Six suspects accused of mudering a Tongaat teenager, Andile “Bobo” Mbuthu have been denied bail.
Mlungisi Thabathe, 28, Andile Nhleko, 27, Mncedisi Mzobe, 27, Siyanda Msweli, 26, Lindani Ndlovu, 22, Malusi Mthembu 27 appeared within the Verulam Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Wednesday.
The seventh accused who’s a minor had appeared beforehand earlier than the court docket however deserted his bail software.
The suspects had been arrested instantly Mbuthu disappeared after being assaulted for allegedly stealing alcohol from a tavern in Hambanathi in Tongaat, north of Durban.
The tavern was burnt down after the incident with group members looking for justice.
Mbuthu’s physique was later present in a river in Tongaat.
The Justice of the Peace presiding over this case, Loshni Badal mentioned if the boys had been granted bail, it will not be within the curiosity of the group members and the burnt tavern was a transparent indication that their lives might be in peril if launched.
The six males are at the moment remanded in Westville Jail and the matter shall be again in court docket on August 17.