South Africa’s town braces for bloodshed fight off with white farmers after the murder of Brendin Horner.
According to reports, the white famer’s killing sparked outrage amongst many in the town, leading to a series of violent riots in Senekal. Meanwhile, black protesters are gearing up with arms like golf clubs as well as cricket bats as they face off with their rivals.
News agencies confirmed how two black men received accusations and charges for killing the white farmer and that led to the start of a major violent campaign. The black protesters geared up outside the courtroom in their pickup trucks.
Brenden Horner’s recent murder led to a widespread series of riots where many white protesters demanded justice. Moreover, they stormed into the courtroom, firing shots and setting police cars ablaze too.
Today, plenty of black protesters gathered outside the court. Some even hurled rocks, despite authorities and law officers’ attempts to keep them calm. At the same time, you could see the black demonstrators promoting the use of sticks, golf clubs, and more- as the accused appeared for the court meeting’s second hearing.
On the other hand, the farmers even accused the state’s government of failing to give them any form of security from the violent protests taking place in the small town.
At today’s standoff, some demonstrators arrived in military outfits while others donned flags and banners with ‘Boer Lives Matter,’ written over them.
While the South African town may be small, it’s put into the international spotlight after white farmers stormed into the courtroom. Meanwhile, authorities expressed how they arrested one of the prime murder suspects 16 times. And that was right before he received detention over the white farmer, Horner’s killing.
Freedom Fighters’ leader warned officials how he would order and move supporters, right ahead of today’s infamous bail hearing.
‘We are going to face off with white men, just two days after his tweet which featured a rifle’s picture. During today’s faceoff, both sides appeared decked up in their uniforms and came ready with arms. Other than that, a recent tweet by the Black Freedom Fighters expressed how they would strike ‘fear’ into the hearts’ of racists.
Police are doing their ultimate best to help bring a solution to the situation. This includes separating both sides with razor wires. But that didn’t stop them from regrouping and facing off at another location.
President Ramaphosa condemned the use of violence, expressing how important it is for both sides to understand the bigger picture. ‘We must not use the white farmer’s killing as a means to incite racial tension in our democratic state,’ he said.