The young man accused of murdering Lekita Moore will have to wait more than a month before he can apply for bail.
Cameron Wilson was supposed to launch his bid for freedom yesterday but the matter was postponed in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court because the investigating officer’s wife gave birth.
Lekita, 19, was brutally killed, her face cut up, and parts of her breasts and genital area sliced away.
Her body was found on a field near Tuna Road, Valhalla Park.
Wilson, 19, has two other murder cases pending in the Western Cape High Court.
Advocate Khonroy Jacobs said there was a delay in the investigation because the investigator’s wife had just given birth, and he was unable to complete the report.
“The case is not yet ripe and there is still a chance that the other cases at the high court will be added to this one, but that is not certain as yet. My colleague Advocate van Rensberg will handle the bail application,” Jacobs said.
Wilson appeared min gespin and kept smiling.
The Moore family and members of the community protested outside court demanding bail be denied.
South African Police Services sources have revealed that Wilson is being kept at Bishop Lavis SAPS “for his own safety”.
The matter was postponed to November 28.