Sinoxolo Mafevuka murder accused's bail hearing enters third month

2016-06-01 15:39
Sinoxolo Mafevuka. (Supplied)

Sinoxolo Mafevuka. (Supplied) (Unknown)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The bail application of the two men accused of killing teenager Sinoxolo Mafevuka has now entered its third month after the matter was again postponed in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Xolani Menyiwe told both the prosecutor and defence that the matter would be wrapped up on June 23 after proceedings failed to commence.

This was as investigating officer Isaac Tshabalala said he had to attend to matters at the Western Cape High Court after waiting for two hours for the case to begin.

Defence lawyer Thabo Nogemane said he had informed the court he had other cases to handle on Wednesday morning.

Frustrated supporters and loved ones grumbled after the new date was confirmed.

"Yho, this justice system is slow," one woman commented. 

The two accused - aged 22 and 26 - are cousins of Mafevuka's boyfriend.

The 19-year-old was strangled and raped. Her body was discovered in a communal toilet block in Town Two on March 2. 

She was slumped naked over a toilet. Her clothes had been stuffed into the cistern.

A leaking toilet is believed to have washed DNA evidence away.

Read more on:    sinoxolo mafevuka  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.