Eastern Cape - Three men accused of murder appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Siyabonga Bikitsha, 33, Anda Gogodla, 33, and Sisa Gobingca, 39, appeared on Monday, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

Their case was postponed to February 18. They would remain in custody until then.

They allegedly stabbed Lizo Mxhuma, 20, on Saturday at Zitulele near Butterworth. He was taken to hospital and died on arrival. The three were arrested on Sunday. - Sapa