The Estcourt magistrate’s court in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, will on Thursday decide whether two of four accused arrested for cannibalism will be granted bail.

They were arrested after Nino Mbatha who is believed to be a traditional healer, went to a local police station in August and voluntarily admitted to cannibalism.

The four accused Nino Mbatha, Lungisani Magubane, Sithembiso Sithole and Khayelihle Lamula face charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Mbatha abandoned his bid for bail at the beginning of the hearing.

On Monday the court heard that Sithole, who also claims to be a traditional healer also abandoned his bid for bail.

Investigating officer Kgatatso Matsena confirmed alternative addresses for Magubane and Lamula where they will stay should they be granted bail.

Other alternative addresses that they had earlier presented in court could not confirmed.

Previously, during their court appearances, community members protested against their release on bail.