Former dept head in court for murder

2014-12-19 10:38
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A former head of Limpopo's transport department and two others accused of murder and assault have appeared in the Naphuno Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police said on Friday.

Former department head Ntau Andries Letebele, 44, his son Neo, 25, and Hosea Moagi, 46, were granted R7 000 bail on Thursday, and were expected back in court on 30 January, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Letebele was ordered to hand over his firearm and passport as part of his bail conditions.

"The three stand accused of allegedly assaulting three victims, accusing them of being involved in a business robbery," Mulaudzi said.

"It is alleged that the Letebele business was burgled last week Friday and his [Letebele's] investigation led him to the three 'suspects' - Nthabiseng Tshehla, 25, Clifford Machimana, 27, and Philemon Monashane, 26."

The three were allegedly picked up from their different homesteads and taken to a farm where they were "severely" assaulted.

After the beating the three were allegedly locked in a storeroom on the premises of the burgled business.

Early Monday morning, security guards on patrol were alarmed by banging and screaming sounds, and they opened the locked door.

"It was then discovered that one of the suspects, Nthabiseng Tshehla, had succumbed to the beating," said Mulaudzi.

"Police were summoned and assisted the other two to be transported to the Sekororo Hospital for urgent medical treatment."

Moagi and Neo Letebele were arrested on Monday, while Letebele handed himself over to police on Wednesday.

Letebele, his son, and Moagi have each been charged with murder, kidnapping, grievous bodily harm and robbery.

"The two [survivors] are still in hospital in a serious condition. Police investigations continue," said Mulaudzi.

Read more on:    polokwane  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

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 network.