Four men who are accused of the murder of a British national at Kings Park rugby stadium last month have been released on R5 000 bail each.
The decision has been handed down by the Durban Magistrate's Court a short while ago.
The four were taken into custody last week after the death of the 28-year-old ex royal marine, Brett Williams, at the Sharks vs Rebels match.
The five stared straight ahead or kept their heads bowed as photographers finally took pictures of them after an order that protected their identity was lifted.
Glenwood brothers, 23-year-old Blayne and 25-year-old Kyle Shepard, Bluff resident 23-year-old AJ Van Der Merwe and 23-year-old Dustin Van Wyk, also a resident of Glenwood, all stand accused of beating former British royal marine Brett Williams to death at Kings Park last month.
The court has found that while the charge they face is serious, all four are first time offenders who handed themselves over to police and have cooperated with the investigation.
They have however been warned not to interfere with witnesses. This after prosecutor Krishen Shah told the court that there had been two reports witnesses being threatened in relation to the case.
All four along with co-accused, Grant Cramer, who faces lesser charges have also been banned from entering the Kingspark rugby stadium until the case is finalised.
They are all expected back in court in June.
(Photo: Thrishni Subramoney)
- Thrishni Subramoney