5 appear for initiate's death

2013-08-02 18:54
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Johannesburg - Three men and two minors appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges linked to the death of an initiate, said police.

The matter was postponed to 30 August, police spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said.

"They are expecting to be given a trial date when they appear again. They remain in custody, since they were denied bail the last time they applied," said Makau.

Thapelo Poleng, 32, Johannes Yona, 21, Michael Montwedi, 18, and the two minors were arrested following the death of Lesego Goliath.

Goliath, 19, joined an initiation school on 12 June.

Between the time he joined the school and 24 June, he was brutally assaulted and subsequently died.

His body was burnt and buried at a municipal dumping site. His remains were found on 24 June.

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