​A conspiracy case to kill Mahumapelo postponed

Picture: Former Mahikeng Local Municipal mayor, Gaasite Legalatladi

CONSPIRACY case to commit murder against former Mahikeng Local Municipal mayor, Gaasite Legalatladi was postponed by Lehurutshe Magistrate’s Court in Lehurutshe until June 6-7. Legalatladi allegedly plot to kill Bokone Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo back in 2014.

She was allegedly not happy about Mahumapelo’s decision after he denied her to become Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipal mayor. It is alleged that Mahumapelo also bought a farm that belonged to Legalatladi’s family.

Legalatladi allegedly approached a traditional healer for muthi. She appeared before the packed court on Monday.

The traditional healer allegedly informed the law enforcement about Legalatladi’s intentions and CCTV cameras were installed to capture the moment. The court saw the evidence contained in a video of the murder plot, with two senior government officials taking the stand as witnesses.

According to both witnesses, a traditional healer, who was also the secretary of the ANC branch, attended the rally and called them under a tree and confirmed Legalatladi’s intention to kill Mahumapelo.

They also alleged the traditional healer, Thanako Tshukudu, had told them Legalatladi wanted to kill Mahumapelo and Mahikeng Mayor Gosiame Seatlholo because the ANC provincial chairperson had taken their land and refused to allow her to become mayor.

Tshukudu would have apparently taken Mahumapelo’s footprints and mixed it with “muthi”.

Mahumapelo said Legalatladi didn’t plan the murder alone, and she should not allow herself to bear the brunt alone.

“It would be important for her to declare who else is a co-conspirator in this particular action so that we can bring serious remedial action against all those involved because it’s clear they are members of the ANC. But secondly, it’s wrong to plan the death of your leadership only because of your personal interest,” she said.

Legalatladi’s R3 000 bail was extended until her next appearance.- Newsnote

(Additional reporting by Citizen Newspaper.)



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