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Pampoenkraal farm murder accused back in court for bail application

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The bail application of the eight men accused of murder attempted murder and kidnapping continues at the Piet Retief Magistrate Court in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, on Friday morning.

The men are accused of killing Sifiso Nene and Musa Thwala at Pampoenkraal farm in August last year.

On Thursday, the court heard from the evidence by the investigating officer, Emmanuel Nhlapho, that the victims were badly assaulted, electrocuted and also had water poured on them.

However, their defence tabled reasons and facts of the accused distancing themselves from the alleged crime.

The accused, Zenzele Yende, Werner Potgieter, Cornelius Greyling are also suspects in the Coka brothers trial where they stand accused of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice.

They are currently out on R10 000 bail each.

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Families seek justice

The Thwala and Nene families from Driefontein had been waiting for justice of their brothers.

Thwala’s sister, Nomalanga Thwala, says the arrest has brought hope that there will be justice for the two deceased. She says they have many unanswered questions regarding the murder of their loved one.

“We are feeling a bit of relief now that the arrest has taken place. Although it was mixed emotions because it took us back to the moment when we heard the news,” says Thwala.

Thwala says she is hopeful that justice will prevail.

“It has been a journey, a long one, but now there is a bit of hope that justice will prevail finally.”

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