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Bail hearing for six accused in Tongaat murder continues

Bail hearing for six accused in Tongaat murder continues Janine Wed, 06/03/2020 - 11:45 Teaser Media Paragraphs A bail hearing for six out of seven accused in the kidnapping and murder of a Tongaat teenager in KwaZulu-Natal continues in the Verulam Magistrate s Court. Courtesy of #DStv403 VERULAM - A bail hearing for six out of seven accused in the kidnapping and murder of a Tongaat teenager in KwaZulu-Natal continues in the Verulam magistrate s court. The accused appeared in court on Tuesday for the start of their bail application. The seventh accused (16) abandoned his bail application. All seven are facing kidnapping and murder charges. READ: Tongaat teen murder accused back in court Teen Andile Bobo Mbuthu went missing after allegedly stealing alcohol from a local tavern. His decomposing remains were later found in a river near his home.

One of the accused, Mlungisi Thabethe, told the court that he is related to the deceased. Thabethe told the court he d only questioned the teen about his missing liquor. He also says the teen confessed to stealing. READ: Outrage over missing Tongaat teen Mlungisi Thabethe said, I told him I don t ever want to see him at my place again. I said if I ever see him again I would beat him up and I asked him to leave. He said he was sorry and left. Thabethe told the court that it was the last time he saw the deceased.

Court proceedings were set to resume on Wednesday for further evidence and cross-examination.


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