Two Port Elizabeth men who allegedly gave a young boy a firecracker and told him to light it – causing it to explode in his face – have been released on R500 bail each following a brief appearance in the city’s magistrate’s court on Tuesday afternoon.
Brothers Sebastian, 27, and Demane Pillay, 25, face a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
They are represented by top criminal attorney Alwyn Griebenow.
Twelve-year-old Shane Witbooi was severely injured during the incident on Sunday.
The case was postponed to March 13 for further investigation.
The men were also warned not to have contact with the boy or any of the state witnesses.