Ventersdorp - Three men and two minors appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges linked to the death of an initiate, said police.

The matter was postponed to August 30, Captain Pelonomi Makau said.

“They are expecting to be given a trial date when they appear again. They remain in custody, since they were denied bail the last time they applied,” said Makau.

Thapelo Poleng, 32, Johannes Yona, 21, Michael Montwedi, 18, and the two minors were arrested following the death of Lesego Goliath.

Goliath, 19, joined an initiation school on June 12. Between the time he joined the school and June 24, he was brutally assaulted and subsequently died.

His body was burnt and buried at a municipal dumping site. His remains were found on June 24.


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