The Nelspruit magistrate's court has been asked to postpone the case of three men accused of killing Hillary Gardee.
Prosecutor Adv Ntsika Mpolweni on Friday asked the court to postpone the case to next month to prepare an indictment so the case could be moved for trial to the Mpumalanga division of the high court.
Sipho Lawrence Mkhatshwa, 39, Philemon “Mhlabunzima” Lukhele, 47, and Albert Mduduzi Gama, 52, are accused of murdering Hillary, the daughter of former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee.
The trio allegedly kidnapped, raped and killed Gardee, whose lifeless body was found at a timber plantation 60km outside Mbombela on May 3.
Mkhatshwa was arrested on May 6 while Lukhele and Gama were charged the next day.