Penis-size argument murder case adjourned to today

THE trial of two brothers accused of killing four men after an argument over the size of penises was postponed in the Durban high court yesterday.

THE trial of two brothers accused of killing four men after an argument over the size of penises was postponed in the Durban high court yesterday.

Judge Guido Penzhorn postponed the case to today after the prosecutor, Gary Williams, asked for an adjournment for ballistics evidence.

Brian and Leon Steven, both former police inspectors, are accused of shooting dead Shawn Strydom, Nick Jansen van Rensburg, Rory Menzes and Bruce Edwards on September 10 2008.

At the time of the shooting, police said an argument began when a man made a comment about another patron's genitals at a Durban pub's urinals.

Yesterday, Dr Clive Moodley gave evidence on gunshot residue found during postmortems performed on the bodies of the four men.

On Monday, Nithianandan Ganess told the court that he was called a "coolie" just before the four men were killed and felt he was not wanted in the Merseyside pub.

"I mentioned that I didn't want to sit in a place where someone called me a coolie."

Ganess was arrested with the two brothers. Charges against him were later dropped because of insufficient evidence.

The Steven brothers are out on R5000 bail each. - Sapa

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