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Taegrin Morris's alleged killer makes first court appearance

Thamsanqa Twala will reappear next week for a formal bail application, which the state says it will oppose.

FILE: Thamsanqa Twala was arrested in Katlehong on Monday. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The case against a man arrested in connection with the murder of four-year-old Reiger Park boy Taegrin Morris has been postponed.

Thamsanqa Twala was arrested in Katlehong on the East Rand on Monday, three months after the young boy was dragged behind his mother's hijacked car.

The 39-year-old made his first court appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates court today.

A group of community members also attended today's proceedings.

Some shouted "enough is enough" in court as Twala made his way into the dock.

Twala appeared briefly before being escorted out of the courtroom by police.

Morris's father Alwin was also present in court.

He said the family is relieved and has described the arrest as the first step in ensuring justice is served.

Twala will return to court on Tuesday.

The state has indicated it will be opposing bail.