Captain Myburgh of the detective branch in Senekal is now testifying for the state.
He recounts how he was called to the murder scene where a cap with a knife on it was found some distance from Horner’s body.
Horner’s body was tied to a pole.
He says Horner’s face and hands were full of blood. The post-mortem also showed that he had stab wounds in his head, arms and hands.
The cause of his death is indicated as suffocation. Myburgh says abrasions to his thighs indicate he was also dragged.
Sekwetje Mahlamba, 32, one of the accused, denied that he was anywhere near the farm where the 21-year-old farm manager was killed,
According to evidence, the police confiscated two of Mahlamba’s trousers. According to the state, one of the trousers was found in a freezer on the premises. It had splashes of blood on it. Mahlambo maintained in court that the blood had landed on him during a traditional ceremony, where a sheep was slaughtered. According to him, the ceremony was held at a friend’s house – one Pinky’s house, but according to the state, this friend denied that Mahlamba was at the ceremony.
The court case is still ongoing. Follow SA Updates for updates.