Hobhouse man’s case moved to regional court

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THANDI XABA

Johan Askevold from Hobhouse who appeared before the town’s Magistrate’s Court today (Wednesday) had his case moved to the Ladybrand Regional Court.

The Free State businessman faces a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a 26-year-old Lesotho citizen. Malefetsane Mokhosi was allegedly reprimanded by Sampie van Rooyen for letting his cattle graze in an open area and after warning him to leave, a chase ensued which led to the shooting.

Askevold was granted R5000 bail and his .38 revolver was confiscated and taken for ballistic tests.

The case will presume on February 24th.