DJ’s murder case heard in Bfn court soon

2017-09-27 06:00
Thato Booysen, who was also known as DJ Blueboy Bond.  Photo: Supplied

Thato Booysen, who was also known as DJ Blueboy Bond. Photo: Supplied

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The case of the brutal killing of a Bloemfontein DJ, Thato Booysen, is set to continue in the Bloemfontein ­Regional Court on 5 October when the suspect in the murder case, Lehlohonolo Cassius Moloele, again appears.

The matter has been dragging on since October last year without being finalised.

It is not clear if the non-recovery of the firearm used in Booysen’s murder is one of the factors causing the delay.

Sgt Ikobeng Hlubi, spokesperson of the police cluster in Mangaung, said the police had not yet recovered the gun which Moloele had allegedly used to shoot his victim on 15 October last year.

The crime is reported to have been committed outside Street Corner Braai, a popular pub and grill in Bochabela, Bloemfontein.

Hlubi said the deceased had been found in the street with four gunshot wounds.

“The deceased had two gunshot wounds in his back, one in the stomach and another under his left arm.”

She said the suspect reportedly fled the crime scene after he had allegedly shot and killed his victim.

Hlubi said because the gun was “missing”, the police was unable to establish if it was illegal or not, and whether or not it could be associated with other crimes.

She said eyewitnesses positively identified Moloele as the person who allegedly shot Booysen (32).

Moloele is out on bail of R1 000.

He was granted bail in October last year as the state did not regard him as a flight risk and ruled he would probably not be involved in the intimidation of eyewitnesses.

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