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Case against alleged Joburg sex worker killer postponed due to DNA evidence

The case against a 20-year-old man accused of killing at least one of the six alleged sex workers, discovered last year in a panel-beating business in central Johannesburg, has been postponed.

Sifiso Mkhwanazi on Monday appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court for the resumption of his case, but the matter had to be deferred to April for further DNA evidence and CCTV footage of the crime scene building.

During his court appearance, the state requested the postponement after informing the magistrate that four of the six bodies were positively identified through DNA evidence.

When Mkhwanazi last appeared in court in December, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said investigations were incomplete due to outstanding DNA results.

It also emerged that Mkhwanazi had secured the services of a new legal representative.

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