Tshegofatso Pule murder: Alleged mastermind, Ntuthuko Shoba, fired by JSE

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The alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule's murder, Ntuthuko Shoba appears in court.
The alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule's murder, Ntuthuko Shoba appears in court.
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  • The JSE has confirmed that Ntithuko Shoba is no longer employed at the organisation.
  • Shoba - in his second bail bid - submitted that he was the breadwinner and his grandmother was dependent on him.
  • Shoba is the alleged accomplice in the murder of Tshegofatso Pule.

Ntuthuko Shoba, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Tshegofatso Pule, is no longer employed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

"Ntuthuko Shoba is no longer an employee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

"The JSE has assisted the SAPS in their investigation and it will continue to fully cooperate with the investigative authorities if and when required to do so," it told News24 on Friday.

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Shoba was arrested in February after the man who confessed to murdering her, Muzikayise Malephane, turned State witness.

Pule was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

Tshegofatso Pule
Tshegofatso Pule, 28, who was found stabbed and hanged in a veld on Monday. She was eight months pregnant.

The beautician's body was found hanging from a tree in Roodepoort on the West Rand in June 2020.

Her killer confessed, in a plea agreement, that Shoba was the mastermind behind the murder because "he [allegedly] did not want his wife to find out about the unborn child".

Shoba is currently lodging a second bail bid in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. The State is opposing bail.

In his second bail bid, Shoba submitted that he was a breadwinner and that his grandmother was dependent on him.

Gauteng NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane told News24 that the latest developments regarding Shoba's employment status did not change anything with respect to the State's case.

"The investigations revealed that the applicant's parents and brother have the means and [are] capable of looking after his grandmother," she said.

Pule's uncle, Tumisang Katake told News24 on Friday that the family is aware of the development.

"We welcome the JSE's decision and support it," he said.

Shoba is due back in court on 26 April.

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