Murder accused sets fire to police vehicle in escape attempt

2017-02-15 06:03
Kagisho Peace Segoje (40) who pleaded guilty and semntenced to 15 years imprisonment at the Kimberley High court today for the murder of Natefo Segoje (15) tried to escape and commit suicide while transported in a police vehicle from Kuruman to Kimberley. Photo: EMILE HENDRICKS

Kagisho Peace Segoje (40) who pleaded guilty and semntenced to 15 years imprisonment at the Kimberley High court today for the murder of Natefo Segoje (15) tried to escape and commit suicide while transported in a police vehicle from Kuruman to Kimberley. Photo: EMILE HENDRICKS

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The Northern Cape police are investigating how murder accused Kagisho Peace Segoje (40) managed to start a fire while inside a police vehicle and are also investigating how he got access to the matches.

This follows Segoje’s attempt to escape while being transported to the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley from the Kuruman Correctional Services on Tuesday 7 February.

It was only revealed upon enquiry by Express Northern Cape the cause of the plastered marks on the accused throat during his court appearance.

This father of five girls is accused of murdering his 15-year-old niece, Natefo Segoje, in February 2016.

While handcuffed in the back of the van, Segoje allegedly set papers on fire when they were about 10 km outside Daniëlskuil on the Postmasburg-Kimberley road.

According to Col Mohale Ramatseba, the incident occured at approximately 15:30.

Upon noticing the fire, the two police officials stopped the vehicle to investigate – only to be attacked by a handcuffed Segoje.

“He picked up a broken bottle off the ground and cut himself on the throat before the police managed to restrain him,” Ramatseba said.

  • “They called an ambulance to transport him to the Kimberley Hospital for medical treatment.” Segoje was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on Wednesday (08/02).

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