Ramaphosa: Senekal opened old wounds


File: Police have arrested a 52-year-old Free State farmer in connection with the protests. eNUUS

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says what happened in Senekal in the Free State last week has opened up old wounds.

A young white farmer, Brendin Horner, was brutally killed, allegedly by black men.

READ: Police arrest farmer for alleged role in violent Senekal protests

Angry protesters stormed a court building and set a police vehicle alight.

Writing in his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa says such crimes are a stark reminder of the levels of violence in the country.

READ: Correctional Services describes Senekal protests as 'vigilantism'

He admits that race relations in farming communities have not been harmonious.

The president says the nation should resist attempts to use crime on farms to mobilise communities along racial lines.


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