Johannesburg - The two men accused of assaulting a Muslim man, who later died of his injuries, appeared without a public audience in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The pair, charged with murder and assault, were denied bail and the matter was postponed until August 21.
Family members, the public and the media were denied access to the courtroom.
A member of the pro-Muslim lobby group Media Review Network, Iqbal Jassad, said: “We were denied access because of legal procedures... an identity parade is yet to be (held) for the two accused.”
The two are accused of killing 27-year-old Muhammad Fayaaz Kazi and assaulting his close friend, Anser Mahmood, outside a Chicken Licken outlet in Magaliesburg last Monday.
The men had made fun of Kazi's beard and insulted him when he confronted them, and a fight ensued.
Kazi died in hospital of his injuries on Tuesday. - Sapa