Brendin Horner celebrated his 1-year work anniversary on the day of his murder. Today, thousands of people are meeting outside the Senekal Magistrate’s Court to greet the suspects in the murder. Horner’s employer, Gillie Scheepers, said: “In my eyes, Brendin was a top class guy, he was amazing. He would have achieved so much working here and reached great heights. He was one of the gears that kept the clock ticking.”
— Joh-Hex (@JohnnyHexburg) October 6, 2020
have been pouring in for the young Free State farmer. The brutal murder of Brendin Horner sparked outrage across the country and people have been arriving in Senekal since early this morning. A poem by Johannesburg writer Stanley Cierenberg has been shared widely on Social Media.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele told media: “Two suspects were arrested [last Saturday] in relation to the murder of Brendin Horner. The two suspects were arrested by Senekal detectives at Fateng-tse-ntsho in Paul Roux. Bloodstained clothes and shoes were found and will be taken in for forensic tests.” Horner’s body was found tied to a pole on Friday morning with serious injuries to his head and face. A knife was found on the scene and Horner’s Toyota Hilux bakkie was found abandoned later, with bloodstains inside. “It is suspected that the deceased could have spotted them on that fateful day. 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. The two suspects, aged 32 and 43, will appear in Senekal Magistrate’s Court [on Tuesday] on the charge of murder.”
— lydia van der merwe (@DerLydia) October 6, 2020
The brutality of farm murders and attacks have been in the media frequently with one shocking attack after another. Rape, brutal beatings, and murder have become the norm for these attacks while the country begs the government to step in.
— Conscious Caracal 🇿🇦 (@ConCaracal) October 6, 2020