Lerato Moloi murder case postponed

2017-07-04 12:37
Lerato Moloi (Supplied)

Lerato Moloi (Supplied)

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WATCH: Naledi community members march over killing of Lerato Moloi

2017-05-22 13:16

For the women who spend their days and nights in Naledi, the news of the recent deaths of four women has only intensified their fear.WATCH

Johannesburg - The case against two men charged with the rape and murder of Soweto lesbian Lerato Moloi was postponed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Tsotang Mokgathi, 38, and Jackson Alofeyo, 34, appeared briefly before a packed gallery on Tuesday morning.

A few women clad in African National Congress T-shirts were seen singing outside of the court.

WATCH: Naledi community members march over killing of Lerato Moloi

They were arrested a few days after a man cutting grass along the railway tracks in a field in Naledi, Soweto, found Moloi's body on Sunday, May 14.

Her head had been covered with rocks and her jeans and underwear had been pulled down to her ankles.

According to  the Sowetan, during their first appearance in the Protea Magistrate's Court on May 17, one of the men confessed, telling Magistrate Herman Badenhorst that he knew that what he and his accomplice had allegedly done to the 27-year-old was bad.

The matter was postponed to July 20 for further investigation.

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