Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Case against suspects alllegedly linked to murder of Soshanguve minor postponed

The case against two men who are allegedly linked to the murder of five-year-old Ditebogo Junior Phalane has been postponed to next Thursday. Phalane died in hospital after he was shot outside his family home in Soshanguve when assailants hijacked his father.

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Two men from Soshanguve briefly appeared at the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, a 29-year-old Mozambican national and a 30-year-old South African are each facing two counts of possession of prohibited firearms and possession of ammunition.  The two were arrested on Monday.

‘’When they appeared, accused number 2 disclosed to the court that he has a pending case at Ga-Rankuwa Magistrates’ Court that will appear on 28 June 2024, where he is facing charges of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, attempted murder, and robbery with aggravating circumstances,’’ said Lumka Mahanjana, NPA Gauteng Spokesperson.

This matter was postponed to 30 May 2024, for the legal representative and bail investigations.

Two other suspects appeared in the Pretoria north and Soshanguve Magistrates respectively, on the day of Phalane's funeral last Friday.

The matter against the other two accused who appeared at Pretoria North and Soshanguve Magistrates’ Court on 17 May 2024, facing charges of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition each, is set to appear on 27 and 28 May 2024.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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