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South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

TIM COCKS WHITE South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other yesterday during a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of apartheid. The killing of Brendin Horner, a white man whose body was found tied to a pole at his farm in Free State province, sparked riots at the start of this month, and prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to appeal to South Africans to "resist attempts ... to mobilise communities along racial lines". The farmers outside the courthouse in the town of Senekal…
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Tensions high as South African white farmers, rival Black protesters demonstrate over farm murder

Tensions high as South African white farmers, rival Black protesters demonstrate over farm murder

TIM COCKS WHITE  South African farmers and rival Black protesters have demonstrated and came close to a full-scale clash in the Free State farming town of Senekal over a murder case that has reignited racial tensions still simmering 26 years after the end of apartheid. The killing of Brendan Horner, a white man whose body was found tied to a pole at his farm in Free State province, sparked riots at the start of this month, and prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to make a statement urging South Africans to "resist attempts... to mobilise communities along racial lines". The farmers, who…
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