White South African farm activist is stabbed and beaten to death at her home in horrifying hammer attack

  • Annette Kennealy, 51, was beaten and stabbed to death on her farm in Limpopo  
  • A male suspect, 40, has been arrested and will appear before court 
  • Kennealy was publicly outspoken about attacks on white Afrikaner farmers
  • Comes as South African government pushes ahead with plans to expropriate land without compensation to correct the ‘historic imbalance’ of apartheid 

A South African activist who spoke out against attacks on white farmers has been found stabbed and beaten to death on her own farm.

Annette Kennealy, 51, was killed on a smallholding in Limpopo province on either Monday night or Tuesday morning where she had been staying with an employee, police said.

The alarm was raised by Ms Kennealy’s mother, Kim Labuschagne, after she tried and failed to get in touch with her daughter on Tuesday.

A male relative then went to the farm where Ms Kennealy’s body was found face-down in a pool of blood.

Kennealy was a publicly outspoken supporter of the white Afrikaner community and  former councillor with South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance party

Kennealy was a publicly outspoken supporter of the white Afrikaner community and  former councillor with South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance party

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