Second person arrested for Senekal court violence

Police arrest a second suspect in connection with vandalising state property outside a Senekal court. eNCA/Graeme Raubenheimer

SENEKAL - A second person has been arrested in connection with a violent protest outside a Senekal court last week.

A group of Senekal residents, including farmers, stormed the courthouse where two suspects were appearing in connection with a farm murder.

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A police vehicle was set alight and the court building was damaged.

A 52-year-old farmer was arrested shortly afterwards.

Now, a 33-year-old man has been taken into custody and will face charges including attempted murder and public violence.