Ketani murder trial to resume on Friday

One of the accused in the Betty Ketani murder trial will return to court to continue with his bail bid.

The six men accused of Betty Ketani's murder.  Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the accused in the Betty Ketani murder trial will return to court on Friday to continue with his bail bid.

This comes almost a year after his arrest.

Six men are due to go on trial in July for the kidnapping and murder of Ketani, who worked as a chef at the popular Cranks restaurant in Rosebank, north of Johannesburg.

Ketani disappeared in 1999.

The case was brought back to life last year after a letter, believed to be a confession, was discovered beneath a carpet at a house in southern Johannesburg.

Carrington Laughton and two policemen brothers were refused bail last year.

They appealed the ruling, but failed to convince the higher court to set them free.

Laughton will now ask for leave to appeal the bail judgment further, taking his fight to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein.

Eyewitness News earlier revealed that Australian lawyers for one of the key suspects in the case made contact with local prosecutors.