Thoriso Themane murder trial resumes on Monday

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The murder trial of six teenagers and two adults accused of killing 28-year-old Thoriso Themane is expected to resume on Monday at the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo.  

The matter was postponed last week as one of the defence lawyers had to quarantine due to COVID-19. 

Themane was assaulted and dragged through the streets of Flora Park in Polokwane in 2019.  

The trial will be held in camera as most of the accused are minors.  

The two adults are out on bail and the minors were released under parental care. 

Upon the news of the murder, National Commissioner General Khehla Sitole said he strongly condemned what appeared to be an act of vigilantism that led to Themane’s murder.

 Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo speaks about the arrests of the suspects after they were apprehended back in 2019: