Man accused of double murder denied bail

A 26-year-old man from Kokstad was refused bail after appearing at Kokstad Magistrate’s Court on two counts of murder last Friday.

The case was remanded to November 19.

SAPS spokesman Captain Dumisani Ncongo said the case was transferred to Kokstad Regional Court for trial.

The man is facing charges for the murders of Siyanda Mkhize (24) and Teboho Mafali (30).

It is alleged that, on September 2, they were approached by the suspect who stabbed Mafali twice on the right thigh at the Bhongweni area. Mafali was taken by his friends to EG and Usher Memorial Hospital and died the following day. The body of Mkhize was discovered on September 3 by a passerby who alerted the police.

Both Mafali and Mkhize worked at a bakery in Kokstad. Community members attended the case.

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