Pretoria - The case against five Pretoria men accused of assaulting a black couple – Jacob Sono and his wife Dudu – at a KFC drive-through will be heard next year, the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court said on Monday.
Magistrate Motlhoki Rapulana said the matter will be back in court on February 21, and it has now been moved to the regional court.
The court has also been informed that accused number three, 23-year-old Marius Harding, who is the only of the five accused remaining in custody, will in the interim be bringing a bail application.
Harding had abandoned his bail application at an earlier stage, when his co-accused sought bail.
On October 17, the High Court in Pretoria overturned Rapulana’s decision denying bail to 21-year-old Dicky Junior van Rooyen, Stephen Nel, 39, and Joshua Scholtz, 21. The trio had appealed to the superior court after Rapulana denied them bail in August.