Thursday, 16 April 2020

Bloemfontein: Three suspects, Boitumelo Brenda Marooe (37), Tokelo Mogapi (24) and Kedibone Rachel Abrams (61) appeared in court on different dates on a charge of murder.

Their case was postponed to the 25 May 2020 for further investigation. Brenda and Kedibone were released on R1000 bail each, while Mogapi’s bail was denied.

It is alleged that on 17 February 2020, Brenda went to Bloemspruit police station to report her husband, a 38 year old missing. On a statement given to police, she said she last spoke to him on 14 February 2020 after he phoned her to wish her a happy valentine’s day. She further said when he went missing he was wearing a brown shorts and blue Ford T-shirt.

On the 26 February 2020, police were alerted by a passerby about a body at Happy Valley Park. On arrival, they discovered a body of a male with three stab wounds on the left side of his chest.

The wounds were inflicted with a sharp object like a knife. Although he was on a decomposing state, the clothes he was wearing were identical to the ones the deceased was last seen wearing.

It was later confirmed that the deceased was indeed the 38 year old husband and his car was found abandoned at a Lodge in Hilton.

Both dockets, that is the one of a missing person reported in Bloemspruit and murder reported in Parkweg, were investigated together which led to the arrest of the deceased wife (Brenda Marooe), deceased`s mother in law (Kedibone Abrams) and Tokelo Mogapi (Brenda`s friend).

The other arrest is eminent. Investigation continues.