Durban - The case against the remaining 27 accused in the so-called Cato Manor "death squad" has been adjourned in the Durban High Court - again.
Judge Graham Lopes adjourned the criminal trial to October 4 so that the defence can finalise the civil applications that have been instituted.
The legal team representing the men - all former members of the Cato Manor violent crimes unit - had hoped to argue on Monday reasons why the State should drop the 116 charges including murder, racketeering and attempted murder against them.
The police initially arrested a group of 30 men but in the six years since their arrest, three have died of natural causes.
Advocate Anton Katz on Monday blamed the State for the delays and argued that the only remedy was to strike the matter off the court roll - as his clients were being prejudiced by the delays