News24.com | Two of four accused of killing Ocean Basket owner abandon bail bids

Lizette Deacon, 55, and her mother, Hettie Deacon, 70, were killed.

Lizette Deacon, 55, and her mother, Hettie Deacon, 70, were killed.

Four people accused of the murder of a Polokwane Ocean Basket owner and her mother appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Two of the accused will continue their bail application on Thursday. They face charges of murder and kidnapping, among others. 

Two of the four people accused of the murder of Polokwane Ocean Basket owner Lizette Deacon, 55, and her mother, Hettie Deacon, 70, have abandoned their bail applications, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has said. 

The four accused appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. 

According to Limpopo NPA spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, Sophy Mmako and Abibi Hamid have abandoned their bail application. 

Their co-accused, Casper Mudau and Lazarus Mahlo, would continue with theirs on Thursday, Malabi-Dzhangi said. 

READ | Murder of Ocean Basket owner and her mother: Domestic worker, boyfriend in court

The four face charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping after the Deacons were found stabbed to death in Welgelegen last month.

Bodies

Their bodies were allegedly found tied up in the back of their SUV.

It was previously reported Mahlo was arrested in Ivory Park, Tembisa, while Mmako was nabbed in Polokwane. 

Netwerk24 reported Mmako had worked for Hettie for the past 24 years, while Mahlo had until recently worked at one of Lizette's Ocean Basket branches. 

The publication also reported Mmako, who is domestic worker, attended the Deacon's memorial service, where she was consoled by the victims' friends and family.

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