Nine Murder Accused Remain In Custody While Investigations Are Underway

The Taung Magistrates’ Court, postponed the case against nine accused, of murder to 27 July 2022, for further investigations. They have all abandoned their bail applications. Police reports reveal that Oleogeng Donald Bohelo (29), Tumisang Duncan Lobelo (23), Bakang Makolonkwane (42), Mosepele Gideon Mompati (64), Amos Mbolelo Sanoke (27), Grace Molemoeng Segacwe (41), Frans Seabelo Thae (54), Gobonamang Thae (39) and Tekoetsile Francis Thae (58), were arrested on Wednesday, 29 June 2022.

Their arrest emanates from the death of a 19-year-old Dikakanyo Sanoke, who according to the police was at his home in Loselong Village, Pudimoe, on Tuesday afternoon, 28 June 2022, when the accused fetched and forcefully took him to the nearby bushes, and they allegedly beat him to death. They allegedly accused him of housebreaking.

They were subsequently traced, arrested and appeared before the Taung Magistrates’ Court, for the first time on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Police reports indicated that further arrests are imminent.


Henry Mamothame

NPA Regional Spokesperson

North West Division


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