Sugarcane case on ice

The case against a 36-year-old man accused of murdering 11 women and dumping their bodies in sugarcane fields was postponed in the Ramsgate high court yesterday .

The case against a 36-year-old man accused of murdering 11 women and dumping their bodies in sugarcane fields was postponed in the Ramsgate high court yesterday .

KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Vuka Tshabalala postponed the case to July 25 next year for trial.

This would allow lawyers for Thozamile Taki and his alleged accomplice, Hlengiwe Nene, to go through the more than 4000 pages of court documents.

Taki is accused of being the mastermind in the case. He allegedly lured the 11 women to Umzinto with the promise of employment and then murdered them. It is believed he also raped them.

The court was packed to capacity with members of the ANC Women's League. There was also a heavy police presence. - Sapa

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