Sikhumbuzo Mjwara.

Durban - The four people accused of killing Barrio restaurant owner appeared briefly in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning. 

The matter was adjourned to April 24 for indictments to be served for the accused to appear in the Durban High Court. 

They are accused of kidnapping Sikhumbuzo Mjwara outside the Verulam Magistratés Court in August 2018. 

In October Mjwara's remains were found in a cemetery in Pietermaritzburg. 

DNA results later confirmed it was him. 

The four were subsequently arrested by members of the KZN provincial task team and charged with murder. 

Pietermaritzburg security guard Nkosiphile Ndlovu who is believed to be the hitmen abandoned his bail application and remains in police custody. 

Ndlovu apparently did a pointing out to police of where Mjwara's remains were. 

The three policemen -Sergeant Thabane Cyril Ndlovu, Constable Collen Makhaye and Jerome Dumisani Ngubane were released on R3000 bail. 

The motive is still unknown. 

The Sunday Tribune reported that Mjwara, a former eThekwini Municipality employee, is the director of a chain of businesses, including several mining, investment and lifestyle companies.

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