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‘EFF will institute own civil arrests in Senekal’ – Julius Malema

As criminal proceedings resume in Senekal this week, Julius Malema and the EFF are heading there with a clear message for law enforcement.

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EFF leader Julius Malema has been speaking after his court appearance in Randburg on Tuesday. The firebrand politician had been defending himself against an assault charge, following an altercation with a police officer in 2018. However, with the case postponed, Juju has now turned his attention towards legal matters in Senekal.

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Malema has confirmed that he and senior EFF colleagues will attend the resumption of the Brendin Horner murder case on Friday. The young farm manager was brutally murdered by two suspects. However, their first appearance in the Senekal Magistrates Court ended in anarchy, when protesters tried to storm their cells.

The violent confrontation saw a police vehicle overturned and court property damaged. Adrian Pienaar, a 51-year-old local businessman, was the only person arrested following the chaos – and he was denied bail in dramatic circumstances on Tuesday. However, this does not represent justice for Julius Malema and his followers.

Julius Malema urges EFF members to perform ‘civil arrests’

He rallied EFF voters outside of the courtroom once proceedings had finished. With the ‘farm murder’ trial resuming on 16 October, Malema raised questions about the mental health of the sole protester in police custody. He also warned the authorities that, should they fail to arrest ‘the real culprits’, the EFF will execute their own ‘civil arrests’ instead.

“They have not arrested the real culprits who caused anarchy in Senekal. If those people are not arrested we will institute a civil arrest. We are not going to Senekal to fight with anyone – we are not scared of death, we are dead already we have nothing to live for.”

“On Friday, we are going to Senekal to regain the dignity of our people and that of the police that was lost there. Bheki Cele must regain our respect. The people that burnt the van and entered the court in Senekal till today have not been brought to book, instead they have arrested a white hobo with bipolar.”

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