Brothers Dylan and Ned Govender as well as Jeetendra Jaikissoon are charged with murder and attempted murder after they allegedly attacked five unarmed men as they were walking down a suburban road.
The defence is expected to continue the cross-examination of investigating officer Siphosethu Shezi in the bail application.
Shezi had indicated that the deceased, Mondle Majola, was shot in the face.
The defence says this contrasts with a post-mortem report that says Majola died from a stab wound to the leg.
Majola is one of the over 30 people who were killed in Phoenix at the time of the unrest that erupted in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Phoenix murder accused abandon bail application
In August, the three Phoenix murder accused brothers abandoned their bail application at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court
More than 300 people lost their lives in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng during the unrest.
The video below is reporting on the bail application: