Wife killing: reports awaited

2011-11-14 00:00

THE trial of traffic officer Lebohang Justice Molefe (32), who has been convicted of the attempted murder of his wife, Londeka, has been postponed until May 21 next year pending psychological reports to be obtained by the defence.

Molefe’s advocate, Louis Barnard, confirmed last week that the defence was in the process of obtaining three separate psychological reports in connection with the matter.

Molefe pleaded gulity to the attempted murder charge before Judge Isaac Madondo and assessors on October 24 and admitted that he fired shots at his wife with his service firearm after allowing his emotions to get the better of him during an altercation on April 29, 2010.

He said he panicked when he saw that the shots had struck her and he left the house.

As he did so he saw his wife, who was bleeding from the face, walking to the verandah accompanied by her mother, and he phoned his sister to arrange for an ambulance.

The shooting occurred at his wife’s mother’s home in Oribi Village where the couple were living at the time.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.