The 39-year-old Xolisile Mbebetho was apprehended in Phahameng last month after being on the run since May 10, when Siemens was gunned down in the basement parking area of Preller Square.
He first appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on October 12 in a leg brace, where the matter was postponed.
During Mbebetho’s appearance, it was revealed that his life was in grave danger and his picture could not be taken by the media. The man, alleged to be from Port Elizabeth, was detained at a facility that was not disclosed in court at the time because of this.
OFM News reliably learned that the man, convicted of the murder today, was injured in an attempt on his life.
Meanwhile, the businessman Stanley Bakili, a detective from the Bayswater unit, Molebatsi Mogoera, and a court orderly, Kagiso Chabane, are set to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Olebogeng Motse / OFM News