Accused in Brendin Horner murder case acquitted of all charges

The men were accused of killing 21-year-old farmer Brendin Horner and tying his body to a fence just meters away from the home he shared with his girlfriend last year.

FILE: Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetja Mahlamba, two suspects accused of murdering Brendin Horner at the Senekal Magistrates court on 16 October 2020. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetje Mahlamba have on Friday been acquitted on charges of murder, robbery and stock theft in the Bethlehem Magistrates Court.

The men were accused of killing 21-year-old farmer Brendin Horner and tying his body to a fence just meters away from the home he shared with his girlfriend last year.

On Thursday, the State conceded there was not enough evidence to convict the pair on charges of murder and robbery.

More to follow.