SEVEN men accused of killing Elvis Nyathi have been freed.
They appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Friday, 13 May, and were each granted R3 000 bail.
Cedrick Raseala (42), Baron Mashele (31), Godfrey Mahlo (31), Thomas Serebane (53), Phumudzo Tshirangwana (38), Thabo Makgatho (32) and Puleng Chipape (34) were charged with murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, four counts of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, robbery with aggravating circumstances and extortion.
Nyathi, originally from Zimbabwe, was beaten and burnt to death in Diepsloot, north of Joburg, on 7 April.
This when residents embarked on alleged acts of vigilantism, attacking Zimbabwean nationals they were accusing of committing crime in the area.
The group of residents allegedly robbed some of the victims of their belongings, and demanded money from their relatives in exchange for the release of those held in captivity.