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Bail application in Mafevuka murder case underway in WC court

Two cousins were arrested after the 19-year-old’s body was found in a communal toilet in March.

Supporters stand outside the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court at the bail hearing two suspects in the Sinoxolo Mafevuka murder case. Picture: Monique Mortlock.

CAPE TOWN - Supporters have again gathered at the case against two men accused of the rape and murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha.

The bail hearing continues in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court today.

The two cousins were arrested after the 19-year-old's body was found in a communal toilet in March.

A small group of supporters is outside the courtroom.

They've been following court proceedings since the two men first appeared in March.

Some are holding placards with the message: "Stop the Violence against women".

At the last court appearance on Monday, defence lawyer Thabo Nogemane told Eyewitness News the bail hearing has been dragging on for longer than he had anticipated.

Nogemane is expected to continue the cross-examination of Investigating Officer Batiki Tshabalala today.

Earlier this week, an eyewitness claimed he saw the two accused dragging Mafevuka toward the communal toilets where her half naked body was found later that day.

He claims the young woman was struggling and screaming but that he was too scared to do anything and ran away.

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