Soweto mother's alleged killers linked to other crimes

2015-05-19 16:00
Charlotte Ramohai (Supplied)

Charlotte Ramohai (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - A murder and robbery case involving two men accused of hijacking and killing pregnant mother of two Charlotte Ramohai was postponed on Tuesday.

Alex Ngobeni, 25, and Mlungisi Twala, 24, were expected back in the Protea Magistrate's Court on June 9.

They showed no emotion as Magistrate Herman Badenhorst postponed the matter. It was the first time the two appeared in court together after being arrested separately.

The matter was postponed for further investigations into a separate robbery charge against the pair.

Twala, dressed in jeans and a white and blue sweater, asked Badenhorst if he could be transferred to Johannesburg prison from Dobsonville, where the two were currently being held.

Badenhorst told him the matter would be discussed at a later stage as the court still needed to finalise outstanding matters.

An identity parade was yet to be conducted which could link both men to a robbery that took place in Hillbrow, north of Johannesburg.

Ramohai was picking up her 12-year-old daughter from a Soweto school, 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 four.

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.

There was no sign of Ramohai's family in the half empty courtroom on Tuesday.

Twala waved to a woman in the public gallery as he was whisked away. He is facing a separate murder and robbery charge in connection with the hijacking and death of a Soweto man.

The victim was found dead in the boot of his car.

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