Zimbabwean Elvis Nyathi murder trial delayed as photos and post mortem results are missing in court

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The murder trial of people who stand accused of killing Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi has been delayed yet again.

Nyathi was killed in Diepsloot in an incident that shook the country and Africa as a whole. 

A vigilante group killed Nyathi after he failed to show them his documents that he was legally in South Africa. 

Seven people were arrested for Nyathi's murder and they were subsequently released on bail as the state prosecutors needed time to build their case. 

They are currently out on R3000 bail. 

The seven men are Cedrick Raseala, 41, Baron Mashele, 31, Godfrey Mahlo, 31, Thomas Serebane, 53, Phumudzo Tshirangwana, 38, Thabo Makgatho, 32, and Puleng Chipape, 34, are charged with murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, four counts of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and extortion.

But the latest delay for the trial to kick off has been seen as a delay in justice. 

According to TimesLive, the reason for the delay has been cited as outstanding witness statements, crime scene photographs and postmortem results.

None of the above was presented in court. 

Source: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2022-07-07-elvis-nyathi-murder-trial-delayed/

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