BY BAKANG MOKOTO
A PREMEDITATED Murder case against four suspects was postponed by Taung Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Tumo Phatudi, Olebogeng Mgijima, Zwelinzima Mohapi and Lebogang Serei were arrested after the murder of a prominent Taung businesswoman, Kegomoditswe Serei.
Serei who owned a mortuary was shot dead, while at her business offices a month ago. According to investigation, Lebogang Serei who is a stepson to the deceased allegedly hired hitmen to kill Kegomoditswe.
It is alleged that the motive behind the killing was prompted by a ‘will’ that Lebogang’s father signed and made Kegomoditswe a beneficiary. This allegedly caused ‘feud’ between the deceased and the suspect.
According to court, Lebogang hired Phatudi, Mgijima and Mohapi to carry out the murder. Phatudi who believed to be the one, who pulled the trigger, launched a bail application alongside with his accomplice.
Taung magistrate, Morulaganye Tsatsi postponed the case until Friday to give investigating officer, Kgosiyagae Kgatisang more time for investigations.
Taung Community against Crime organisation’s chairperson, Peggy Molathegi said: “We will continue to follow-up on this case. We want to see suspects rotting in jail and the law must prevail.”