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Cape Town - Three men appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday in connection with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a six-year-old girl.
Judge Robert Henney ruled that their trial would start on May 20 and that they would remain in custody until then.
Asemahle Ntsabo was playing with friends in Mbekweni, Paarl, on January 21 last year when she went missing.
Her remains were found two months later between bushes near a railway track in the area.
The three were linked to the scene by forensic evidence. According to the summary of facts document, Ntsabo was killed by strangulation.
The State alleges that the three acted in conspiracy to kidnap, kill, and remove the girl's body parts. - Sapa