Alleged murderer to appear in court

2017-10-25 06:01

The alleged murderer of the late Jeanett Moekoa-Motati (28) is set for his first court appearance after the incident in late September.

The suspect allegedly burned her alive at the flat where she lived in Phase 3, Bloemfontein.

Sgt Ikobeng Hlubi, police spokesperson, said the suspect was discharged from the Pelonomi Hospital on Friday (20/10).

Both the suspect and the victim were admitted to the hospital on 23 September, where they were treated for severe burn wounds.

The suspect managed to pull through, but Jeanett died a day later.

  • According to Hlubi, the suspect allegedly wrapped Jeanett in plastic and set her on fire in a flat.

She was buried on 7 October on a farm on the Westminster Estate near Tweespruit.

Hlubi said the suspect (34), who has recovered after being treated in the hospital for a month, faces the charges of arson and murder.

Jeanett had three children, aged two, six and ten.

According to police reports, the suspect had a domestic dispute with the victim, which led to the shocking event ofher allegedly being burned alive.

The incident, which left close friends and family in shock, was carried out in broad daylight.

It has since emerged that Jeanett had been granted a domestic protection order (interdict) by the court to fend off the alleged constant abuse by the suspect.

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