Case postponed due to absent suspect

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THANDI XABA

Three males and a female have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. The fourth suspect was absent.

Their appearance was for a formal bail application and a requisition of the absent accused. They will remain behind bars until their next appearance on February 4th. Teboho Maikiso, Thembinkosi Njenje, Itumeleng Kwatala, Shadrack Mabothe and Masihlahla Mabothe stand accused of the murder of Sphiwe Mashiya in Phahameng on January 1 and the shooting of his girlfriend.

Mashiya was shot five times where he and his girlfriend were sitting in a parked car outside her house in the early hours of the morning on New Year’s Day.

Mashiya’s girlfriend, who was shot in the leg, was treated and released from hospital.