Jack Tolo murder 'mastermind' arrested

2012-02-03 15:51
Polokwane - A fifth man arrested in connection with the murder of Cope MP Jack Tolo was expected to appear in the Sekhukhune Magistrate's Court on Friday, Limpopo police said.

The 41-year-old, suspected to be the mastermind behind the August 2011 murder, was arrested in Mamelodi in Pretoria on Thursday, Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said.

Four other men had already appeared in court in connection with the murder.

Peter Ditshego, 30, Frans Matula, 33, Solomon Nkosi, 41, and Fafi Mokgaumane Leshilo, 41, face charges of murder, four counts of kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and malicious damage to property.

The four, who are in police custody, will return to the Sekhukhune Magistrate's Court on March 5.

Tolo was murdered at his home in Ga-Masha, Sekhukhune on August 21. During the attack, six men tied up Tolo's family, shot him, and demanded money, jewellery, and cellphones.

Tolo's cellphone was later allegedly recovered from one of the men in police custody.

Ramatseba said the sixth suspect, Phankgo Lucas Makua Choma, of Tokakgomo in Sekhukhune, was still on the run.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts could contact Lieutenant Morris Machethe of the Hawks on 082 4517158.

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