The murder of Brendin Horner is a turning point for South Africa says DA leader, John Steenhuisen.
According to John Steenhuisen, it could strengthen radical groups, left and right, that could further polarize society and result in a type of rural civil war. “Or it can strengthen those in the middle, who urge South Africans from all communities to stand together against this attack on our farming community and food security and in general against lawlessness.”
Anger boiled over this week during the court appearance of the two suspects arrested for the murder of Horner.
The EFF was quick to use the issue to incite violence, Steenhuisen said.
“This reckless, irresponsible opportunism must stand against a united front against violence, crime and racism. South Africa’s society is becoming increasingly fragile and volatile.”
The EFF leader, Julius Malema earlier tweeted a photo of a firearm on Twitter.
Steenhuisen also requested Ramaphosa to replace Bheki Cele, Minister of Police. “He failed to act actively and refused to classify farm attacks as priority crimes, although today it is four times more dangerous to be on a farm than in other parts of the country. Instead, Cele exacerbated the situation by trying to blame farmers for farm attacks. ”