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WATCH: One of the military veterans accused in hostage drama on parole for murder, court hears

Johannesburg - One of the 53 military veterans accused of holding senior Cabinet officials hostage on October 14 is reportedly on parole for murder.

This emerged on day two of the court proceedings at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Services where the accused military veterans are applying for bail.

The identity of the military vet was not immediately clear as he is yet to apply for bail.

The State said it was looking at 27 charges.

These were in addition to the initial kidnapping charge that related to the arrests made after Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her deputy Thabang Makwetla and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele were held against their will at the St George’s Hotel in Irene.