6 men arrested for murder of Kathrada relatives abandon bail application

2018-11-14 16:13
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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The trial of the nine men accused of murdering the relatives of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has been postponed to December 5, when three of the accused are expected to apply for bail.

The accused appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where six of them abandoned their bail application, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Adele Myburgh said. 

Kathrada's nephew Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son, 28, also named Ahmed, were killed in their home in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on October 30. 

ALSO  READ:  North West cops hot on the heels of those who murdered Ahmed Kathrada's relatives

A day after the incident, a task team was established and followed up on information which led to the arrests of the nine men on November 6.

The nine face charges of murder and one of attempted robbery. 

A gun and two vehicles, believed to have been used in the murders, were confiscated during their arrests.

The accused will remain in custody until their next court appearance, Myburgh said.   

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