Vlakfontein murder suspect to appear in court

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect in the Vlakfontein family murder case is back in court on Monday to apply for bail.

He's one of two people who appeared in the Lenasia magistrate's court last week.

The bodies of three women and four children were found buried in a house two weeks ago.

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One suspect was arrested in Dobsonville while the other was apprehended in Mpumalanga near the Lebombo border post.

One of the men was found in possession of bank cards belonging to the victims.

Gauteng's MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane is expected to attend the bail hearing.

The seven victims were laid to rest in Pietermaritzburg last Sunday.