A Matlosana Local Municipal Councillor is expected to apply for bail on Thursday morning at the Orkney Magistrate’s Court in North West.
Elias Sepale was arrested following a murder charge over the weekend.
He allegedly stabbed to death Ayabonga Mtyeneni at a local tavern after an argument.
Mtyeneni was rushed to a local clinic after the incident, but was certified dead on arrival.
It was reported to the police that Mtyeneni was a suspected gang member in the area of Kanana.
Following the incident, police say the victim’s group mobilised and shot to death three people while the fourth managed to escaped with injuries.
#sapsNW 41yr-old Murder accused remanded in custody upon appearance today in Orkney Magistrate’s Court. Man (30) fatally stabbed on 27/11 at a tavern in Kanana. The accused is expected to reappear at the same court on 09/12 for formal bail application. MEhttps://t.co/JIxM7fT9BF pic.twitter.com/BOTZx9L5c1
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) December 6, 2021