Westlake community wants justice for Franziska

Two of the men accused of killing the 16-year-old have applied for bail.

FILE: Westlake community members show their support for the Blöchliger family outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on 11 March 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Some Westlake community members say they remain deeply opposed to the bail applications of two men accused of the rape and murder of 16 year-old Franziska Blochliger.

Four men have been arrested for the teen's killing, but two have opted to abandon their bail bid.

They all appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates Court yesterday.

The girl was attacked while jogging in Tokai Forest in March.

Westlake residents in the public gallery yesterday voiced their agreement when the prosecutor told the court the community does not want the accused back in society.

Community member Anthea Seabus says they should be denied bail.

"Our lives are in danger, our children's lives are in danger if they must come out again."

Seabus also affirms the state's argument that the safety of the accused cannot be guaranteed if they are released on bail.

"I am glad that they are actually keeping them there and they mustn't come out. The community is going to take the law into their own hands if they should come out."

During proceedings, the state prosecutor read out the investigating officer Jan Botman's affidavit detailing Blochliger's injuries, and listing suffocation and manual strangling as the cause of death.

Sand was also found in Blochliger's throat as her face was pushed into the ground.

Judgement in the bail applications will be delivered on 6 May.