Man accused for orchestrating murder of pregnant girlfriend to prolong judgment

Ntuthuko Shoba, the alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule's murder is expected to apply to reopen his case in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

He has been tried for hiring a hit man kill his then eight months pregnant girlfriend in 2020, the 28-year-old victim, was found shot and hanging from a tree.

Her convicted killer Muzikayise Malephane is serving a 20-year sentence after striking a plea bargain and turning State witness.

Shoba denied the claims against him, he said that his only interaction with Malephane on the day of the murder was to obtain cigarettes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

His judgemnet was meant to be delivered by Acting Judge Stuart Wilson after Shoba’s lawyer Norman Makhubela closed his case. If the acting judge agrees for courtto hear further evidence, this will further push the date forward on which the acting judge will make his verdict.


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By Everngelista Muza


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