Father, who allegedly killed his sons, denied bail

2015-11-17 22:12


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Polokwane - The Limpopo father, who allegedly slit the throats of his four sons, was denied bail in the Magatle Periodic Court on Tuesday.

In handing down his ruling, Magistrate George Mokou said the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Lesiba Kekana was not eligible to be released on bail. Mokau said following Kekana's attempted suicide, it would be better for him to remain in custody.

Kekana allegedly killed his sons after quarrelling with his wife in September before attempting suicide shortly after.

His lawyer had earlier told the court that Kekana should be released on bail, saying his father would provide refuge.

The State, however, argued that Kekana was a danger to society and to himself.

Members of the community as well as members of the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) cheered after the ruling.

The ANCWL chanted slogans against women abuse.

The matter was postponed to January 21 for a high court trial date.

Read more on:    ancwl  |  polokwane  |  crime

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