Police had discovered Horner’s cap on the gate of farm the place his physique was discovered. On high of the cap was a knife.
“There have been blood drops on the highway, and the place the deceased was discovered there was a considerable amount of blood. The car of the deceased was later found on the Bethlehem highway,” Myburgh testified.
Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa are each asking for bail and have indicated they intend to plead not responsible to the homicide and theft of Horner.
Mahlamba, aged 32, had earlier taken to the stand and informed the court docket he had no concept how he had been linked to Horner’s homicide. He informed the court docket that on the night time Horner was killed, he had spent your entire night within the firm of his girlfriend.
The blood-stained garments which had been present in his residence, he mentioned, had been dirty when he slaughtered a sheep throughout a standard ceremony held by a neighborhood in September.
Suspect will plead not responsible
Co-accused Matlaletsa, aged 44, opted to not take to the stand. As a substitute, he pleaded his case by means of an affidavit by which he determined to not contact on the deserves of the case.
He mentioned he meant to plead not responsible.
In his affidavit, he pleaded with the court docket to launch him on bail of no more than R1,000. He mentioned the state had circumstantial proof towards him and he didn’t consider it had a robust case.