Vlakfontein family speaks out

The Vlakfontein murder case has been postponed. Ernest Mabaso and Fita Khupe are charged with masterminding the murders of seven members of the Khoza family. Their bodies were found buried in their home, south of Johannesburg. eNCA’s Lindokuhle Xulu spoke to one of the family members. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Vlakfontein family murder case has been postponed to next year.

It’s been more than a month since the bodies of three women and four children were discovered buried in shallow graves in their home.

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Ernest Mabaso confessed to the crimes but claims his co-accused Fita Khupe forced him to rape and kill.

The three women and four children had been covered in sand in shallow graves within the house.

Despite the gruesome details, family members of the Khozas say they’re grateful for the information coming out of court.

They want to know how their loved ones spent their last hours alive but the revelations are traumatic.  

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The community is still reeling.

A close friend of murdered Mbali Khoza, one of the victims, says she will forever miss her friend.  

The two accused will be back in court on 24 January. They remain behind bars until then.