The unfortunate events that took place at the magistrate’s court in Senekal in the Eastern Free State this week must be strongly rejected.
It is unfortunate that the murder of Brendin Horner is being used by pressure groups to provoke unnecessary strife that has divided the community of Senekal along racial lines.
This is what Pule Mabe, national spokesperson for the ANC and the party’s information and publicity chief, writes in the latest issue of ANC Today.
“What has happened in Senekal threatens to undo the gains that have been made from democracy over the past 26 years.
“The discharge of a firearm in a court building extends beyond unhappiness with law enforcement. It borders on blatant lawlessness.
“The lighting of a police vehicle is clearly an act of rioting against the state. And it is not a failed state, ”writes Mabe.
“The intimidation of government spokespersons is also a sign of intolerance. It must be suffocated in the germ. “
He writes police have met their obligations by apprehending the alleged killers of Horner. It is a kick in the teeth for the agricultural community to use violence against the police.
The ANC draws a line in the sand when anarchists turn to anarchy, warns Mabe.