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The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has refused an application to have murder and attempted murder charges against the Miguel Louw murder accused scrapped.
It was another day of full-on attacks by the defence in the Miguel Louw murder trial as the arresting officer took the stand.
The mother of slain nine-year-old Miguel Louw of Sydenham had her personal life aired as she took to the witness stand in the Durban High Court on Tuesday.
It was a gruelling day of cross-examination in the Miguel Louw murder trial as the defence team for accused Mohamed Ebrahim laid into a witness.
Kirk Louw, the father of nine-year-old Miguel Louw, has died - before the finalisation of court proceedings of the man accused of killing his son, according to reports.
Mohammed Ebrahim, the suspect in the Miguel Louw murder case, has been described as devious and calculating in the Durban Magistrate's Court.
The only accused in the murder of 9-year-old Miguel Louw has come across as nervous, evasive and inarticulate during his bail hearing in the Durban Regional Court.
The Durban man accused of kidnapping Miguel Louw, 10, has officially been arrested for the murder of the young boy.
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 9-year-old Miguel Louw will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court.
Police have confirmed that a decomposed body found in Phoenix is that of missing 9-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw.
The family of slain 10-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw say they are struggling emotionally after the trial was postponed to the new year.
The defence lawyer in the Miguel Louw murder trial has put the murdered boy's mother under the spotlight after she admitted visiting the accused, Mohamed Ebrahim, in jail.
The teary-eyed mother of slain Sydenham boy Miguel Louw has taken the stand in her son's murder case in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban.
It was all smiles from Mohamed Ebrahim, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering nine-year-old Miguel Louw of Sydenham, in the Durban High Court.
There has been a brief outburst in the Durban Regional Court from Mohammed Ebrahim, the man accused of murdering 9-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw.
More details of poor family ties and shoddy living arrangements emerged in the bail application for Mohammed Ebrahim, the sole suspect in the murder of Durban boy Miguel Louw.
The Durban man accused of kidnapping Miguel Louw, 10, said his arrest for the additional charge of murder was unfair as he was being apprehended by police.
Relatives of 9-year-old Miguel Louw have reacted angrily after they were informed that the State still does not have enough evidence to charge the suspect with his murder.
Parents should also know who has access to their children, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said during the memorial for nine-year-old Miguel Louw.
The family of missing 9-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw are still waiting with bated breath to find out whether a decomposed body found in Phoenix a week ago is, in fact, the young boy.
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