Johannesburg – The drama broke out because two of the accused for the horrible murder of seven people in Vlakfontein made their first appearance, one demanding bail and the other bouncing.
Ernest Mabaso, 27, told Monday's Lenasia Magistrates' Court in Joburg that he would not file an official bail application, while Fifita Hupa asked 61.
Two people, the state states, brutally killed and buried the bodies of three adults and four children, the youngest of whom was a two-year-old boy.
Judge Maggie van der Merve, however, warned Hup that, because of the seriousness of the crimes of his confrontation, it was difficult to grant bail, and that he would be able to prove why he should be released.
# Vlakfontein: A filled courtroom filled with angry members of the community, as well as families affected by grief, took their place before the first appearance of two defendants for the murder of seven people in Vlakfontein. @ TheStar_nevs @ ReporterStar @ IOL pic.tvitter.com / 7LF36ZlPCL
Both defendants confirmed that foreign nationals, with Mabas Zimbabwe and Hup from Mozambique, who told the court that he had been in the country since 1975.
According to Phindi Myonondwana, spokesman for Gauteng for the State Prosecutor's Office (NPA), investigators still confirm the lawfulness of men's status in the country.
Both face seven counts of murder, while Mabasso faces another three charges of rape.
# Vlakfontein: Community members, joined by the ANC Women's League, arrived at the Lenasia High Court because of the first appearance of two accused for the gross killing of 7 people, including four children. @ TheStar_nevs @ ReporterStar @ IOL pic.tvitter.com/ AC4bp54Eke
Both will also face theft for possession of suspected stolen goods.
It was an abandoned courtroom with family members and the community – who swore to the Accused – warning them not to leave "or we will deal with you."
Gauteng's security in the MEC community Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane was also in court, and she could hear the 61-year-old Hup: "I hate you".
# Vlakfontein: @ GP_CommSafeti MIK Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane is in the courtroom to support members of the families of victims who were brutally killed and buried in the house last month. The defendant, who is in the legs, is one of the two suspects arrested. @ TheStar_nevs @ ReporterStar @ IOL pic.tvitter.com/ BVd5pFFTLn
Hupa simply looked around, clasped his hands and asked to forgive him, not to say for what.
It is believed that Hope was romantically involved in one of the women who killed and owned the house where the killings of terror occurred.
The 61-year-old was killed on Saturday in Dobsonville, Soveto.
WATCH: # Vlakfontein The murder suspects, Ernest Mabaso and Fifita Hupa, collapsed on the docks in the midst of drunkenness from angry members of the community. (GRAPHIC CONTENT). @ TheStar_nevs @ ReporterStar @ IOL pic.tvitter.com / k3iLjdVt6G
Mabaso was also arrested on Saturday in Lebombo, Mpumalanga, near the Mozambican border with Mozambique after escaping there after being released from custody on Thursday because the police said "lack of evidence".
Gauteng SAPS spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo said on Sunday that the police managed to "re-arrest Mabaso, because now we believe we have a strong case against him and link him to the murders."
Mjondonnay repeated the views of Masonda, arguing that the state had a watertight case.
Both indictees will remain in custody until their next appearance on Monday, November 12th.