Article by: Dumisane Dube
Judgment is expected to be delivered in the bail application against the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Tsegofatso Pule in the high court on Wednesday.
Nthuthuko Shoba was arrested after the man who confessed to murdering Pule turned state witness.
Pule was eight months pregnant when she was killed in June 2020. Her body was found in an open veld in Roodepoort, hanging from a tree and had stab wounds to the chest.
The mastermind behind her murder has denies any involvement in Pule’s death.
This is his third bail application attempt; the second bail application was denied by the Roodepoort magistrate’s court on May 7. At the time, magistrate Delize Smith said that most of the evidence offered was not entirely “new facts” and that it had been heard during his previous bail application.
In May Shoba won the right to be held in a single cell at the Johannesburg Prison, due to his concerns about his safety, though he had initially sought to remain in a Krugersdorp facility away from his alleged accomplice, Muzikayise Malephane.
Shoba told the courts that the man already serving a 20-year prison term for Pule’s murder, Malephane is sending him threatening messages.
The matter has been set down for trial in the high court on October 4.
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