Conspiracy to murder NW Premier case postponed


The gripping case against Gaasite Legalatladi, who allegedly conspired to kill North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, and another mayor, Gosiame Seatlholo, continued on Monday at the Lehurutshe Magistrate’s Court in the North West.

According to Brian Setswambung, North West spokesperson, two state witnesses who hold high offices in the North West Province, Manketse Tlhape and Justice Makolomakwa, alleged that on November 24‚ 2014, when they were attending an ANC rally in Mmasebudule village near Zeerust, they were told about the plot to kill Mahumapelo.

After they presented their respective testimonies against the accused, the defense cross-examined the two witnesses. The magistrate further postponed the case until 22 May 2017 for further investigation. It is alleged that video evidence of the plot will be played in court at the next appearance and two prominent government officials will take the stand as witnesses.

It is believed that Legalatladi, who was a councillor, plotted to have Mahumapelo and Seatlholo killed after she was not elected as a mayor in the 2014 local elections. Her R3 000 bail was extended until her next appearance.

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