Tensions are running high in Senekal where two men are appearing for the murder of farm manager, Brendin Horne.

Horne was found murdered two weeks ago at a farm, which he managed.

Economic Freedom Fighters, community members, AfriForum and farmers are gathered around the local magistrate’s court.

A former South African Defence Force member has warned against those trying to instigate war, telling Newzroom Afrika that those who want war will have it.

The South African Human Rights Commission has meanwhile called for calm.

“The Commission demands that the constitutional right to protest be exercised within the ambit of the Constitution and the law. Thus all particpants in protest action must exercise this right unarmed and peacefully,” it says in a statement.

Police are monitoring the situation.