Alleged Katlehong killers back in court

2016-03-22 08:21

Johannesburg  Two boys accused of killing three of their relatives, including a six-month-old baby, and leaving them in a bathtub filled with boiling water, are expected back in court on Tuesday.

Two of Thembi Letsoalo’s daughters, her niece, and baby granddaughter were attacked, allegedly by two boys aged 17 and 21, in her Katlehong home, on the East Rand, in December.

One of the daughters, Nthabiseng Letsoalo, 23, fought off the attackers and ran for help. She survived the attack. Her sister Lerato Letsoalo, 18, cousin Priska Movit, 23, and Movit’s six-month-old baby girl, Bokamoso, were killed. They were stabbed repeatedly and put into a bathtub filled with boiling water.

The two accused may not be named. They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

At their appearance in February, the case was postponed for the State to get the results of DNA tests conducted on the bloodied clothing the two allegedly wore on the day of the crime, and on the knife used in the attack. 

Thembi Letsoalo told reporters at the last court appearance that she was battling to accept that she had opened the door of her home to her children's killers.

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