KZN cannibalism case postponed for October
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KZN cannibalism case postponed to October

The case against the Estcourt cannibalism-accused has been postponed by two weeks for a possible bail application.

KZN cannibalism case - seven in court
Nushera Soodyal

The men were joined by a seventh accused in the dock whom police say was arrested in the early hours of this morning.

The suspects were rounded up after one of the men apparently went to the police to confess to their crimes.

 The seven accused walked into the dock with their faces covered. 

Magistrate Arti Sookraj began today's proceedings by informing accused number 7, Sazi Ndlovu that he would face the same charges as his six co-accused.

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Ndlovu, traditional healer, Nino Mbatha, Sithembiso Sithole, Lindokuhle Masondo, Lungisani Magubane, Khayelihle Lamula and Wiseman Madlala all face charges of murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

The men's legal aid attorney, Thandeka Hadebe asked for the postponement to allow for consultation with one of them about a possible plea.  

Hadebe also informed Magistrate Sookraj that accused 1 to 6 claim to have been assaulted by a prison warden. 

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