Free State black farmers: It’s not a race issue, we are all affected
The murder of 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner has rocked Senekal and its neighbouring farms, heightening fear and racial tensions. But farmers say the problem is not one of race, but rather stock theft and murder. Eyewitness News spoke to two black farmers who explained that they were also affected by farm crime.
Protests take over Senekal as suspects in Brendin Horner murder appear in court
The small Free State town of Senekal was a full of activity as Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetje Mahlamba, the two suspects accused of murdering
farm manager Brendin Horner, sought bail on Friday. Tensions were high as different organisations gathered outside the court to protest.
SCENES FROM SENEKAL: EFF, ANC and farmers protest outside court
Members of the EFF and ANC as well as farmers from the Senekal area gathered outside the magistrates court on 16 October 2020 where the two men accused of the murder of farm manager Brendin Horner made their second court appearance.
EXCLUSIVE: 'He’s not a murderer' - family of Senekal suspect
Eyewitness News sat down with the families of Sekwetje Mahlamba and Sekola Matlaletsa in their homes in Fateng Tse Ntsho. The two are accused of murdering 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner. The two families deny that the suspects were involved in the murder. They will appear in front of the Senekal Magistrates court in the Free State on Friday.
Community prays for Senekal after Brendin Horner murder
Community members of Senekal gathered together for an interfaith meeting to pray for peace for the Free State town, ahead of the court appearance of the two accused of murdering farm manager Brendin Horner.
Cele pleads for peace at the next court appearance of Senekal murder suspects
Police Minister Bheki Cele pleaded with the farm leadership in Senekal and the community at large to prevent violence and destruction at the next court appearance of the two accused of murdering 21-year-old Brendin Horner. The previous court appearance saw violent demonstrations from members of the community. The two accused are set to appear on 16 October 2020.
We do our best, we ask that you do too - Senekal farmers plea for help from Cele
Police Minister Bheki Cele and State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo visited the family of slain farm manager Brendin Horner in Senekal.
They also met with farmers of the community to discuss what government could do to assist in preventing crime on farms.
Mosebenzi Zwane continues to shift blame at state capture inquiry
Former Free State Human Settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane appeared in front of the state capture commission on 12 October 2020. Here are the highlights.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi gets strict with illegal schools
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi joined SAPS members in an operation to close illegal schools in Ivory Park on 8 October 2020.
GALLERY: Bell tolls for illegal schools in Ivory Park
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited two schools in Ivory Park that were suspected to be operating illegally. Nearly 20 people were arrested, including the principal of one of the schools.
National strike: ‘Workers unite, you’ve nothing to lose but your chains’
Workers affiliated with Cosatu, Saftu, Fedusa and other trade unions united in protests across South Africa on 7 October 2020.
In conversation with WTO DG hopeful Amina Mohamed
Eyewitness News had a virtual chat with Kenya's Amina Mohamed, who is one of four candidates contesting the race for World Trade Organisation Director General. #WTO
COVID-19 positive Trump removes mask after returning to the White House
US President Donald Trump is no longer a patient at Walter Reed Hospital and is facing heat for taking off his mask when returning to the White House and telling people "don't be afraid" of COVID.
Ramaphosa: ANC acknowledges that crime & corruption are hurting society
President Cyril Ramaphosa gave the closing address at the virtual African National Congress national executive committee lekgotla on Monday evening.
Coronavirus-positive US President Trump leaves hospital to thank supporters
US President Donald Trump waved at his supporters from his motorcade after leaving his hospital room. The president was recently tested positive for Covid-19.
Cosatu on FS asbestos project: We welcome arrests, but prosecution too slow
Eyewitness News reporter Theto Mahlakoana sat down with Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali ahead of the labour union’s national strike. Here they discuss the arrests of the seven suspects linked to the Free State asbestos project.
Cosatu: SA could become a mafia state if nothing is done
Eyewitness News reporter Theto Mahlakoana sat down with Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali ahead of the labour union’s national strike. Here they discuss the state of South Africa and whether it has become a failed state.
Why do we need deputy ministers, asks Cosatu
Eyewitness News reporter Theto Mahlakoana sat down with Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali ahead of the labour union’s national strike. Here they discuss wage increases and question the role of a deputy minister.