Murder-suspect's mom: My son's not a killer

2015-06-09 14:16
Charlotte Ramohai (Supplied)

Charlotte Ramohai (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Fikile Twala does not believe that her 24-year-old son Mlungisi has the capacity to kill another human being.

Speaking outside the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Fikile told reporters that she was still in shock over the allegations against her son.

"It is a shock that they say he killed somebody. I still don't believe the story. Maybe someone else did it," she said.

Alex Ngobeni, 25, and Twala are accused of hijacking and killing pregnant mother of two Charlotte Ramohai outside her daughter's school in April.

Ramohai was picking up her 12-year-old daughter and had her 7-year-old son in the car with her, when two armed men approached her vehicle and hijacked it in Bram Fischerville Phase 4.

Ramohai was shot and thrown out of the vehicle along with her children. She died at the scene.

She was three months' pregnant at the time of her death.

The hijacked vehicle was found several hours later, abandoned in Dobsonville extension 3.

On Tuesday, an emotional Fikile described her son as being quiet and responsible.

"It's not him, it's not my child. He is not like that," she said.

She said she felt for the Ramohai family but said she was not ready to approach them.

Fikile and Mlungisi's father, David Khanyile, are pastors at the Zionist Christian Church.

She told reporters that their son grew up in a Christian household and attended church with the family.

Mlungisi is a father to three girls, she said.

She did not know her son's co-accused, Ngubeni, and said although her son may have had bad friends, he himself was not a bad person.

The armed robbery and murder case against the pair was postponed to July 7 for further investigations as some documents, including a ballistics report, were still outstanding.

Twala's lawyer was not present during proceedings.

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