Nine murder accused to reappear in court

POTCHEFSTROOM: Nine accused, consisting of two females and seven males, will on Monday, 4 July 2022, reappear before the Taung Magistrates’ Court for murder.

Oleogeng Donald Bohelo (29), Tumisang Duncan Lobelo (23), Bakang Makolonkwane (42), Mosepele Gideon Mompati (64), Amos Mbolelo Sanoke (27), Grace Molemoeng Segacwe (41), Frans Seabelo Thae (54), Gobonamang Thae (39) and Tekoetsile Francis Thae (58) were arrested on Wednesday, 29 June 2022.

It is alleged that a 19-year-old Dikakanyo Sanoke was at his home in Loselong Village, Pudimoe, on Tuesday afternoon, 28 June 2022, when the accused fetched and forcefully took him to the nearby bushes. Senoke, who was accused of housebreaking, was allegedly beaten to death.

The accused were traced, arrested and appeared before the Taung Magistrates’ Court for the first time on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. They were remanded in custody. Further arrests are imminent.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, warned that police will not tolerate lawlessness and that those who undermine the authority of the State will be dealt with accordingly.

Source: South African Police Service