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Four suspects in court for gay murder

The suspects will return to court on Monday where a date will be set for their bail application.

The men arrested for professor Carl Mischke’s will be back in court next week. Picture: Shain Germaner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Four men linked to the murder of University of Johannesburg (UJ) Professor Carl Mischke appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He was found stabbed to death in his Norwood home, north of Johannesburg, last week Monday.

At least eight other gay men have been killed across Gauteng.

In November, police announced that they believed a gang was responsible for the crimes.

Earlier on Monday, police insisted that five men would appear in court for the Mishke's murder, but only four people arrived in court.

A Nigerian national was also arrested in connection with the crime, but police were unable to confirm why he was not charged alongside the others.

It was revealed in court that one of the four suspects, Greg Thomas, lived on the same property as Mischke.

Officials believe he may have been a tenant on the property.

The group will be appearing in court next Monday to determine a date for their bail application.