Tebogo Msimanga |
Two suspects aged 25 and 26 are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrates’ Court in Mmabatho on Monday, 27 June 2022, on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of murder and carjacking. They were arrested in Randfontein and Setlopo on Thursday, 23 June 2022, arrested in Randfontein and Setlopo village, Mahikeng on Thursday, 23 June 2022
North West Police Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said this is after the lifeless bodies of Macdonald Stevens (48) and his girlfriend, Baitibadi Maduna (42) were found in the bushes in Dithakong East village on Sunday, 19 and Tuesday, 21 June 2022, respectively. “It was established during an investigation that the girlfriend’s body was found with some body parts missing”.
Mokgwabone said the couple was reported missing on Sunday, 19 June 2022. It was reported that the couple was last seen alive on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at the boyfriend’s place in Mapetla Section, Setlopo village.
North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended a team of detectives for working tirelessly to ensure the arrest and detention of two suspects in connection with this gruesome murder of a couple.