More Satanic ritual accused denied bail

2011-11-21 18:36

Johannesburg - Two of the five young men accused of setting alight two girls in a suspected Satanic ritual were denied bail on Monday.

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court found that Robin Harwood, 18, and Harvey Isha, 23, could produce no exceptional circumstances for bail, as required for schedule six offences by the Criminal Procedures Act.

They would remain in custody until their appearance on Wednesday.

They would appear alongside Lindon Wagner, 21, Lester Moody, 18, and Jeremy King, 18.

A sixth accused, a 16-year-old girl, would also appear.

The court would decide on Wednesday if the trial would be postponed for further investigation or be moved to the South Gauteng High Court.

Kirsty Theologo, 18, died in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital a week after being doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street on October 21.

A 14-year-old friend of hers was also burnt, but she survived. The six youths are charged with murder and attempted murder.

  • dave.leverton - 2011-11-21 18:51

    I wish the media would stop with the satanic ritual cliché. These people probably don't know a thing about satanic rituals - it's a murder, nothing more, nothing less.

      Chabi - 2011-11-21 20:49

      Wish all you want, this is satanic ritual.... this practice is as old as human existence often thought abandoned in Europe in modern times, but it still is practiced there and other places in the Globe... so the "Liewe Heksie" is not just a story !!! Let us burn the juvenile wizards on the furnace as in the Old time to kill of its recurrence, it is known to be genetic...

      dave.leverton - 2011-11-21 20:54

      I have never heard of a satanic ritual which involves burning girls alive.

      Aquila - 2011-11-22 08:29

      @Chabi - are you really advocating burning the "witches"? Really?

  • Jack - 2011-11-21 18:58

    Clear cut case, hopefully no need for further investigation.

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