Vlakfontein rape and murder accused Ernest Mabaso claims he was forced to kill the Khoza family by his co-accused Fita Khupe.
The two men accused of murdering seven people in Vlakfontein have applied for bail in the Protea Magistrate's Court.
Both suspects are facing multiple charges of premeditated murder, theft, and Mabaso is also charged with three additional charges of rape.
Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane has more on the story.
[Mabaso] says the 61-year-old was the true mastermind in this. He says that he coerced him and had two people working with him, they kidnapped him from Cape Town, made him travel all the way from Johannesburg and forced him to kill members of the Khoza family.— Bonga Dlulane, EWN reporter
[Khupe] says Mabaso is lying, he was not in the country then and was in Zimbabwe at the time the murders were committed.— Bonga Dlulane, EWN reporter
The court was saying he [Mabaso] killed seven people, he does not believe he is someone who should be granted bail.— Bonga Dlulane, EWN reporter
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