Rugby attack accused in ID parade

2013-04-08 07:26
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Johannesburg - Four of the five men accused of beating a former Royal Marine to death outside a rugby match in Durban are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday for their formal bail application.

At the men's last court appearance on Thursday, one of the five was released on R2 000 bail.

Magistrate Vanitha Armu ordered that the names and pictures of the five men not be published. They are accused of beating Brett Williams, 29, to death at a Super XV match in Durban last month.

The four still awaiting their bail hearing each face a murder charge. All five face charges of crimen injuria and assault with the intention to commit grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutor Krishen Shah told the court: "By Monday the State will have formulated its stance with regard to a bail application.

The four facing murder charges have been held at the Durban North police station.

Armu ordered that all five report for an identity parade on Monday morning before appearing in court again in the afternoon.

The Mercury newspaper on Friday reported that the men's lawyers agreed to help find 25 look-alikes for the identity parade.

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