FF Plus welcomes the arrest of five police officers implicated in livestock theft syndicates
The FF Plus welcomes the arrest of five police officers in the Free State nine months after Brendin Horner (22) was brutally murdered just outside Paul Roux amid strong suspicions that various police officers of the area are involved in livestock theft syndicates and possibly the murder of Horner as well.
The Hawks had a breakthrough in the investigation after farmers in the area insisted that there was police involvement.
The FF Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, together with other interested parties engaged with the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, after the murder and provided him with additional information about the case.
At the time, two of the farmers, Messrs Herkie Viljoen and Jess de Klerk, headed the farmers' attempts to expose the individuals presumably involved in the theft of livestock and to provide the police with the necessary information.
The recent breakthrough came after The Hawks had apparently been provided with this information in the past, but did nothing about it.