Johannesburg - The 27-year-old Zimbabwean national accused of being one of the people who murdered a Vlakfontein family of seven now wants to apply for bail after abandoning it last week.
Ernest Mabaso's lawyer William Sekgatja dropped the bombshell on Monday morning at the Lenasia Magistrates' court.
The matter was in court to allow Mabaso's co-accused, Fifita Khupe, 61, to make a formal bail application.
The two men face seven counts of murder each.
Allegations are that they killed seven family members; three adults and four children, the youngest of whom was a 2-year-old boy, and then buried the bodies inside their house.