Seven defendants in the Cross murder case returned to the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday to apply for bail.
The seven are accused of killing an elderly man and burying his body in a shallow grave at his home in the Cross, Johannesburg. 78-year-old Peter Richard Dobichal was declared missing on April 16, 2022.
Among the accused are a gardener and a domestic worker of the deceased. His car was spotted in the vicinity of Johannesburg, and after his disappearance his bank cards were allegedly also used.
The suspects are accused of kidnapping, murder and damage to justice.