Drag-racing murder suspect gets bail
Johannesburg - A man accused of killing seven people while drag racing was granted R2 000 bail by Tshaulu Periodical Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.
Mphedziseni Mawela, 28, faces seven charges of murder, three of attempted murder and one of driving under the influence of alcohol, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi in a statement.
No bail conditions were imposed on him.
On March 10, Mawela was allegedly illegally drag racing in Tshivhilwi village, Thohoyandou, when his car veered out of control and crashed into a group of pedestrians. Seven people, including two children aged 12 and 13, were killed.
Four others, including Mawela, were injured in the crash.
Mawela was discharged from hospital last Friday and made his first court appearance on Monday.
The matter was postponed to May 29 while police await the results of forensic tests.