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Eastern Cape family axe murder accused appears in court

Nowa Makula, 32, is taken to his first court appearance in connection with the murder of six Eastern Cape family members, including three of his own children.
Nowa Makula, 32, is taken to his first court appearance in connection with the murder of six Eastern Cape family members, including three of his own children.
Image: SIKHO NTSHOBANE

Nowa Makula, 32 - the man accused of hacking six members of a family in Elliotdale, in the Eastern Cape, to death last week - will make a formal bail application on December 7.

Makula was the boyfriend of the mother and father of three of the children who were hacked to death with an axe, including a six-month-old baby.

The horrific scene was discovered by the mother's 16-year-old son.

The killings have made headlines in SA and internationally and came as the country started its 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign.

Makula made his first court appearance in the Elliotdale magistrate's court on Monday before the matter was postponed for the bail application.

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