Murder accused released on R500 bail

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Scheweizer-Reneke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday granted Onkarabetse Monare (22) a R500 bail following her arrest on a murder charge.Monare was arrested on Saturday, 20 November 2021 after she allegedly stabbed and killed Onneleng Mothupi (42) who is said to be her cousin.

The case was postponed to 21 February 2022 for further investigations.  A police report revealed that Monare was apprehended on Saturday, 20 November 2021 after she allegedly stabbed and killed Onneleng Mothupi (42) who is said to be her cousin.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said the police report revealed that the deceased was allegedly visiting his mother’s residential place and found Monare eating. “An argument allegedly ensued and Monare took out a knife and threatened to stab Mothupi but his girlfriend managed to intervene and grabbed the knife from him”.

It is reported that after the attempt by Monare to stab the deceased, Mothupi’s girlfriend left the two alone in the house. “However, Mothupi arrived later at his place which is three houses away from his mother’s residence and told his girlfriend that Monare stabbed him on the upper body.”

Mamothame added that the victim died before he could be transported to the nearby hospital. “The police were called and the suspect was arrested and charged with murder.”

The case is postponed to 21 February 2022 for further investigations. 

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