Johannesburg - A man charged with the murders of seven members of the Khoza family in Vlakfontein, abandoned his bail application in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court on Monday.
His co-accused will apply for bail next week.
Magistrate Maggie Van Der Merwe said the crime of murder is a schedule six offence and the court was not in a position to grant bail immediately.
Accused number one, Ernest Mabaso, 27, who allegedly claimed he was the son of a dead relative of the Khozas to gain access to the family, opted to withdraw his bail application.
His co-accused Fita Khupe, 61, has insisted on applying for bail and Magistrate Van Der Merwe said she would hear the application next week.