Preller Square Shooting: Ongoing Siemens murder case resumes

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Local business man, Louis Siemens

The state is expected to present further evidence in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court against the three men allegedly involved in the ongoing murder trial of local businessman, Louis Siemens, on Wednesday.

The suspects, businessman Stanley Bakili, and police officers Molebatsi Mogoera and Kagiso Chabane, will reappear at the court on charges of murder after Siemens was gunned down in the basement parking of the Preller Square shopping complex in the city in May this year.

At their last appearance at the court learned that Moeketsi Lesia, a policeman from the Bayswater police station, was also added to the suspect list. Mogoera and Chabane are also members from the Bayswater unit and a court orderly respectively, and are accused of tampering with evidence and serving as accomplices in the murder.

Bakili, an alleged business partner of Siemens, is accused of masterminding the murder. Lesia was arrested on 19 November and at this last court appearance, he testified that he was coerced by his superior, Detective Tshokolo Phosholi, to in a statement say that Mogoera was corrupt.

Pulane Choane / OFM News