Suspect in Pakistani killings appears in court

The 28-year-old suspect in the murders of Pakistani nationals appeared in court.

Relatives of five men who were shot dead in a house in Mitchells Plain on 19 March 2013. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The case of a 28-year-old man accused of shooting and killing four Pakistani men earlier this week has been postponed to April.

Leano Jansen faces four charges of murder, two of attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The men were killed at their Rocklands home on Tuesday night when Jansen and another suspect allegedly stormed in and demanded money.

The National Prosecuting Authority's Eric Ntabazalila says, "The case has been postponed to 10 April for an identity parade as well as further investigation. The police are still busy looking for a second suspect, who was with his man in the car, but he ran away when they were stopped by the police."

Meanwhile, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has condemned the killing saying it paints the country in a bad light.

He visited the victims' families on Thursday vowed to stop the killings of foreigners.