Seven men accused of murdering Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot back in the dock

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The seven men accused of murdering a Diepsloot man are expected to apply for bail in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, north of Johannesburg on Monday.

Zimbabwean national, Elvis Nyathi was beaten and burnt to death during violent protests in Diepsloot in March after locals allegedly accused migrants of committing crimes in the area.

The bail application was postponed in the men’s previous court appearance in order for them to appear in an identity parade.

The seven men are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, four counts of assault GBH [grievous bodily harm], robbery with aggravating circumstances and extortion.

Seven murder accused apply for bail at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court: