The IT businessman allegedly linked to the ANC hoax e-mail saga,
Muziwendoda Kunene, will stand trial on a murder charge in Bethlehem in
December this year.

Kunene appeared in the Bethlehem Regional Court on Monday to hear when the matter would go to trial.

A court official said the case was postponed to December 5.

During a September court appearance Kunene was refused bail.

Kunene faces several charges relating to the disappearance of Balito estate agent Lynne Hume.

These include murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, fraud and kidnapping.

Hume disappeared last year after she apparently had an appointment with Kunene.

Her burned-out Volvo, with a charred body in the passenger seat, was found near Kestell in the Free State.

The ANC’s “hoax e-mail” case involving former spy boss Billy Masetlha,
former National Intelligence Agency manager Funokwakhe Madlala and
Kunene was postponed to later this month.

The men face fraud charges relating to hoax e-mails implicating senior
ANC members in a supposed conspiracy against Zuma, the ANC’s deputy
president at the time.

The saga involved hoax e-mails, made to look as if they had been written by senior political leaders, discrediting Zuma.