A suspect accused of stabbing a 28-year-old man of Mmatseta Village to death was arraigned before the Broadhurst Magistrate Court charged with murder.
Kenalemang Ntshebetsa of Mogoditshane is accused of killing Emmanuel Seiteketso of Mmatseta on Monday night at Nkoyaphiri Ward in Mogoditshane.
During an appearance in the Broadhurst Magistrate Court, the state urged the magistrate to remand Ntshebetsa in custody as investigations of the case are still in progress.
The magistrate advised him that the court would, maybe, entertain his bail application at the next mention. He was also advised of his rights to look for an attorney to represent him if he felt so on the matter.
In an interview with Mogoditshane Police a day before the accused appeared in Court, Acting Mogoditshane Police Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Christopher Molobe, said that the suspect ran away after he allegedly stabbed Seiteketso with a sharp object, believed to be a knife, on the neck and on the back and Seiteketso was then rushed to Bokamoso Private Hospital where he was certified dead while Ntshebetsa was arrested at Molepolole the following day.
“The suspect ran away after the incident on Monday night, and was nabbed in Molepolole on Tuesday morning, then made his first court appearance three days after the incident,” said Molobe.
Meanwhile, a family member to the deceased, Reginah Seitiketso, said they were shocked by the incident as the deceased was a humble and very cooperative person who never intimidated anyone.
She said that the deceased had some business at Mogoditshane and was on a mission to collect cash which she always did every day, adding that Seitiketso will be buried on Sunday (today).
In another matter, three Zimbabwean nationals were also arraigned before the Broadhurst Magistrate’s court on charges of armed robbery.
The three accused, Shylock Mokome, Silas Hove and Decency Mudzingwa, are accused of robbing Jane Motsumi of Gabane on Sunday last week, taking her Audi car, valued at P40 000, a lap top, valued at P8 000 and cash amounting to more than P100 000.
The State prosecutor urged the court to remand them in custody as police are still looking for more suspects who are at large.