4 abandon bail bid in panga murder

2013-03-15 11:32

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Cape Town - Four men accused of hacking a woman to death with a panga have abandoned their bail application in a Cape Town court, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Argus reported that Marlon van Wyk, 25, Sharif Padayachee, 22, Ricardo Williams, 23, and Jerome Januarie, 28, appeared briefly in the Vredenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

They are accused of killing Sinodia Schutt, 32, on 26 February by smashing her jaw and hacking her with a panga several times.

The court heard that DNA results were still outstanding and that the men would apply for bail at a later stage.

Schutt's mother Christie told the newspaper that Padayachee had previously lived with her daughter and that she had struggled for more than a year to get him out of the house.

Her daughter's house had also been petrol-bombed.

"I'm not afraid of them," Schutt said.

The case was postponed until 15 May for further investigation.

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