The two attackers that were arrested for the horrific torture and brutal farm murder of the young farmer, Brendin Horner (21), on the De Rots farm in Paul Roux, in the Free State province of South Africa, will be appearing in the Senekal Magistrate court on Tuesday 6 October 2020. Concerned South Africans are planning to converge on the court at 10:00 for 11:00, in a mass protest against this atrocity as well as against the ongoing violent farm attacks and murders across the country.
This horrific farm murder, that included extreme violence, savagery and torture, is not an isolated incident, there have been numerous farm attacks and farm murders in South Africa and most have involved the same violence, torture and often include rape. Perpetrators often only steal a phone or a few household items – This is not just ordinary crime – This is terrorism! These attacks against the white minority group in South Africa are also being fueled by black leaders in the country.
The attackers aged 32 and 43 are accused of torturing and eventually killing Horner on the evening of Thursday 1 October 2020. Horner’ body was discovered on Friday morning 2 October 2020, he had been tied by his neck to a pole and had been severely tortured, beaten and strangled to death. A knife was found at the scene.
After the arrests blood stained clothes and shoes were found and will be sent in for Forensic tests. Horner’s Toyota Hilux bakkie was later found with blood stains abandoned near Duikfontein Farm in Paul Roux.
The South African police minister, Bheki Cele, has refused to make these attacks priority crimes and recently said that ‘farmers must not complain if they get hurt.’ And the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has also denied, on a world stage, that theses atrocities exist.
The FF Plus said in a statement on 2 October 2020, ‘Farm attacks and murders are out of control and cannot be considered ordinary crimes, particularly when the cruelty associated with these incidences is taken into account’.
Farm attacks and farm murders in South Africa 2020:
September 2020- 48 farm attacks, 5 farm murders
August 2020- 52 farm attacks, 9 farm murders.
July 2020- 55 farm attacks, 9 farm murders.
June 2020- 56 farm attacks, 7 farm murders.
May 2020- 15 farm attacks, 4 farm murders.
April 2020- 17 farm attacks, 1 farm murder.
March 2020- 35 farm attacks, 6 farm murders.
February 2020- 31 farm attacks, 8 farm murders.
January 2020- 17 farm attacks, 0 farm murders.
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