The case was postponed last Friday, when the SABC reported that they were expected to apply for the charges against them to be dropped.
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Two policemen testifying for the state claimed they had been threatened into making statements to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. Neither of them could identify any of the accused in a video of the protest, because they were wearing helmets, according to the report.
Tatane was beaten and shot dead, allegedly by seven police officers, during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg in April 2011.
A post mortem report handed over to the court last Monday revealed that Tatane died from a gunshot wound to the chest.