Case against 5 men accused of killing 6-year-old girl postponed to July

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The case against five men accused of kidnapping and killing a 6-year-old Mpumalanga girl has been postponed to August for further investigations.

Bontle Mashiyane was found dead in bushes several metres from her home. Some of her body parts were missing.

The men appeared in the Kabokweni Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Ex-convict Collen Hlongwane, 36, Ntombikayise Ngwenya, 40, Thapelo Ngomane, 25, Samuel Tsela, 63, and his son, Philasande, 28, face charges of kidnapping, rape and murder.

READ | Man accused of Bontle Mashiyane's murder released on parole 5 months ago

Hlongwane, Ngwenya and Ngomane face an additional charge of dealing in human body parts.

"The matter was postponed to 2 July 2022 for further investigations," said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Monica Nyuswa.

The five men will remain in custody until their next court appearance.


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