Accused denied bail in stabbing case

2019-06-05 06:01

The man standing accused of the attempted murder of Sgt Leseze Mguni of the police in Petrus Steyn remains in custody.

The accused, Mpho Mofokeng (21), was denied bail during his appearance in the Petrus Steyn Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (29/06).

He is expected in court again on 24 June. Const. Puleng Lebakeng, police spokesperson of the Bethlehem Cluster, said Mofo­keng was denied bail because he was also being investigated for the alleged rape of a woman in the early hours of 13 May.

Lebakeng said the accused faces a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed Mguni at a local ta­vern. Mofokeng reportedly used a broken beer bottle to stab the policeman. Lebakeng said Mguni was part of the police crew that was searching at a local tavern for a rape suspect of the case on 13 May when the stabbing took place.

She said Mofokeng allegedly attacked Mguni while performing his duty with other police officers.

“Whilst the police officers were busy with their duties, Mofokeng allegedly accused Mguni of arresting his friend and stabbed the officer with a beer bottle.”

After stabbing the policeman, Mofokeng fled the scene on foot.

However, he was traced and arrested at his residence in Mmamahabane.

Lebakeng said the accused had another pending case of assault under investigation. A charge of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm against Mofokeng was dismissed by the court. She said the charge came about after a complainant opened a case against the suspect.

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