First suspect in Senekal riots granted bail

André Pienaar

André Pienaar 

etv/Graeme Raubenheimer

etv/Graeme Raubenheimer

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect arrested in connection with the Senekal riots has been granted bail.

Andre Pienaar was arrested after a group of people damaged state property and set a police van alight two weeks ago.

The group wanted authorities to hand over the two suspects arrested for the murder of farm manager Brendin Horner earlier this month.

On Monday, the High Court in Bloemfontein overturned the magistrate's ruling denying Pienaar bail.

READ: Brendin Horner's father speaks out

Bail was set at R15,000.

A second suspect is appearing in the Senekal Magistrate's Court in connection with the same incident.

The 33-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, public violence, arson, and malicious damage to property.