to 'march into town'
- This comes after the EFF denounced both farmers and AfriForum as 'racist'
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told a group of his eager supporters to 'march into town'.
This comes after the Red Beret boss arrived in Senekal on Friday to attend the trial of two murder suspects, leading protests in the process.
Buses packed with EFF supporters arrived in the early hours of Friday morning and received instructions from Malema after short speeches denouncing farmers and AfriForum, who were also holding protests, as 'racist'.
News24 reports that members of the EFF and farmers had clashed for a short while before police officials succeeded in separating the two groups.
The situation, which has dominated headlines since a protest turned violent last week, as attracted a vast number of high profile politicians.
Police Minister Bheki Cele and State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo attended the bail applications of the two suspects accused of murdering a young farm manager.
Democratic Alliance member Helen Zille was also spotted standing in solidarity with protesters against farm murders outside of the court.
The EFF posted to social media that it was in the town to defend the revolution, commenting that:
"Today we stand in defence of the judiciary and in defence of state assets against white terrorist. Silwela izwe lethu! Fighters are ready to face racists head-on. Uphephela has landed in Senekal. The Economic Freedom Fighters are to here to defend the revolution."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that images from the sleepy Free State town, rocked by the murder of a young farm manager, show what must be hundreds of Red Beret supporters ensuring that the call to action is heeded.
However, it seems that some people have missed the memo and aren't quite sure what they travelled to the town to achieve. A clip, shared by South Africa Now, reveals a female supporter taking part in the protest.
When asked why she had travelled from her hometown to Senekal, she explained simply that she had come to 'support this case'.
The woman further explained that she was protesting against the racism and when probed as to who had been racist she answered that she suspected it had been the 'white ones'.
The Big Daddy Liberty Show interviewed another Red Beret supporter, who commented that:
"We are the soldiers of the EFF let me put it this way, we are the security."
When her attention was drawn to the immense police force present during the protest, she said:
"We do need revolutionary guards because some times when people are drunk they fight and the manifesto might collapse."
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