ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by: Dumisane Dube.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that the boyfriend of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule has been arrested in connection with her murder.
Gauteng police confirmed that a 32-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly being an accomplice in the murder of Pule will appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court west of Johannesburg on Monday. .
Muzikayise Malephane who killed Tshegofatso Pule pleaded guilty on all four charges brought against him and was sentenced to 20 years.
Maphalane pleaded guilty to murder, defeating the ends of justice as well as unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He told the Johannesburg high court that Pule’s boyfriend paid him to commit the murder.
Malephane’s lawyer said Pule’s boyfriend had hired his client to kill her and make it look like a suicide because he didn’t want his wife to find out that she was pregnant.
Muzikayise Malephane is also going to be a state witness and will be testifying in the state’s case against the boyfriend.
The court confirmed the agreement on condition that he testifies in the state’s case against the boyfriend
The pregnant body of pule was found hanging from a tree in open veld in Roodepoort in June 2020.
The 28-year-old was eight months pregnant at the time of her murder.
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