Rapist who was given bail brutally murders learner (18)

South African Police Service

Rapist who was given bail brutally murders learner (18)
Rapist who was given bail brutally murders learner (18)

A 17 year old suspect who was out on bail for rape, on 7 January 2020, appeared in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court for the brutal murder of an 18 year old teenager.

The victim was on 2 January 2020, at about 02:00 attacked and brutally stabbed by the suspect at Zone 3 Seshego. He was allegedly taken to hospital in a critical state. The incident was then reported to the police and on arrival at the hospital, the victim was found with severe stab wounds and unable to speak.

Police then launched a manhunt for the suspect until he was arrested on Sunday 5 January 2020, at about 17:30, hiding in Seshego Zone 3.

The victim later succumbed to his injuries on 5 January. The charge has since been changed from Assault GBH to murder. The victim has been identified as Thoriso Noko Kgomo from Luthuli Park, Seshego. He was a Grade 12 learner at Northern Academy School in Polokwane.

The suspect, who is a school dropout, is facing another charge of rape and is scheduled to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on 22 February 2020. He was out on bail at the time he committed this gruesome murder. He also has another case of Assault GBH that was committed in Lebowakgomo.

During his court appearance scores of people, mostly youngsters converged in front of the Seshego Magistrate’s Court, demanding that the suspect be denied bail.

A memorandum of their demands was handed over to the Control Prosecutor and the Cluster Commander of Seshego Major General Mokgonyane.

Police investigations are continuing.

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