Cape Town - Franziska Blöchliger was suffocated to death as her killer pressed her face against the ground and strangled her.
Post-mortem reports indicate that the 16-year-old girl had sand in her throat at the time of her death, with ligature marks around her neck and features, indicating she had been throttled.
The Wynberg Magistrate’s Court was packed as accused Jerome Moses and Daniel Easter applied for bail on Thursday.
The other two accused, Jonathan Jonas and Howard Oliver, have abandoned bail. Oliver was positively linked to the murder, rape and robbery of Blöchliger while she was jogging in Tokai forest on March 7.
The four men face a Schedule Six Offence for their involvement after Franziska’s body was found a few hours later, 200m from where she was to meet her mother, Shireen Blöchliger after her run.