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Diepsloot murder case postponed

The case against five men accused of murdering two cousins in Diepsloot has been postponed.

Five men were arrested after the bodies of cousins Zandile and Yonelisa Mali were found dumped inside a communal toilet last week. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

PRETORIA - The case against five men accused of the murders of two cousins in Diepsloot has been postponed for further investigations.

The group appeared together for the first time on Thursday morning.

They were arrested after the bodies of cousins Zandile and Yonelisa Mali were found dumped inside a communal toilet last week, three days after their disappearance.

The case was delayed for more than two hours as the suspects sorted out their legal representation.

The prosecution has asked for the matter to be postponed to next week Friday for further investigation.

It is understood this will also allow the Home Affairs Department enough time to verify the identities of four of the accused after officials picked up some discrepancies.

Meanwhile, the mothers of the two little girls appeared distraught as the men walked into court which was packed by Diepsloot residents and members of the ANC Women's League.

The five men are facing two counts of kidnapping, rape and murder.

They will remain in custody until their next court appearance.

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