Initiation school owner found guilty

2014-02-07 09:19
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The owner of an initiation school was found guilty of culpable homicide in the Northern Cape High Court after the death of an initiate, The Star reported on Friday.

Ellen Mogwera, 30, pleaded not guilty to the death of an initiate without giving reasons why. She was also found guilty of defeating the ends of justice and assault.

Gabaediwe Agnes Motsage died after she and another woman were assaulted in December 2012 at the initiation school in Hartswater.

Two of Mogwera's three co-accused, John van Vis, 19, and two minors, were found guilty of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, but were acquitted on charges of murder and kidnapping.

Mogwera admitted she knew she had assaulted the girls, and said she used a stick to beat them.

Delivering the verdict, Judge Hennie Lacock pointed out that Mogwera, after hitting the deceased with a sjambok, then hit her on her head with a knobkerrie.

"Mogwera will be convicted of culpable homicide and not murder, as she used the knobkerrie but did not intentionally kill the deceased," said Lacock.

Sentencing would take place on 13 and 14 March.

- SAPA
Read more on:    kimberley  |  initiation
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News
Traffic & Train Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come back into focus. You may get a second chance to say what needs to be said. The important focus today is to not...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.