Africa-Press – South-Africa. The case against seven men accused of murdering Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Prosecutor Dinesh Nandkissor told the court that witness statements, crime scene photos, the post-mortem, and mortuary results were still outstanding.
Nandkissor also said the State was still waiting on the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide whether the matter would be transferred to the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.
Cedric Raseala, 42; Baron Mashele, 31; Godfrey Mahlo, 31; Thomas Serebane, 53; Phumuduza Tshirangwana, 38; Thabo Makgatho, 32; and Puleng Chipape, 34, were each granted bail of R3 000 at their previous court appearance on 13 May.
Elvis Nyathi murder: Seven accused granted bail of R3 000
At the time, Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe said that the State had not provided substantial evidence to validate the role each of the accused allegedly played in the murder of Nyathi.
Nyathi was killed in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, on 7 April 2022, allegedly by a group.
The seven men face charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and extortion.
The case was postponed to 24 August for further investigations.