Seven suspects arrested in connection with the death of Zimbabwean national, Elvis Nyathi, are on Tuesday expected to apply for bail in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg.
Nyathi was beaten and burnt to death in Diepsloot, north of the city, earlier this month.
He was attacked at his home by a mob that was asking people for their Identity Documents, to ascertain whether or not they are in the country legally or not.
The suspects are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, robbery and extortion.
Accused number one says he intends to plead not guilty as he was not involved in any criminal acts on the day Elvis Nyathi was killed.
He says he is well known in the community as he is active in political structures and a CPF member.
Seven murder accused apply for bail at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court:
Additional reporting by Pearl Magubane.