The Nelspruit CBD between the Nelspruit Police station and the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in Mbombela has been barricaded ahead of the bail application of the former MEC Mandla Msibi and his two co-accused.

The three are facing two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

Msibi was arrested on Monday after he handed himself to the police.

There is a high police presence at the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court to ensure law and order ahead of the bail proceeding.

On Wednesday, the court adjourned the bail application after a bomb scare at the court premises.

The video below reports on what happened on Wednesday:

The police have blocked the street preventing Msibi’s supporters from getting closer to the court premises.

Hundreds of Msibi’s supporters blocked the main street making it difficult for traffic to flow.

On Thursday, all businesses have been closed due to court proceedings.

The investigating officer in the case is expected to continue with his testimony in court.