WATCH | Police win praise for 'soft approach' in Senekal

18 October 2020 - 00:00 By Naledi Shange and Iavan Pijoos

It had all the ingredients for a day of disaster - a red sea of EFF radicals, a mob of khaki-clad conservative "commandos", a bunch of praying, bearded bikers and a hefty contingent of police. All thrown together in sweltering Free State heat.

But when the dust had settled outside the Senekal magistrate's court on Friday, many were hailing it as a day of success and a landmark moment for policing and freedom of expression...

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