White South African farm activist is beaten to death at her home in a hair-raising hammer attack
- Annette Kennealy, 51, was beaten to death on her farm in Limpopo
- A male suspect, 40, has been arrested and appears in court
- Kennealy was openly open about attacks on white Afrikaner farmers
A South African farmer's activist who spoke out against attacks on white farmers was found dead.
Annette Kennealy, 51, was beaten to death in the province of Limpopo. She was found in a pool of blood by a family member.
Kennealy was attacked on her own farm in the city of Louis Trichardt, where she was staying with an employee.
Annette Kennealy, 51, a farmer's activist from Limpopo province, was beaten to death with a hammer and an iron bar
The woman is said to have been killed with a hammer and an iron bar, said Ian Cameron, head of the Community Safety Department at AfriForum, a group that represents white Afrikaners.
A police spokesman, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, said: “Family members tried to call her unsuccessfully until one of them started investigating. On arrival he found the deceased in the house. & # 39;
Another police spokesman, Col Moatshe, said that a 40-year-old male suspect has been arrested and will soon appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court.
Kennealy was an open advocate of the white Afrikaner community and a former councilor with the opposition party of the South African Democratic Alliance.
Kennealy made one last Facebook post about peasant attacks before she was killed
Kennealy was an open advocate of the Afrikaner community and a former council member of the Democratic Alliance opposition party.
In her last Facebook message, she told a link claiming that ten farm attacks, including one murder, had been reported in four days.
South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, has denounced violence against farmers, but farmers' organizations still accuse the party of not doing enough.
The attack took place on the woman's own farm in Louis Trichardt, where she was staying with an employee
Although farm killings are expected to rise, they are currently at a low of 20 years.
Transvaal Agricultural Union, a group representing the interests of farmers, registered 84 agricultural killings in the calendar year 2017. Of these, 59 were white farmers.
Another 15 people, including 8 white farmers, were killed on the farms in the first three months of 2018.
White farmers are not the only victims. In a remarkable case from 2017, Matlhomola Mosweu, 16, was found dead after being accused of having stolen a sunflower from a white-handed farm close to the town of Coligny in northwestern South Africa.
According to a police spokesman, Col Moatshe, a 40-year-old male suspect was arrested and will soon appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court
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