Two men arrested in connection with the brutal killing in Sondela informal settlement in Rustenburg, North West, are due to appear in the local court on Thursday for a bail application.
The last appearance of the two suspects, who were charged with kidnapping and murder, was held on camera at the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court as they were part of a line up in an identity parade.
They were arrested following a spate of killings in Sondela. A total of 11 people have been killed between November 8 and November 26 in apparent ethnic attacks.
According to locals, the conflict started in August when an isiXhosa speaking man allegedly stabbed a Sesotho speaking man in a fight over a woman.
The Sotho was hospitalised and a few days later, the Xhosa man who had stabbed him was confronted and beaten up by a group of Basotho men at a soccer match in Sondela.
Numerous incidents of brutal killings of people in the area have been reported since, the police and community members have said.