MP: Lesotho national guilty fo

MP: Lesotho national guilty for horrific 2017 murder of five

The 38-year old convict’s three accomplices in the 2017 murder were killed in a shooting incident with other illegal miners in the area.

MP: Lesotho national guilty fo

The Mpumalanga High Court has found a 38-year-old man from neighbouring Lesotho guilty of the horrific farm murder of five people in 2017. Mpumalanga law enforcement officials say Teboho Thokoane from neighbouring Lesotho killed Sipho Mabaso, Mogale Mokobane, Tshego Rampai, Alice Mbonani and Dimakatso Tladi whose ages ranged between 24 and 50-years old in a brutal act of revenge.

Mpumalanga spokesperson, Donald Mdhluli, says Thokoane, is a common criminal in the area, who along with his friends, were involved in illegal mining and the theft of electrical cables. The 38-year-old is said to have killed the five people and injured a 26-year-old woman to avenge the death of a friend.

mob justice led to the brutal murder of five

According to Mdhluli in October 2017, Thokoane’s unnamed friend shot a man in Ogies, leaving that man disabled. In reaction to the shooting, the local community beat Thokoane’s friend to death. The convict and three other men upon hearing word of the incident hired a vehicle transporting them to the farm where they opened fire on the deceased. The 26-year-old female victim was the lone survivor of the incident.

Convict’s accomplice’s all dead

Mpumalanga police’s extensive investigations led to Thokoane’s arrest in Evander.

Thokoane’s three accomplices are all dead. They were killed in a shooting incident with other illegal miners in the area. The 38-year old Lesotho national returns to the Mpumalanga High Court on 8 February for sentencing.

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