Wife of a late police officer and her accomplice in custody for murder

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Emalahleni Magistrate Court on Tuesday remanded a Magistrate Court Interpreter, Patricia Mabojane Kutu (28) and her accomplice Vincent Bongonkosi (39),in custody. They were arrested on Wednesday 14 December and Friday 16 December 2021 respectively for the murder of the late Sergeant Joseph Christopher Kutu of Witbank Tactical Response Team, who was fatally shot in his house in July 2021.

Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi of Mpumalanga Hawks said on Tuesday 14 December 2021, intelligence-driven information was received about the whereabouts of the suspect who was wanted for a house robbery and murder of the police officer. “The operation was conducted at a house in Siyabuswa. The suspect was found and arrested in the back room of the house where he was renting. The suspect was arrested and detained .”

Sekgotodi said during a further investigation the wife of the late police officer was linked and arrested on Thursday 16 December 2021. The case is remanded to 28 December 2021 for further bail application. “The suspects remain in custody. Investigation continues.”

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