The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Free State has accepted the verdict of the High Court sitting in Bethlehem in the murder case of farm manager Brendin Horner.

The court acquitted the two accused Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetje Mahlamba on charges of murder, stock theft and robbery.

They were arrested last year in October after Horner’s body was found tied to a pole on a farm in Paul Roux.

Accused in Brendin Horner murder case found not guilty on all charges:


NPA Spokesperson, Phaladi Shuping has admitted that there was not enough convincing evidence from state witnesses for a conviction.

“We accept the decision of the court because we got all the reasons from the presiding officer as to why he had to come to the decision of acquitting the accused. We are aware that and also considered yesterday before court that unfortunately the quality of the evidence we presented to court based on the fact that some of the state witnesses distance themselves from the statements were not convincing for any conviction.”