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Angry white farmers go on a rebellion rampage against police in Free State to raise their lack of dissatisfaction on police action against farm murders.
Free State police say they were taken by surprise after being forced to retreat when the angry white farmers stormed the police station heavily armed leading to a police van being overturned and burned.
The farmers accompanied a group of people said they wanted to personally deal with alleged perpetrators involved in a killing of a farmer in the Free State.
The 22 years old farm manger Brendin Horner’s badly beaten body was found tied to a pole on Friday.
A knife was seized from the scene and his Toyota Hilux was later found abandoned, with bloodstains.
The two were arrested by Senekal detectives at Fateng tse Ntho in Paul Roux.
The province’s police spokesperson Motantshu Mokhele said they had to retreat because they were outnumbered.
“We had to avoid a chaos which would’ve led to a blood bath because the said group of protesters was heavily armed and we had to think fast.”
“But it should be made clear that most those perpetrators are known well known farmers and we can assure the public that we are going to decisively act” said the spokesperson.
He added that they couldn’t have anticipated that the protest could turn violent because they all started peacefully protesting outside the court.