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Alleged stock thieves arrested for the murder of a young farm manager

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Police arrested two suspects on Saturday, 03 October 2020, concerning the murder of Brendin Horner (22). The two were detained by Senekal detectives at Fateng tse Ntho in Paul Roux.

Bloodstained clothes and shoes were found and will be taken for forensic tests. The two men are allegedly stock thieves, and it is suspected that the deceased could have spotted them on that fateful day.

SA Updates earlier reported that Brendin Horner was found tied with a rope to the pole by the police at an open space situated at De Rots on Friday 02 October 2020, at about 06:30.

According to reports, police received a call from other farmers reporting the attack at DeRots Farm. Upon their arrival, police found Horner, who was declared dead on the scene with injuries to his head and face.  A knife was seized from the scene, and his Toyota Hilux was later found with bloodstains abandoned near Duikfontein Farm in Paul Roux.

The two suspects aged 32 and 43 will appear in Senekal Magistrate court on Tuesday 06 October 2020 on a charge of murder.

Thoko Didiza, the Minister of Agriculture, condemned the murder.

She demanded that no stone be left unturned in the search for justice.

Didiza once again emphasized the importance of farmers and workers in the value chain of food production.

Source: SAPS Newsroom

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