Shots fired, journalists assaulted, as protest outside farm murder court case turns violent

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It’s all coming out now. Senekal Police cell phones have been tracked and linked to the murder of Brendin Horner. Local police are involved in assisting stock theft in the area.

12/10/2020
Senekal farmers were incensed after they were informed that police corruption is what killed farm manager Brendin Horner! This is why they stormed the court! The Hawks are in possession of a detailed report about Paul Roux police involvement in local stock theft syndicate, responsible for the barbaric murder (assassination?) of Brendin Horner. Had Hawks acted timeously Brendin would still be alive and the whole Senekal court debacle with farmers would never have happened!

Farmers in the East Free State say the brutal murder of the 21 year old Brendin Horner would not have taken place if the Hawks acted on a detailed report containing the names of a local stock theft syndicate, submitted to a lieutenant colonel of the Hawks working at Hawks HQ.
The report contains the names of senior Paul Roux police officers involved in the syndicate, photos of the cars of stock thieves and their registration numbers and names of people with insider knowledge of corruption at Paul Roux police and their collusion with the stock theft syndicate. However this report, as with so many others, has been gathering dust somewhere in a Hawks office in Pretoria.
Mr. Herkie Viljoen, safety co-ordinator for the Bethlehem district agricultural association, openly told Rapport that Brendin died because people did not do their jobs. Brendin was found dead with stab wounds standing in an upright position with a rope tied around his neck and a pole on the farm where he lived. Was this a message they were sending to farmers who might expose them?

Several agricultural leaders have said that the Police’s lack of action against the stock theft syndicate, combined with the conviction that many SAPS members themselves are involved in the stock theft syndicate, is what led to the boiling over of emotions of protestors, who entered the Senekal court on Tuesday, where the 2 suspects appeared in connection with Brendin’s murder the previous Thursday. A group of 30 protestors entered the Senekal court on Tuesday morning this week and headed to the court cells when emotions boiled over. A Police van was overturned and set alight in the chaos that followed.
Horner was described by his employer Mr Gilly Scheepers of Bloukruin Farm as a good and soft hearted young man who could have become a top farmer. Could Brendin have stumbled upon the SAPS involvement in the syndicate?

Mr Viljoen had held a speech in front of the court on Tuesday, in which he said Bheki Cele, minister of Police, must tell the country what happened with the report about the involvement of Paul Roux police members, in stock theft in the area. Mr Viljoen said that if the Hawks acted on the information about the syndicate provided to them in January, with full proof and details, the stock theft syndicate which has been terrorising farmers for a full 2 years, would not have been able to do to Brendin what they did.
Viljoen said on Tuesday that they now demand that the Police must appoint a task team within a week to investigate the stock theft syndicate and the Paul Roux police involvement with them. He said they first raised the issue with local Police stations and when they got no reaction they raised it with the Police cluster office, but again got no reaction.

Mr Viljoen says he then sent a full report to the Hawks Lieutenant Colonel in 2 parts, the first in December and the second part in January 2020 after which he regularly followed up on the matter but the Hawks officer always had excuses. He again followed up on the matter 2 weeks ago, and told the officer the situation in Paul Roux is getting worse. Again the officer had excuses. Shortly afterwards Brendin was murdered. Coincidence?
Mr Viljoen says that 2 local policemen, a constable and a sergeant, are known to have bragged around town that they don’t use their Police salaries because the stock theft syndicate is paying them enough, while another farmer told Rapport that because Police never make stock theft arrests, the thieves are beginning to believe that it is their right to steal sheep and other livestock.

The farmers also complained that when they make arrests themselves, and hand the suspects over to Police, the Police coach the suspects with what to say in court, and also confiscate the firearms of farmers afterwards, because the thieves make allegations (are told to?) that they were pointed at with firearms.
One farmer told Rapport that the syndicate steals whole herds of sheep at a time and chases them to where they want them, and the only hope farmers have of getting their livestock back is looking for it themselves. The farmer says they have to act as the local stock theft unit on top of being farmers.

Some of the shocking allegations in the report are :
– Stolen cattle was found on the farm of a Police general. A worker of the general was arrested but he died in the police cells! The investigation officer in the case was transferred to another station.
– A SAPS station commander of an East Free State town was seen numerous times close to scenes where livestock was stolen. The station commander is linked to at least six cases of livestock theft. The names of other police officers involved in stock theft are also mentioned in the report.
The report also contains the names of possible witnesses.

Mr Viljoen’s report reveals shocking details and numbers. Thousands of livestock were stolen since 2018 in the area, yet only one person was arrested by Police. Some farmers have lost up to 200 sheep in a single night.
Brendin’s employer, Mr Gilly Scheepers said that there is no law and order in the region, and the situation can be described as lawless and chaotic. He says 2 of his workers were almost beaten to death by stock thieves 18 months ago.

Mr Scheepers says he believes that Brendin’s killers became so arrogant that they believed they will get away with his murder and still believe that. The Rapport made an appointment with the station commander of the Paul Roux police station, a captain Moloi, for Friday morning but he never showed up.
The national spokesperson of the Hawks, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, told Rapport he has no knowledge of the report and the Hawks in the Free State said they received Mr Viljoen’s report only on Thursday, and they will refer it for investigation

A former farmer, Andre Pienaar, was subsequently arrested and he appeared in court on a whole array of charges – from attempted murder to malicious damage to property and possibly even terrorism. His bail application was postponed to coming Tuesday.
 

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You two should get a room and make a beautiful caramel baby, I'm starting to think that's the only way this sht will ever end. Just have everyone breed until there's only coloureds left, it would also solve the issue of South Africa's per capita wine consumption being too low at the same time, win win.
:D LOL on the wine consumption per capita, I drink enough to cover about 7- 9 white teetotaler households. And it's a total stereotype.

My problem is that if there only "coloureds left", where exactly will our diversity come from? I personally love it, in itself it's a national treasure. We should celebrate instead of villifying it.
 

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It’s all coming out now. Senekal Police cell phones have been tracked and linked to the murder of Brendin Horner. Local police are involved in assisting stock theft in the area.

12/10/2020
Senekal farmers were incensed after they were informed that police corruption is what killed farm manager Brendin Horner! This is why they stormed the court! The Hawks are in possession of a detailed report about Paul Roux police involvement in local stock theft syndicate, responsible for the barbaric murder (assassination?) of Brendin Horner. Had Hawks acted timeously Brendin would still be alive and the whole Senekal court debacle with farmers would never have happened!

Farmers in the East Free State say the brutal murder of the 21 year old Brendin Horner would not have taken place if the Hawks acted on a detailed report containing the names of a local stock theft syndicate, submitted to a lieutenant colonel of the Hawks working at Hawks HQ.
The report contains the names of senior Paul Roux police officers involved in the syndicate, photos of the cars of stock thieves and their registration numbers and names of people with insider knowledge of corruption at Paul Roux police and their collusion with the stock theft syndicate. However this report, as with so many others, has been gathering dust somewhere in a Hawks office in Pretoria.
Mr. Herkie Viljoen, safety co-ordinator for the Bethlehem district agricultural association, openly told Rapport that Brendin died because people did not do their jobs. Brendin was found dead with stab wounds standing in an upright position with a rope tied around his neck and a pole on the farm where he lived. Was this a message they were sending to farmers who might expose them?

Several agricultural leaders have said that the Police’s lack of action against the stock theft syndicate, combined with the conviction that many SAPS members themselves are involved in the stock theft syndicate, is what led to the boiling over of emotions of protestors, who entered the Senekal court on Tuesday, where the 2 suspects appeared in connection with Brendin’s murder the previous Thursday. A group of 30 protestors entered the Senekal court on Tuesday morning this week and headed to the court cells when emotions boiled over. A Police van was overturned and set alight in the chaos that followed.
Horner was described by his employer Mr Gilly Scheepers of Bloukruin Farm as a good and soft hearted young man who could have become a top farmer. Could Brendin have stumbled upon the SAPS involvement in the syndicate?

Mr Viljoen had held a speech in front of the court on Tuesday, in which he said Bheki Cele, minister of Police, must tell the country what happened with the report about the involvement of Paul Roux police members, in stock theft in the area. Mr Viljoen said that if the Hawks acted on the information about the syndicate provided to them in January, with full proof and details, the stock theft syndicate which has been terrorising farmers for a full 2 years, would not have been able to do to Brendin what they did.
Viljoen said on Tuesday that they now demand that the Police must appoint a task team within a week to investigate the stock theft syndicate and the Paul Roux police involvement with them. He said they first raised the issue with local Police stations and when they got no reaction they raised it with the Police cluster office, but again got no reaction.

Mr Viljoen says he then sent a full report to the Hawks Lieutenant Colonel in 2 parts, the first in December and the second part in January 2020 after which he regularly followed up on the matter but the Hawks officer always had excuses. He again followed up on the matter 2 weeks ago, and told the officer the situation in Paul Roux is getting worse. Again the officer had excuses. Shortly afterwards Brendin was murdered. Coincidence?
Mr Viljoen says that 2 local policemen, a constable and a sergeant, are known to have bragged around town that they don’t use their Police salaries because the stock theft syndicate is paying them enough, while another farmer told Rapport that because Police never make stock theft arrests, the thieves are beginning to believe that it is their right to steal sheep and other livestock.

The farmers also complained that when they make arrests themselves, and hand the suspects over to Police, the Police coach the suspects with what to say in court, and also confiscate the firearms of farmers afterwards, because the thieves make allegations (are told to?) that they were pointed at with firearms.
One farmer told Rapport that the syndicate steals whole herds of sheep at a time and chases them to where they want them, and the only hope farmers have of getting their livestock back is looking for it themselves. The farmer says they have to act as the local stock theft unit on top of being farmers.

Some of the shocking allegations in the report are :
– Stolen cattle was found on the farm of a Police general. A worker of the general was arrested but he died in the police cells! The investigation officer in the case was transferred to another station.
– A SAPS station commander of an East Free State town was seen numerous times close to scenes where livestock was stolen. The station commander is linked to at least six cases of livestock theft. The names of other police officers involved in stock theft are also mentioned in the report.
The report also contains the names of possible witnesses.

Mr Viljoen’s report reveals shocking details and numbers. Thousands of livestock were stolen since 2018 in the area, yet only one person was arrested by Police. Some farmers have lost up to 200 sheep in a single night.
Brendin’s employer, Mr Gilly Scheepers said that there is no law and order in the region, and the situation can be described as lawless and chaotic. He says 2 of his workers were almost beaten to death by stock thieves 18 months ago.

Mr Scheepers says he believes that Brendin’s killers became so arrogant that they believed they will get away with his murder and still believe that. The Rapport made an appointment with the station commander of the Paul Roux police station, a captain Moloi, for Friday morning but he never showed up.
The national spokesperson of the Hawks, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, told Rapport he has no knowledge of the report and the Hawks in the Free State said they received Mr Viljoen’s report only on Thursday, and they will refer it for investigation

A former farmer, Andre Pienaar, was subsequently arrested and he appeared in court on a whole array of charges – from attempted murder to malicious damage to property and possibly even terrorism. His bail application was postponed to coming Tuesday.
Thank you @chrisc
 

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You two should get a room and make a beautiful caramel baby, I'm starting to think that's the only way this sht will ever end. Just have everyone breed until there's only coloureds left, it would also solve the issue of South Africa's per capita wine consumption being too low at the same time, win win.
But Champie doesn't want to use Tresemee or Harmony, that's worse than doing rodeo. Also he'd also have to make many caramel babies, think about his angst when he has to explain it to his kids comes father's day.

Anyway, quite an interesting idea. How many "Jou ma se ..." can we work into our new national anthem :unsure:

:ROFL:
 

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But Champie doesn't want to use Tresemee or Harmony, that's worse than doing rodeo. Also he'd also have to make many caramel babies, think about his angst when he has to explain it to his kids comes father's day.

Anyway, quite an interesting idea. How many "Jou ma se ..." can we work into our new national anthem :unsure:

:ROFL:
Uit die blou van djou ma se harre!
 

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Could this be the same syndicate, never caught...
"https://www.netwerk24.com/ZA/Hermanus-Times/Nuus/misdaadcrime-20160504-3
May 9, 2016 — BELONING: 'n Beloning van R50 000 sal uitgereik word aan die persoon wat kan help met inligting wat sal lei tot die suksesvolle inhegtenisneming envervolging van die moordenaar/s van Kobus Visser. ... wat tot suksesvolle inhegtenisneming en vervolging kan lei, sal die beloning van R50 000 ontvang. "
 

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Just read @chrisc post with the word allegedly in front. A lot of accusations about the police but not much investigating from them. Can't really call it fake news if you can't prove it's fake, not so?
We learn something every day don't we? I wasn't aware that's how the concept of fake news work, nor have I seen the logic of "he who questions it must prove it wrong" being applied here. All along the spirit of this forum was that news should be accompanied with a source, preferably a credible one.

But it's fine, there's one thing I like about hypocrisy, it always catches up with you.
 
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Yep, Scorpions were independent , then disbanded by the ANC.
They were? Maybe we first need to get the forum's definition of independent, because there's a couple of times I've seen aspersions being cast on institutions that I thought were independent.
 

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They were? Maybe we first need to get the forum's definition of independent, because there's a couple of times I've seen aspersions being cast on institutions that I thought were independent.

:ROFL: Pretending that you are dof does not count.
 

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The Scorpions were definitely becoming to independent for the ANCs liking.

So they were destroyed.

The ANC destroys everything that works.
The scorpions doomed themselves when they started playing political decisions. It of course played into the hands of the ANC's corrupt centre and paved the way for Zuma with his wrecking ball. The scorpions were feared and also resented by other law enforcement because of their Hollywood arrests, effectiveness, better resources, etc. So when they were found to be playing politics it made the decision easy for those who wanted them gone for one or other reason.
 

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SABC reporters asked EFF members in Senekal what they want.

Result is as expected: We want the Maanie

Problem is if everyone wants money you print more and more then you get Zim. Where money is worthless that they have to recreate your currency all the time.
 
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