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Man accused of killing NC councillor to remain behind bars

Zonisele Magawu is reportedly also facing charges of housebreaking and robbery, alongside two others.

Picture: Saps.

CAPE TOWN - The man accused of killing a Northern Cape Democratic Alliance councillor will remain behind bars until next month.

Zonisele Magawu appeared in the Postmasburg Magistrates Court this morning, when bail proceedings were postponed to the end of September.

He's accused of killing Hannes Baatjies a few hours before he was due to be sworn in as councillor.

Hannes Baatjies and his business associate were lured to a bogus business meeting in Groenwater, on the night they were shot.

Jeffrey Nouse died six days later, in hospital.

The 29-year-old accused will remain in custody until his next appearance.

Magawu is reportedly also facing charges of housebreaking and robbery, alongside two others.

The Hawks's Robert Netshiunda says, "The suspect will now face two charges of murder, following the [death] of the other victim."

The accused is due back in court on 22 September.