Scores of people wearing African National Congress (ANC) regalia are gathered outside the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga, where former MEC Mandla Msibi is expected to continue his bail application.
Msibi and four others are facing two charges of murder and one of attempted murder.
Two accused were released on R20 000 bail last week.
Msibi and the other two accused will continue their bail application on Wednesday.
SABC reporter Nhlanhla Jele is outside the court:
Meanwhile, the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga has suspended Msibi.
Acting provincial secretary of the ANC, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, says they have decided to suspend Msibi as a PEC member and in all leadership roles in the organisation.
On Tuesday, Msibi was fired from his position.
He handed himself over to police on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody.
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane addresses the media on Msibi’s dismissal: