High court to hear farm terror case

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Tonga - The case of two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malalane was postponed on Friday for a high court date to be set.

Siyabonga Masilela and Ndumiso Mahlalela, both from Tonga, appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Friday, a Sapa correspondent reported.

They previously pleaded not guilty to nine charges, including murder, attempted murder, house breaking, theft, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and possession of unlicensed firearms.

The court has heard that seven of the dockets would be referred to a high court.

The pair were previously denied bail after the investigating officer testified they posed a danger to the public.

Masilela was arrested on February 13 and Mahlalela on March 13.

Magistrate Sibonisiwe Sibuyi postponed the case to August 22.


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