3 more in court for Kraaifontein murders

2014-12-29 18:38
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Johannesburg - Three men appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murders of six Kraaifontein men, Cape Town police said.

Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said the case against the men, aged 25, 28 and 44, was postponed to 24 February.

This brought the total to 13 people charged with the murders.

On 23 December, the National Prosecuting Authority said a total of 10 people had been charged.

"Each is facing six counts of premeditated murder," NPA regional spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said at the time.

Those accused would now spend the festive season behind bars at Pollsmoor Prison after the matter was postponed in the Bluedowns Magistrate's Court until 24 February for bail applications.

"The State will oppose bail," said Ntabazalila.

On 9 December, the bodies of six men, aged between 18 and 30, were found by passers-by at Joostenberg Vlakte, near Kraaifontein.

The men were found lying face down with their hands tied behind their backs and appeared to have been stoned to death.

Subsequently, on 17 December, eight men were arrested in connection with the crime.

However, during previous court proceedings, charges against one of the accused were dropped due to insufficient evidence.


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