Friday, August 19, 2016

Trial date in Khayelitsha teen murder case expected today

Leonie Pretorius

19 August 2016

A trial date for two men accused of the rape and murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka is expected to be set today.

The accused have been in police custody for the past two months after they were denied bail earlier this year.

Mafevuka’s body was found in a communal toilet in Khayelitsha in March.

The two cousins are expected to hear when their trial is likely to start in the Western Cape High Court.

During their last appearance, the State had requested a postponement so that detectives could continue their investigation and gather evidence before trial.

Defence lawyer Thabo Nogemane had on a previous occasion requested that police focus their efforts on finding the deceased's alleged lover.

The investigating officer had told the court the man had fled to the Eastern Cape because he was scared of the two accused.

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