Husband, 4 others remain behind bars for alleged hit on Polokwane businesswomen

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Five men accused of murdering two Polokwane businesswomen were in the dock on Monday.
Five men accused of murdering two Polokwane businesswomen were in the dock on Monday.
Hawks

Five people appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the execution-style murder of two businesswomen.

Mbekezi Ndondo Buthelezi, 25, John Richard Zulu, 30, Bhekinlenzo Sfiso Phigose, 34, Stanley Thabo Leshabane, 57, and Emanuel Tembtiani Dlamini, 30, were charged on two counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The deceased, Makoena Mabusela-Leshabane, 46, and Tebogo Mphuti, 35, were shot and killed in Polokwane on 10 October.

According to Hawks spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, the accused were arrested on Thursday following an extensive investigation comprising the Limpopo Provincial Investigating Team, the Tracking Team and Magama Investigators.

Stanley Thabo Leshabane is the husband of Mabusela-Leshabane.

READ HERE | 2 women shot dead at point blank range in Polokwane

He was arrested in hospital, where he was admitted after allegedly attempting to commit suicide, News24 reported.

The matter has been postponed to 2 November. The accused will remain in custody.


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