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JUST IN: Media barred from taking the bail application of #DrNandiphaMagudumana live. @LindA_MniSii ImageImage
This will apply in all other bail applications in the matters listed above. @LindA_MniSii
[ICYMI] Members of the media told that they can take the bail application live but can't take witness testimonies live or even reveal their identities. Sound of the testimonies can be pre-recorded and played later. @LindA_MniSii
Inside court, members of the media on standby for the arrival of the accused. #KatlegoBereng's aunt, Poppie Bereng also in the court gallery. @LindA_MniSii
[WATCH] #DrNandiphaMagudumana and her co-accused enter the dock ahead of the bail application. @LindA_MniSii
Accused number 6 Motenyane Masukela ordered to remove his sunglasses in court. He told the court that he used them to cope with the glaring light in court. @LindA_MniSii Image
JUST IN: Dr Nandipha Magudumana's lawyers asks to have her bail application rolled over to the 16th of May in light of the emergence of new "critical evidence". They stress that Magudumana has not abandoned bail. @LindA_MniSii
JUST IN: Magistrate grants Dr Nandipha Magudumana the order to have her bail application rolled over to the 16th of May. This is the day her father, Zolile Sekeleni and #ThaboBester will be back in court. Magudumana leaves the court. @LindA_MniSii
The state now deals with the charges against the accused. It officially places on record the "provisional withdrawal of the murder charge" in this matter. @LindA_MniSii
Media now ordered to stop live broadcast as witness evidence will now be led in court. @LindA_MniSii

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