Slain Advocate Pete Mihalik. Photo: Noor Slamdien /ANA Pictures

The three men accused of murdering controversial lawyer Pete Mihalik in Green Point last week made their second appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Accused number three Vuyile Maliti was arrested on Wednesday and was represented by Joburg-based lawyer Jannie Kruger in court.

The National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila said that Sizwe Biyela, Nkosinathi Khumalo and Maliti face charges of murder, attempted murder, as well as the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Biyela and Khumalo were arrested on Tuesday last week shortly after the murder.

The case has been postponed to November 15.

Ntabazalila said that the accused would be remanded at three different prisons because they face a security risk.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila. Video: Kim Kay/Daily Voice

Mihalik, 50, who was shot in the head at point-blank range as he dropped his children off at their private school Reddam House in Green Point. His son, 8, sustained a gunshot wound to his jaw. The advocate's teenage daughter, 17, who was in the back seat was not injured. 

The gunman fired a shot through the driver's window of Mihalik's Mercedes-Benz. 

The State alleges that the murder was premeditated.

Sizwe Biyela

In the charge sheet, the State alleges that the accused intentionally killed Mahalik by shooting him in the head with a firearm and that the offence "was committed by a person, group of persons or syndicate acting in the execution or furtherance of a common purpose or conspiracy". 

In the attempted murder charge, the State alleged that the accused intentionally attempted to kill Mihalik's son by "shooting him in the face/head with a firearm and thereby inflicting serious and potentially life-threatening injuries". 

The third and fourth charges relate to the accused's alleged possession of a 9 mm unlicensed firearm and ammunition. 

Daily Voice and African News Agency (ANA)