Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, appealed to the ground forces and “peace-loving South Africans” to go to court in Senekal in the Free State next week to protect “democracy and property”.
Chaos erupted in court yesterday when thousands of people marched to the magistrate’s court where two suspected murderers, Sekwetje Mahlamba and Sekola Matlaletsa, appeared in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Brendin Horner.
Horner’s body was found on a farm in the Paul Roux area on Thursday. He was brutally murdered. Mahlamba and Matlaletsa were arrested shortly afterward and appeared briefly on murder charges on Tuesday.
Malema accused the police of cowardice when they were “confronted with violence and aggression by white people. “In what is an obvious sign of a lack of respect for the puppet government and its authority, white people caused damage, overturned police vehicles outside a court and set them on fire,” the EFF said.
According to the EFF, people “committed the violence because they knew because of the color of their skin that no action would be taken against them”.
The EFF says in contrast that miners at Marikana were “shot dead” like Fees Must Fall protesters went through under rubber bullets, tear gas and even bullets.