Fort Hare News Update: 5 suspects accused of Fort Hare killings in court
We have got some imperative updates on the case of the Fort Hare killings. According to the reports, the accused arrested in the Fort Hare killings will apply for bail in May. Yes, you heard it right, five accused who are standing the trials, will apply for bail next month. This news came out after their court appearance on Tuesday. But do you know who are the five accused and what are their names? In this column, we have discussed the charges against the five accused and their identities as well. You will also get to know what is the next trial date of the accused. You should stay tuned to this page and keep reading it till the end. Kindly swipe down the page and read more details.
Among the five accused, there are two alleged hitmen from KwaZulu-Natal, one former SRC member, and two former employees of the University of Fort Hare. Sources reported that the five accused appeared on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in the Alice Magistrate’s court. Who are the five accused and what are their names? The accused have been identified as Mthobisi Khanyile, Mthobisi Zando Dlamini, Wanini Khiwa, Bongani Peter, and Sicelo Mbulawa. Shift to the further given section and read more details.
The five accused appeared in the Alice Magistrate’s court on a string of charges including the killings of the vice-chancellor’s bodyguard, and fleet manager. The victims were identified as Sakhela Buhlungu who was the vice-chancellor’s bodyguard and Petrus Roets who had not even completed one year serving as a fleet manager. Meanwhile, five prime suspects in the killings of Fort Hare University officials were arrested. They are now facing a string of charges. Recently, they were presented before the magistrate on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. They will remain in court until their bail is granted. What is their next scheduled date for court trial? Scroll down the page and know the date.
According to the reports, the five accused will seek their bail granted on their next court appearance which is scheduled to take place on May 4. However, till then they will remain in police custody. As far as we know, police minister Bheki Cele, Buhlungu, co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Xolile Nqatha, and national police commissioner Fannie Masemolanational police commissioner Fannie Masemola attended the case with heavily armed police officers inside and outside the court. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.