Teens linked to Thoriso Themane killing set to apply for bail
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Teens linked to Thoriso Themane killing set to apply for bail

Seven teenagers charged with the murder of Thoriso Themane are expected to appear at the Polokwane Children's Court for a formal bail application on Wednesday.

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They're among a group of nine - including two adults - linked to the death of the 27-year-old, who was assaulted and left for dead in February.

A video depicting Themane’s killing went viral and showed the deceased being dragged by a group of teenagers after being assaulted at Flora Park in Polokwane.

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Another video appeared later showing one of the alleged assailants bragging that nothing will happen to him since his father is a police officer.

"They didn't appear today, there were some other arrangements which have been changed for tomorrow," says spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson (NPA) in Limpopo, Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi.

Malabi-Dzhangi says the two adults' case is postponed for further investigations.

The pair will appear at the Polokwane Magistrates Court on May 31.

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