- The case against the three men accused of killing Hillary Gardee has been postponed to Thursday 9 June
- The accused face several charges, including kidnapping and murder, and more investigations are underway
- The Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court has also instructed the three accused to receive medical attention
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NELSPRUIT - The three men accused of killing Hillary Gardee abandoned their bail application on Monday 9 May. The case has been postponed to Thursday 9 June.
The accused, Sipho Mkhatshwa, Philemon Lukhele and Mduduzi Nkala, face several charges and were named on Twitter by the Economic Freedom Fighters. The charges include conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, rape, murder, possession of a firearm and defeating the ends of justice, according to the EFF.
More investigations into the case are underway. The court also instructed the accused to receive medical attention, eNCA reports. Members of the EFF rallied outside the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court earlier to ensure the suspects are denied bail.
Students at Nelspruit guest house dubbed a “house of horror” evacuated following Hillary Gardee's murder
Gardee was the daughter of former EFF Secretary-General Godrich Gardee and her murder is said to be politically related.
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The members who were mostly women sang struggle songs and said they no longer feel safe in the country, according to SABC News.
South Africans appalled
Social media was abuzz with activity following the accused abandoning their bail application:
“Did they already get the beating?”
“They are going to drag this case.”
“They must bring them to us to teach them a lesson.”
“Big revelations are coming.”
“Shocking! We must fight these ills in our society.”
ANC confirms 1st suspect in Hillary Gardee murder is an employee of chief whip's office in Mpumalanga
New information in court documents indicates plot to kill Hillary Gardee was planned months in advance
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported, the African National Congress in Mpumalanga has confirmed that one of the men that have been arrested in connection to the murder of 28-year-old
Hillary Gardee is employed by the party in the province. Gardee was the daughter of Economic Freedom Fighter former secretary-general Goldrich Gardee and her body was found last week Tuesday a few days after she had gone missing at a shopping mall in Mbombela.
Speaking on NewzroomAfrika, ANC chief whip in Mpumalanga, Fidel Mlombo stated that one of the men expected to appear at the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Monday, 9 May is in fact an employee in his office.
Source: Briefly News