Second arrest for violence outside Senekal court

[LISTEN] Second arrest for violence outside Senekal court

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted outside the Senekal Magistrates’ Court in the Free State more than a week ago.

First suspect arrested for violence at Senekal court
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Spokesperson for the Minister of Police, Lirandzu Themba, confirmed on social media on Friday evening that the 33-year old man was arrested on various charges.

National Police spokesperson, Vish Naidoo, added on Saturday morning that the latest suspect is a businessman in the town.

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His arrest came during a day of high drama in the streets of the normally quiet Free State town.

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), African National Congress (ANC), civil rights organisations like Afriforum and various farming communities and associations gathered in various places while two suspects appeared in court for the brutal murder of young farm manager Brendin Horner.

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Earlier this week, the 51-year old André Pienaar was denied bail in the case where he became the first suspect in the case relating to the violence outside the court building.

That was during the first appearance of the two suspects.

Pienaar has since lodged an appeal in the Bloemfontein Mgistrates' Court  against his bail judgment expecting a ruling on Monday. 

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The two accused appeared in the Senekal Magistrate's Court in the Free State on Friday. Magistrate Deon van Rooyen remanded accused number one Sekwetje Mahlamba (32), and his co-accused Sekola Matlaletsa (44) in custody. Van Rooyen postponed the murder and robbery case to 20 and 22 October for cross-examination of the state witness, who is the investigating officer Pieter Myburgh.

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