Accused in Hannes Baaitjies murder case apply for bail
Hannes Baatjies was reportedly lured to what he believed was a business meeting in August.
CAPE TOWN - Six men are applying for bail in connection with the murder of a Northern Cape councillor.
Hannes Baatjies was shot and killed in August, hours before he was to be sworn in as a councillor.
His associate, Shuping Nose, was wounded and died six days later in hospital.
Baatjies was reportedly lured to what he believed was a bogus business meeting in August when he was shot and killed.
The Hawks' Philani Nkwalase has confirmed a sixth man has been arrested and is appearing with five others in the Postmasburg Magistrates Court.
One of the accused and African National Congress member, Zonisele Magawu, missed out on a position in the Kgatalopele Municipal Council following the August local government elections.
A by-election will be held on 9 November following the murder of the Democratic Alliance councillor.
"The case was remanded to today so he can appear with the other five suspects that were arrested in connection with the double murder of Mr Baatjies and Mr Nose."