Tebogo Msimanga |
The Itsoseng Magistrates Court in North West Province postponed the case against the five men accused of killing two police officers to 19 August 2021. They are charged for the murder of Constable Simon Ngakaemang Ntsekeletsa (50) and Sergeant Mojalefa Horatius Molete (42).
The five men are facing charges of murder, malicious damage to property and possession of a stolen firearm.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson in North West, Henry Mamothame said according to police reports, the two officers attended to a stock theft incident in Mareestane, however, the pair failed to return to the station and were declared missing. A search operation was subsequently conducted.
Their burnt remains were later discovered at the back of their burnt state vehicle on 27 July 2021 in Ganyesa. The Police are conducting further investigations into the killings.
“Legal Aid is expected to appoint private attorneys to two of the accused before the matter can proceed. The state intends to oppose bail should the accused register their desire to apply for it.”
The five will remain in police custody until their next court appearance.