4 in court for Free State murder

2012-01-30 16:42

Johannesburg - Four men appeared in the Selosesha Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murder and robbery of a man in Thaba Nchu, Free State police said.

The matter was postponed to February 6 when they were expected to apply for bail, Constable Consolation Mokoale said.

Rapulane Baile, Magwadi Meli, Matshediso Tsie and Lebogang Khama were arrested on Sunday shortly after the murder.

"They allegedly stabbed Thato Ledibane, 22, and robbed him of his cellphone in Thaba Nchu while he was returning from a tavern around 05:00."

His body was found in the street with multiple stab wounds.

The men, aged between 18 and 21, were linked to the crime after being found in possession of a knife and the murdered man's cellphone, Makoale said.

  • Grimmister - 2012-01-30 16:46

    Why even bother with bail...they were found with the murder weapon and the cellphone...if life was that cheap for them...proceed straight with the trial. And yes..I do know how the judicial system works...but it seems a waste of time and taxpayer money.

  • Ben - 2012-01-30 16:59

    But to kill a man for a cellphone. Unbelievable.

  • braamc - 2012-01-30 17:26

    They will kill anything and any who for nothing. Savages

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