Accused in Hillary Gardee case abandon bail

MBOMBELA – The three men who are accused of Hillary Gardee’s murder abandoned their bail application in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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The accused are Sipho Lawrence Mkhatshwa (39), Philemon Lukhele (47) and Albert Mduduzi Gama (52.) They are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, rape, murder. Kidnapping, highjacking, defeating the ends of justice and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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The court postponed the case to June 9, 2022 while investigations continue. During court proceedings, it was mentioned that the state is awaiting call records. Video footage taken in parts of the CBD, DNA results and a report from tracker. Meanwhile, the accused requested medical attention as they endured severe beatings while in custody.

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