Rape, murder accused denied bail
Bloemfontein - Three men accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl were denied bail in the Virginia Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Free State police said.
The case was postponed to January 26 for further investigation, said Sergeant Tlalanyane Pakela.
The three were arrested earlier this month when the body of the girl was found floating in a canal in Meloding.
It is believed Motlalepule Lekhoaba and her 16-year-old boyfriend were standing in the street when they were accosted by three men, armed with knives.
The boy ran off and the girl was subsequently taken to a field where she was raped and killed.