North West cop killers case postponed

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North West cop killers case postponed

The case against three men accused of killing a North West policeman was postponed in the Brits Regional Court on Monday.

Samuel Marothodi Maphanga and Lucas Ndoda Mathibefazi appeared briefly in court and their case was postponed to October 17 to enable Kagiso Jonathan Seloane to be present in court. He was being detained on other charges at a correctional facility in Pretoria and was not brought to court on Tuesday.

Maphanga, who in a previous appearance, had no legal representation would be represented by an attorney from Legal Aid.

The State alleges that the three shot and wounded Warrant Officer Sipho Sithole, 48, in Letlhabile near Brits in November last year, before they hijacked his car.

Sithole was in his car when he was approached by three men. They allegedly shot him in the chest and fled with his car. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.
His car was later found in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

Warrant Officer Victor Ramorwesi arrested Maphanga on November 25 last year, after the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) went to his parents’ home in Soshanguve and his father made an arrangement with the police that he would inform them when his son was at home. At the time Maphanga was at work.

Ramorwesi arrested Mathibefazi on January 31 in Soshanguve, while Seloane was arrested on February 4, in Makapanstad.

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