Murder And Rape Case Postponed For Further Investigations

A murder and rape case against Samuel John Noko (34),  was deferred by the Moretele Magistrates' Court to 12 April 2022, for a formal requisition by the state. He is charged with murder, defeating the ends of justice and rape. He allegedly murdered Monni Monyeki (29) and buried her in a shallow grave near a river in Mathibestad. He is facing a further charge of rape on a 14-year-old related to the deceased. 

Police reports reveal that Monyeki was reported missing by her aunt on 29 May 2021, and the last person she was seen with was Noko who was allegedly her boyfriend. The two allegedly left together to perform some rituals and shortly afterwards, Noko was spotted pushing Monyeki in a wheelbarrow after she had consumed a substance that made her dizzy. She allegedly disappeared after this incident.

Police investigations led to Noko on 12 June 2021, and he pointed to police a shallow grave where he had buried Monyeki and some of her body parts were missing. The rape charge against Noko is about the alleged crime that was reported to the police by a 14-year-old girl, related to the deceased. The rape incident allegedly took place at the time when Monyeki was missing.

Noko will remain in police custody until his next court appearance.


Henry Mamothame

NPA Spokesperson

NW Division

082 317 5731

018 381 9032

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