The accused in the Elvis Nyathi murder case say they are not a danger to the Diepsloot community and therefore should be released on bail.
Seven people have been charged with the death of the Zimbabwean national. Nyathi was beaten and burnt to death in Diepsloot on 7 April.
They are applying for bail at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg The remaining three accused have taken the stand in an attempt to get bail.
The four others testified on Monday. They have reiterated that they do not pose any danger to the Diepsloot community and therefore should be released on bail while awaiting trial.
They also say they do not fear being attacked by the community, as Diepsloot residents have come in large numbers to support them in court.
They have all denied being part of any crime or mob action that resulted in the death of Nyathi.
The deceased’s brother explains what happened that fateful day:
R300 might have saved Elvis Nyathi’s life but they only had R50 to give the attackers – that’s according to Elvis’ brother, Miziayifani. #OperationDudula #SABCNews #Diepsloot pic.twitter.com/GjOqrhVIAx
— Sipho King K Kekana (@KingKAzania) April 8, 2022