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Emmanuel Sithole case: Tears & anger as suspects appear in court

The four men who were arrested will apply for bail when they return to court on 4 May.

Mthinta Bhengu, Sifundo Mzimela, Sizwe Mngomezulu & Ayanda Sibiya are accused of stabbing Emmanuel Sithole to death made a brief court appearance at the Alexandra Magistrate Court on 21 April 2015. Picture: @SAPoliceService.

JOHANNESBURG - The case against four men accused of killing Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra at the weekend has been postponed to next month.

Three of the suspects were arrested on Sunday, while the fourth was taken into custody last night.

Sithole's death made international headlines after images of his knife attack were published in the Sunday Times.

Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame > in the #SundayTimes today pic.twitter.com/5esMaFcrzC

Mthinta Bhengu, Sifundo Mzimela, Sizwe Mngomezulu & Ayanda Sibiya are expected to apply for bail when they return to court on 4 May.

Emotions ran high after the case was postponed with some of Sithole's family members breaking down in tears.

#EmmanuelSithole PICTURE: Four suspects. They are covering their faces.

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EWN spoke to Sithole's cousin who says she wants all four men to be sent to jail.

Outside the court, angry community members also vented their frustrations on media.

Police had to step in to diffuse tensions.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority says it's confident it has a strong case against the four accused.

Security was tight with at least 10 armed police officers inside the courtroom, one of whom monitored the public gallery.

#EmmanuelSithole Premier David Makhura is attending proceedings. He is sitting in the front row of the public gallery.

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Members of the ANC Women's League were also present as part of their anti-xenophobia campaign.

WATCH: Emmanuel Sithole's family: His birthplace killed him

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