Durban – The man accused of murdering former African National Congress Youth League secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, has abandoned his bail application.
The man, who cannot be named in order to maintain the integrity of further investigations, appeared under heavy police guard at the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court on Thursday in front of a packed gallery.
Outside the courthouse, supporters dressed in ANC regalia hoisted placards demanding that the suspect be denied bail.
Magaqa – a PR councillor at Umzimkhulu Local Municipality at the time of his death - was gunned down alongside colleagues Nontsikelelo Mafa and Jabu Msiya in July last year and died in September 2017 due to complications from multiple gunshot wounds.
Mafa and Msiya both survived the ambush and were placed under protection.