Out­age de­lays bail hear­ing

The Star Early Edition - - METRO -

ESKOM load shedding yes­ter­day de­layed the bail hear­ing of Vusi Ernest Mabaso, 27, and Fita Khupe, 61, jointly ac­cused of the mur­der of seven mem­bers of the Khoza fam­ily at their Vlak­fontein home.

The bod­ies of the dead, among them four chil­dren, con­cealed un­der piles of sand in­side the house, were found after neigh­bours raised the alarm over a foul smell com­ing from the Khozas’ home.

The case, which was moved from the Le­na­sia Mag­is­trate’s Court to Soweto’s Protea Mag­is­trate’s Court be­cause of power out­ages, was again plagued by elec­tric­ity prob­lems yes­ter­day.

“The mat­ter can­not pro­ceed with­out elec­tric­ity, so let’s wait un­til 1 o’clock, then if it doesn’t come back we will post­pone,” said mag­is­trate David Mango. On Tues­day, it was post­poned as one of the ac­cused fell ill.

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