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Man accused of killing a nurse abandons bail

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By Thys Khiba – North West Bongane Gregory Shebi who is charged with alleged murder of Iris Mamotlakana Mohokare has appeared at the Schweizer Reneke Magistrate’s Court and abandoned his bail application on Monday.

The case against 24-year-old, Shebi has been postponed to 25 November 2022, for further investigations.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame confirmed Shebi is charged with the alleged murder of Mohokare, who was murdered at her rented home in Ipeleng township, on 12 October 2022. 

“Her bloodied body was discovered by her landlord on 13 October 2022, with her throat cut. She subsequently informed the police, who immediately started investigating,” said Mamothame.

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Free State Central News reported Shebi became a person of interest, after police officials received information while doing investigations, that he was spotted not far from where the incident took place, walking with bloodied clothes. 

The police then started looking for the accused and ultimately arrested him on 15 October 2022. 

“Upon arrival at the police station, and according to preliminary police reports, he informed them that he wants to tell the truth. He was subsequently taken in for a confession to be obtained and later took the police to point out where he had thrown away the bloodied clothes he was wearing,” said Mamothame.

According to police reports, the accused alleges he was in the company of another person, but the motive only became clear in the accused person’s confession, that he and another person intended to rob the deceased. 

“He further alleges he is not the one who stabbed the deceased, but it was the person whom he was with. Police have indicated that evidence that was obtained at the scene, indicates that only one person was at the scene at the time of the commissioning of this offence. Police investigations on the matter are continuing, while the accused will remain in custody until the matter is concluded.” 

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The North West MEC for health Madoda Sambatha has condemned the murder of Mohokare and appealed to anyone with information relating to the incident to contact police officials. 

“We condemn Sister Mohokare’s murder in the strongest terms and we want to appeal to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the alleged killer to contact the police,” said Sambatha. 

The North West Premier Bushy Maape has condemned the murder and called for the speedy arrest of the perpetrator.

“It is saddening and shocking to continue to learn of brutal murders of women despite condemnation of these barbaric incidents. New cases of gender-based violence and femicidecontinue to be registered with the police. We cannot continue in this manner; we must create safer communities for women” remarked Premier Maape.

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