Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
8 Jul 2021
4:21 am

Piet Retief farm murder witnesses under protection

Sipho Mabena

Three of the accused were released on bail despite being suspects in another double murder case on the same farm in April this year.

Protestors outside the Piet Retief Magistrate's Court during the bail hearing for the five accused in the case in which the Coka brothers were shot and killed on 19 April 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

At least three witnesses in the cases of two double farm murders in Piet Retief in Mpumalanga have been placed under witness protection programme for their safety, with the local farm dwellers organisation interdicted from inciting violence. Also Read: Coka brothers murder suspects arrested for another double farm murder This after eight suspects arrested and charged with the murder of Cousins Musa Nene, 34, and Sifiso Thwala, 39, were released on R10,000 bail each on appeal to the Middleburg division of the Mpumalanga high court. Three of the accused were released on bail despite being suspects in another double murder...