5 in court over horse killing

2010-05-27 21:10

Johannesburg - Five youths appeared in the Somerset West Magistrate's Court on Thursday for allegedly killing a retired cart horse.

They allegedly fashioned a bridle of barbed wire and rode Bukshi to death, stabbing him in the sides and stomach to keep him moving. Bukshi was found dead 50m from his home.

Twenty-six protesters, outraged at the killing, demonstrated outside the court on Thursday as the youths appeared. They were not asked to plead.

Bukshi had lived peacefully on Anthea Myburgh's farm for 15 years when he was stolen and killed, allegedly by a group of youths from Macassar in the Western Cape.

Two of the accused were out on bail while the other three remained in custody. Their case was postponed to June 2.