#MokoenaMurder: Wife to appear in High Court

A Bloemfontein woman accused of conspiring to murder her husband in 2019, is expected to make her first High Court appearance during a pre-trial hearing in the Free State on Wednesday.

OFM News reports that on 13 February 2020, the city’s Magistrate’s Court transferred the case against Kelebogile Mokoena to the High Court after the Director for Public Prosecutions (DPP) set a High Court trial date.

The DPP was also expected to draft an indictment before the pre-trial could resume in the High Court. She and the now-deceased co-accused, Pastor Elvis Sunnyboy Galeboe, who was shot dead on 30 December 2019, are accused of organising a hit on the local businessman Lucas Mokoena who was allegedly shot by three hitmen.

Kelebogile Mokoena is facing a murder charge after her husband Lucas was shot dead at his home in Fichardt Park on 8 July 2019. Nobody has been arrested for the murder of Galeboe yet.

Mokoena is out on bail of R20 000 while Galeboe was out on bail of R10 000 after their arrest in July and August 2019 for their alleged involvement in this murder. During their bail application in 2019, the court heard that Galeboe was the first person that she called about the incident.

The state alleges Kelebogile paid R10 000 to three hitmen from Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng at Twin City Mall in Heidedal. During the bail hearing, Kelebogile’s legal representative argued that the content of her confession made to the police is not a true reflection of her version. She and her attorney said certain paragraphs in her alleged confession document is questionable and somehow create the impression that police may have erred in obtaining a statement from the accused.