Murder case pending

2016-09-21 06:00

BETHLEHEM. – Mohale Ngcongwane (27) and Setjhaba Motsoeneng (27), who stand accused of the murder of a 28-year-old Bethlehem taxi driver, Mosia Joseph Mofokeng, have been released from custody by the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court after their case had been temporarily withdrawn pending investigation.

This was done on Thursday (15/09).

The duo appeared before the court after they had been arrested as suspects on 13 September by members of the Bethlehem K9 and the Vehicle Crime Investigation (VCI) Unit for the gruesome murder of Mofokeng.

Apparently, on 15 August, a couple boarded a taxi in Bethlehem. Inside they joined the driver and three male passengers.

Along the way, the three passengers were alleged to have drawn firearms and proceeded to tie up the driver and couple.

According to Capt. Zweli Mohobeleli, police spokesperson, the driver of the taxi was assaulted and his throat slit. The victim was then left for dead near Fouriesburg.

“The couple was also robbed of their cellphones, assaulted and left stranded,” said Mohobeleli.

“The suspects were put under surveillance following a preliminary police investigation.

“Further information was followed up and the suspects were arrested.

“Several cellphones, including the ones suspected to have been taken on the fateful day, were also recovered.”

Brig. Nkaise Molefe, Bethlehem station commander, has extended heartfelt condolences to Mofokeng’s family, friends and colleagues.

“Our detectives are relentless in tailing the remaining suspect.

“More importantly, we would like to appeal for calm as we carry out this intricate mission,” Molefe concluded.

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