BRITS, September 26 – Three men accused of killing a North West policeman are expected to appear in the Brits Regional Court on Tuesday for trial.
Samuel Marothodi Maphanga, Ndoda Mathibefazi and Jonathan Seloane are accused of killing Warrant Officer Sipho Sithole.
They allegedly shot and wounded Sithole, 48, in Letlhabile near Brits on November 14, 2015, before taking his car. Sithole was rushed to hospital where he died.
His car was later found in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
Warrant Officer Victor Ramorwesi arrested Maphanga on November 25, 2015, after the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) went to his parents’ home in Soshanguve and his father, Steve Maphanga, 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, 2016, in Soshanguve, while Seloane was arrested on February 4, 2016, in Makapanstad.
Maphanga and Mathibefazi were denied bail while Seloane did not apply for bail.
– African News Agency (ANA)