A large group of community members where bussed to the court where they staged a protest. When the Sowetan team arrived in the area, there was no sign of life in any of the three houses torched on Monday night by residents.
Parents in the area have also become extra protective of their children and told Sowetan that they did not trust anyone after the brutal killing of six-year-old Bontle Zethu Ditebogo Mashiyane, who went missing on April 30.
Her mutilated body was found near her home on Saturday.
Sangoma Samuel Tsela and his son Philasande Tsela made a brief appearance in court.
They are facing similar charges of rape, kidnapping and murder as serial offender Collen Hlongwane, 36, his girlfriend Ntombikayise Ngwenya, 40, and neighbour Thapelo Surprise Ngomane, 25.