Case against duo linked to Kgomotso Diale’s murder postponed to June.
The case against two men linked to the death of Soweto resident Kgomotso Diale has been postponed to the end of June.
Teboho Molapo (29) and Mokhabi Ngoanapudi (33) appeared briefly in the Protea Magistrates Court on Friday morning.
The two are charged with two counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and two counts of possessing unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The second murder charge is in relation to the death of one of their accomplices, who was shot during their arrest when they exchanged fire with police.
The case has now been postponed to 29 June. This postponement is to allow for the court to determine the immigration status of the two suspects, as the two were not South African nationals, and it was unclear if they were in the country legally.
They will remain in custody until their next appearance in June.
NPA regional spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said they also want to ascertain if there are any pending cases or previous convictions.
Their immigration status will have huge ramifications for the two men as it is likely to inform whether or not they will be granted bail.
Diale was shot and killed, allegedly by Lesotho nationals, during clashes between members of the Pimville Kilpspruit community and residents of the Chicken Farm informal settlement in relation to the recent theft of power cables in the area.