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On Wednesday the SAPS reported that a 52-year-old farmer has been arrested for his role in allegedly torching a police van during protests outside the Senekal Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 6 October following the murder of farm manager, Brendin Horner.

According to reports, a group of approximately 100 protestors were outside the Senekal Magistrate’s Court during the court appearance of two suspects who were arrested for the murder of Horner.

Horner was killed en route home from a neighbouring farm, he was found tied to a pole last week.

The SAPS says, “The group of armed demonstrators, among them armed farmers, stormed into the court building demanding the two suspects be handed over. The lawless acts that have been widely condemned, resulted in the vandalism of court property. A police vehicle was also overturned and set alight,”.

The suspect will be charged with malicious damage to property and public violence.

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