News 12.10.2017 12:43 pm

Three suspects in the cannibalism case are released

Suspects in the cannibalism case appeared in court this morning.

Suspects in the cannibalism case appeared in court this morning.

The withdrawal of charges was provisional, and may or may not be reinstated pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

Charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder have been provisionally withdrawn against three of the men implicated in the cannibalism case, Estcourt and Midlands News reports.

The senior prosecutor said he had received an instruction from the district public prosecutor to provisionally withdraw charges against Lindokuhle Masondo, Wiseman Madlala and Sazi Ndlovu.

He explained the withdrawal of charges were provisional and may or may not be reinstated pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

READ MORE: Cannibalism is not a crime, says expert

Cannibalism suspect

Cannibalism suspect

The court was also told, the remaining accused Nino Mbatha, Sithembiso Sithole, Lungisani Magubane and Khayelihle Lamula, would be exercising their right to apply to bail, as they had previously abandoned their bail application.

A date for the bail application was set for October 27, and they were remanded in custody.

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Cannibalism is not a crime, says expert

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