Court postpones bail hearing for men accused of beheading sex worker

2014-09-03 11:05

The bail hearing of two people accused of decapitating a Durban sex worker was postponed in the Durban Regional Court today.

The two, who are part of a group of six accused of killing Desiree Murugan, appeared briefly. Magistrate Anand Maharaj postponed their bail hearing to September 22.

Sivonkaliso Mbili (32) and Vusumuzi Gumede (30) were told their legal team had agreed to the date.

They are accused along with Falakhe Khumalo (18) and three minors.

Municipal workers found Murugan’s body at Shallcross stadium last month. Her head was found in Imfume on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

The Daily News reported at the time that the 39-year-old had a six-year-old son and was a sex worker.

At the time police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said one of the accused was a traditional healer.

The regional court was packed to capacity today.

It was not immediately clear when and if the three minors and Khumalo would appear in court.

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