We want justice across the board: Cele

Police managed to prevent a scuffle between the EFF supporters and farmers.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has highlighted the importance of government acting tough on the perpetrators of crime. He was speaking after the bail application of two murder suspects in the Senekal Magistrate’s Court in the Free State on Friday.

Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetje Mahlamba are accused of the murder of 21-year-old Brendin Horner and their bail application has been postponed to Monday and Tuesday next week.

Cele says the families of victims of crime deserve justice irrespective of their colour or creed.

“We want justice across the board. It doesn’t matter where you died whether you were shot and killed in Mandeni taxi rank, Khayelitsha, Mamelodi as Jabu was killed on Monday, the chair of the taxi association. Whether a young man killed young Horner here, we must forever fight for justice.”

Meanwhile, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for singing “Kill the Boer” in Senekal.