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ANC MP Sibusiso Kula spends his second weekend in police custody

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The African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Sibusiso Kula (31)

By Thys Khiba – The African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Sibusiso Kula (31) who is facing a murder charge following the death of his wife will remain in police custody until the next court appearance.

This comes after the Orkney Magistrates’ Court postponed the case of Kula, to 31 January 2023, for judgement on his bail application.

The state and the defence attorney read affidavits in their arguments. Kula further took a stand in his pursuit of being granted bail.

The state also pleaded with the court not to grant Kula bail, as it saw no compelling circumstances. The state further argued that the offence being a schedule 6 criminal matter, should warrant the court not to grant him bail as he is charged with premeditated murder,” said NPA Spokesperson Henry Mamothame.

Kula’s wife Jennifer Mohlomi (31) was found murdered on 27 November 2022, in what seemed like a robbery.

Following thorough investigations by the police linked to the alleged murder, he was arrested on Friday, 20 January 2023, and charged with murder.

Police reports relieved that she was found with a stab wound on her back but the object that was used for her alleged murder has not been recovered.

The matter was reported by the medical facility where she was allegedly transported by the accused to receive medical attention,” said Mamothame.

The 34-year-old told the police officials that he was not present at his home when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, the ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina indicated that the party will wait to hear the outcome of the Kula’s bail application before considering any internal recourse.

“This is a very serious matter, especially in light of the party’s stance on GBV. But we must wait for the process to take its course before taking any actions [against him].”

During the court proceedings, Kula said it was in the interest of justice to release him.

“I shouldn’t be deprived of my liberty and [should] be released on bail. I bear the burden to show the interest of justice permits my release. I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder as I will demonstrate that I played no part in the killing of my wife,” said Kula.

He told the court that the State won’t present any objective facts that he committed a premeditated murder.

“I’m a full-time politician. I’m accused of murder. I sent it to the strongest terms possible. The State won’t present substantive facts that I killed my wife. I request the State to furnish me with those facts,” said Kula.

Sibusiso Khula

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