No arrests had been made at the time of writing.
The sale of copper cables is an illegal but lucrative business for many.
The couple was travelling from Miss Sewbran’s home in Reservoir Hills, Durban, to Sea Park when the tragedy occurred.
The child’s parents are separated and she was visiting her father and paternal grandmother during the school holidays when she was abused.
The criminals robbed the security guards of their cellphones, wallets and other personal belongings before fleeing.
It is believed that the victim was forced into a silver car which was driven away by the suspects.
A second vehicle was also traced ad recovered, using a chopper, last weekend.
The court heard how a neighbour had found Mhlongo’s remains; her legs, breasts and one arm were missing from the disembowelled torso.
Some 4 376 dagga plants with a street value of R26,265-million were confiscated.
One of the cases was that of an elderly man who stole 62 metres of copper cables.
Six knives, believed to have been used in the attack, were seized as exhibits.