Nine murder accused remain in custody

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The Taung Magistrates’ Court, postponed the case against nine accused, of murder to 27 July 2022, for further investigations. They have all abandoned their bail applications. They were arrested on Wednesday, 29 June 2022.

North West Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said their arrest emanates from the death of a 19-year-old Dikakanyo Sanoke, who according to the police was at his home in Loselong Village, Pudimoe, on Tuesday afternoon, 28 June 2022, when the accused fetched and forcefully took him to the nearby bushes, and they allegedly beat him to death. They allegedly accused him of housebreaking.

They were subsequently traced, arrested and appeared before the Taung Magistrates’ Court, for the first time on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Police reports indicated that further arrests are imminent.

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