Horner’s alleged killers return to court

Horner’s alleged killers return to court

The two men accused of killing 21-year-old Senekal farm manager, Brending Horne, return to the Senekal Magistrate’s Court today.

Their bail application was postponed on Friday.

Today, the defense is expected to cross-examine the investigating officer.

Sekwetje Mahlamba (32) and Sekola Matlaletsa (44) have denied guilt in the matter.

Both their appearances have so far been marked by drama.

On Friday, tensions flared between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and farmers protesting against farm murders.

No violence was reported, though.

This had been preceded by the burning of a police van outside the court on October 6, when Mahlamba and Matlaletsa first appeared at the court.

The farmers had allegedly wanted to take the law into their own hands and personally deal with the duo.

Two men have been arrested so far for that riot and are both out on bail.

Tensions run high in Senekal as the Horne trial gets underway

Tensions run high in Senekal as the Horne trial gets underway

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.