Bafumelele Zulu, accused of breaking into marriageable girls, has appeared before the Donnybrook Magistrates’ Court.

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Bafumelele Verwoed Zulu, 20, who is accused of hacking to death two Grade 12 students in Ngwangwane village in KwaZulu-Natal South, last week abandoned his bail application.

NPA provincial spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisan-Kara said Zulu appeared at the Donnybrook Magistrates Court on Thursday where he was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempting to evade arrest.

SABC News identified the girls as Nkobile Zulu and Minenhle Buthelezi.

News24 reported that police arrested Zulu following the killings last month, but he apparently fled after police detained him to show where he allegedly dumped one of the teenagers.

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Zulu allegedly broke into the pupils’ rented accommodation in Nwangwane village in Dr Nkasazana Dlamini-Zuma’s municipality.

He allegedly attacked them with an ax and dismembered their bodies. He is accused of leaving one of the bodies in the house and dumping the other in Riverside, five kilometers from their rented cottage.

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