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gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that the five men alleged to have been behind the petrol-bombing of a bus carrying mineworkers in Limpopo appeared briefly in court on Monday.  

"They will appear again before the Mecklenburg Magistrate's Court on July 12 for legal representation of their choice and for further police investigations.  They are all in custody with no bail‚" said Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.  The five suspects all face charges of murder‚ attempted murder and malicious damage to property.  Six Modikwa Platinum Mine workers - four men and two women - were burnt to death as a result of the fiery attack in April outside Driekop.  The bus immediately caught fire‚ instantly killing the six and injuring 28 others.  Around 50 mineworkers were on board at the time.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at Timeslive

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