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Bail postponed in Mischke murder case

The two accused have in the past been charged with a series of other crimes.

Dr Carl Mischke was murdered at his Norwood home. Picture: Shain Germaner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News learnt the two men accused of murdering University of Johannesburg (UJ) law professor Carl Mischke, have in the past been charged with a series of other crimes.

Four people were arrested shortly after Mischke was stabbed to death at his Norwood home in April.

The charges against two of the men, Gary Azaro and Tim Cook, have since been withdrawn by the state.

Craig Thomas and Jacques Terre'Blanche appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where their bail application was postponed for a week.

They're expected to show the police this week where the murder weapon was allegedly dumped.

Eyewitness News has learnt that Thomas and Terre'Blanche have previously been charged with theft while Terre'Blanche has faced drug trafficking charges as well.

Cook and Azaro will face a lesser charge - the possession of Mischke's stolen vehicle - and they will appear in court separately from the others.

Eyewitness News understands Thomas had a complex relationship with Mischke and was originally a tenant at the professor's home.

Mischke's naked body was found face down on his bed in a pool of blood after having allegedly invited in his killer or killers.

He is the ninth victim in a string of gay murders across Gauteng and Cape Town.