Murder of SAPS Major General, family members and accomplices in court

South African Police Service

Murder of SAPS Major General, family members and accomplices in court
Murder of SAPS Major General, family members and accomplices in court

The trial against six accused will resume from 2 to 12 November 2021 in the Johannesburg South High Court. The accused are facing a murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges.

It is alleged that in January 2018, the former Lieutenant Colonel Cordelia Velaphi Mogoerane (61) and her son, Thabiso Mogoerane (27) hired hitmen to kill her husband who was a police officer, Major General Thekiso Hendrik Mogoerane (60).

On 17 January 2018, Major General Mogoerane was found strangled inside the vehicle on the roadside in Birchleigh.

The matter was reported to the police which prompted the investigation by the Germiston based team of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation. In June 2018, the accused were arrested.

They appeared in court and were released on bail.

Other accused are Eunice Dlamini (73) who is a traditional healer, Michael Sanele Mphuthi (38), Thulani Perseverance Nxumalo (36), Mzweshinga Zondo (51), Thokozani Zondo (47) Musa Morris Mayisela (48) and Bongiwe Lukhele (49).

Mayisela and Lukhele are now deceased.

Thokozani Zondo escaped after he was released on bail and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He is suspected to be in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service