Wife, boyfriend arrested for alleged murder

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two murder suspects, Agrinate Makhubela aged 27 and Mapula Manaka(wife) aged 38 on Wednesday 10 February 2021 appeared before the Seshego magistrate’s court in Polokwane.

They are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, perjury, defeating the ends of justice and contravention of the Disaster management Act (curfew).

Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the suspects were arrested on 18 November 2020.It is alleged that on 08 April 2020, the deceased, Archibald Manaka aged 43 was attacked and stabbed several times at his home in Moletjie, Ga-Makweya, in the Seshego policing area outside the City of Polokwane during what was believed to be a house robbery.

“ When the police arrived at the scene, the deceased’s wife reported that three unknown suspects forcefully entered the house, attacked her husband and took cash amount of money, laptop and fled the scene.”

Ngoepe said the police worked tirelessly and intensively leading to the apprehension of the deceased’s wife, her alleged boyfriend, in the Namakgale area outside Phalaborwa and in Moletjie under the Seshego Policing area.

They were both remanded in custody until 26 February 2021 for further police investigations.

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