Bail for rhino theft accused

Mbombela - Four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns were each released on R20 000 bail in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The four were Gideon Mtshali, 51, Sizwe Leonard Malatjie, 34, Selby Khoza, 39 and Velly William Zwane, 43, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Prosecutor Ansie Venter told the court that the State would no longer oppose bail and had come to an agreement with the accused's legal representatives for them to be released.

Venter also asked the court to set the accused's bail at R20 000 each and have strict bail conditions.

She said the accused should also report when leaving their home address, even if it's for work.

They were also required to hand over their travelling documents to the investigating officer.

The case was postponed to 15 October.