Samuel Mangebeletane Tsela and his son Philasande Tsela were granted R5000 bail.
The two accused are facing charges of kidnapping, rape and the murder of Bontle Mashiyane who went missing in April last year. A few days later, her body found mutilated in Mngaduzweni, outside White River. Police investigations led to the arrest of Tsela and his son. Ntombikayise Ngwenya, Thapelo Ngomane and Collen Hlongwane.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) the two were granted bail on condition that they attend court until the matter is completed, do not to interfere with state witnesses and do not threaten their co-accused.Provincial spokesperson for the NPA Monica Nyuswa said the High Court considered all the factors placed before it and found that it is in the interest of justice for the accused to be released on bail.
The accused are facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder. The court postponed the matter to April 6, 2023, where all five accused will appear.