Suspect appears in court for Normandien farm murders

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The 29-year-old man accused of killing the Normandien farm couple outside Newcastle in the northern KwaZulu-Natal has appeared at the local magistrate’s court.

The accused, Siyabonga Macu is facing two charges of murder and robbery. The accused initially told the court he will be representing himself. However after failing to engage the court Macu opted for a legal aid.

The state told the court this is a schedule six offence and they will be opposing bail. It is alleged that Macu shot and killed Vida and Glen Rafferty as they entered their farm house three weeks ago.

The case has been postponed to the 28th of September for bail application.

Bikers against  farm murders

On Saturday bikers against farm murders embarked on a mass ride to the Union Buildings in Tshwane, Gauteng to take a stand against gender-based violence, racism, and farm murders.

White crosses and roses were laid at the lawns of the Union Buildings, paying tribute to farmers who have lost their lives violently.

The bikers embarked on a 50km mass ride Saturday morning before making their way to the seat of government.

In the video below the bikers speak to SABC News