By Melissa Van Brunnersum
Published: 09:43 BST, 24 May 2019 | Updated: 09:44 BST, 24 May 2019
A South African farmer activist who spoke out against attacks on white farmers has been found dead.
Annette Kennealy, 51, was beaten to death in Limpopo province. She was found in a pool of blood by a family member.
Kennealy was attacked on her own farm in the town of Louis Trichardt where she was staying with an employee.
Annette Kennealy, 51, a farmer activist from Limpopo province was beaten to death with a hammer and iron rod
The woman was allegedly killed with a hammer and iron rod, according to Ian Cameron, head of the Community Safety division of AfriForum, a group that represents white Afrikaners.
A police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe,said: ‘Family members tried to call her without success, until one of them went to investigate. On arrival he found the deceased inside the house.’
Another police spokesperson, Col Moatshe, said that a 40-year-old male suspect has been arrested and will