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The court case on the interim order by the Pretoria high court interdicting the police from arresting Bushbuckridge executive mayor and two others on murder charges will be heard earlier than expected.
The hearing was to take place on February 9 next year.
Attorneys representing the police visited the state attorney's office to discuss a new date. The matter will now be heard on October 13.
The mayor, Milton Morema, Lakios Mosoma, and Erasmus Makhubele were supposed to have been rearrested on charges of murder and appear in court on July 17.
They, however, successfully applied for a temporary interdict in the Pretoria high court against Safety and Security minister, Charles Nqakula, and the director of public prosecutions.
The three men are accused of murdering Jeffrey Sedibe in 2003 when he allegedly demanded the rest of his R17000 payment for killing Motion Mashile.
The three had allegedly hired Sedibe to kill Mashile.
They were arrested on April 10 but the charges were withdrawn on May 27 after the case was removed from the court roll by the magistrate.
Police spokesman Captain Leonard Hlathi said the court would have to decide whether the warrant of arrest should be effected so that the accused could stand trial.