Brendin Horner murder: Blood samples don't match arrested suspects

Brendin Horner murder: Blood samples don't match arrested suspects

- Blood samples taken from Brendin Horner's bakkie have been tested and thrown investigations into disarray

- The samples didn't match the blood of the two men taken into custody for his murder

- This was revealed during the bail application of Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetja Mahlamba

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The blood samples taken from Brendin Horner's bakkie don't match those taken from the two men accused of his murder.

The Senekal Magistrate's Court heard during the bail application of Sekola Matlaletsa and Sekwetja on Tuesday.

The prosecutor explained that one of the DNA of one sample simply had not matched either of the men while the second sample was inconclusive and couldn't be analysed.

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The blood samples did not match those of the two men arrested for the murder. Image: Facebook/ Brendin Horner
Source: UGC

DispatchLIVE reports that the DNA samples had been tested by an SA Police Service-accredited private laboratory. More results, taken from items found at the scene, would take more than a month to finalise.

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The prosecutor said the tests were conducted by an SAPS-accredited private laboratory.

Joseph Kgoelenya, Mahlamba's lawyer, insisted that there was no concrete evidence linking his client to the murder, adamant that the case was weak and based on circumstantial evidence.

Both men's lawyers had argued that their clients' release on bail would not cause public unrest and would not interfere with investigations or witnesses. The matter is set to continue in court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that André Pienaar has successfully been granted bail by the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein on Monday after it was initially denied by the same court he is accused of attacking last week.

The Senekal local has been granted R15 000 bail after his first bail application was initially dismissed by the local magistrate's court.

Magistrate Buti Mlangeni had previously ruled that Pienaar would likely interfere with investigations by approaching witnesses, a move that would jeopardise the matter in the judge's view.

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Pienaar has argued that the court had mistakenly found him guilty before the trial had the opportunity to commence, a move that seems to have favoured him.

The 51-year-old businessman faces charges of incitement of violence, public violence and attempted murder after protests outside of the court got out of hand.

Pienaar, joined by a group of protesters, had allegedly stormed the court in an attempt to get to the two suspects accused of murdering a young farmer earlier in October.

During the confusion a police vehicle had been overturned and set alight with allegations that the holding cells had also suffered attempts by the protestors to set the building on fire, reports SowetanLIVE.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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