Friday, 08 February 2019

Kagisanong; Bloemfontein: Teboho Jonathan Modisaesi (42) was found guilty and sentenced by Bloemfontein magistrate court on multiple charges. Modisaesi was sentenced on Thursday, 31 January 2019, for murder of his girlfriend, Nontozanele Tshobeka (28) attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, Portia Boitumelo Casane (28) and possession of unlicensed firearm.

He was sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder and a life sentence for murder. He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

It was heard during the trial that on the 16 January 2017, police were called to a scene of shooting in Phase two. On arrival, they were informed by the complainant (Tshobeka) that they were having a scuffle with her boyfriend because she told her that she does not want him anymore.

Complainant said she locked the gates. That is when the accused started shooting twice on the ground before running away. A case of discharging of firearm in municipality area was registered.

Just a week later at about, Tshobeka phoned the investigating officer saying she saw her ex-boyfriend (Modisaesi) in a nearby tavern in Mafora Township. While on the phone, the investigating officer heard a gun shot. On arrival at the scene, she found the complainant lying on the floor with a gunshot wound on the stomach. Accused was nowhere to be found. The complainant was taken to Pelonomi Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at 10:00 the same day.

Teboho Jonathan Modisaesi was then arrested on 27 January 2017 at his house in Phase 6, Bloemfontein. It was during his trial that it was also discovered that he stabbed his ex-girlfriend twelve times with a knife because she said she is no longer interested in him.

A case of murder was investigated by Constable Lekhotla Sehlabo of Kagisanong Serious and Violent Crimes Unit. Sehlabo left no stone unturned to ensure that the violent spree of Modisaesi came to an end.

“I would like to commend splendid job done by the investigating officer in this case.” said the Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Crime Detection, Major General Jones Qhobosheane.