The man accused of the murder of Irish charity worker John Curran in South Africa has been further remanded in custody.

Mitspa Mzakomba Onyoka, 24, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, but with an address in Cape Town, has had his bail application refused at Cape Town Magistrates Court.

Mr Curran, 60, who was from Dublin, was fatally stabbed in an apartment in Cape Town on 7 November.

Mr Onyoka was arrested on 23 November and was charged in court on 26 November with murder and aggravated burglary.

Mr Curran had been working in South Africa as a Director of Education at Mellon Educate.

He had just completed his two-year contract with them and was due to return to Ireland.

He was the principal of the Good Shepherd National School in Dublin's Churchtown for 14 years up until 2005.

Mr Onyoka will remain in custody and appear in court again on 23 January.