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Four Individuals Who Were Charged With Attempted Murder After Stabbing A Man In Pretoria Six Times Forgo Bail



When they appeared before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on attempted murder charges, four Lesotho nationals gave up their official bail application.

The four suspects are unlawfully present in South Africa, according to a statement from Lumka Mahanjana, regional spokeswoman for the National Prosecuting Authority in Gauteng.
David Chaka (20), Lehlohonolo Matshepe (29), Molemo Mokgathi (23) and Lekau Bolae (21), four unlawful Lesotho nationals from Olievenhoutbosch, gave up their official bail application at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court, according to Mahanjana.

The victim was with two female friends on August 24 at Zakes Tavern in Olievenhoutbosch.

“Chaka’s girlfriend, one of the buddies, snatched his phone and tried to flee with it. He begged Chaka’s fiancée for his phone back when he realized it was missing, according to Mahanjana.

Instead of returning it, Chaka and his co-accused attacked the victim; one of them stabbed him six times with a knife before they fled.

Three men discovered the victim, who was bleeding and unconscious, lying on the ground.


“The three men brought him to the police station, where the on-duty policeman called for an ambulance. The patient was taken by ambulance to Kalafong Hospital, she said.

The four were detained on October 1, 2022, after one of the victim’s female acquaintances identified them to the authorities.

The case was returned to the regional court on October 21.

Two “illegal immigrants”Azara Josea Nyungele, 36, from Mozambique and Tatenda Tupudza, 22, from Zimbabwe to 26 years imprisonment collectively for housebreaking and being in the country illegally were condemned by the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court in September.

According to Mahanjana at the time, Tupudza received a six-year sentence while Nyungele received a 20-year prison term. Both of them were deemed unfit to own a firearm.

“This comes after Nyungele was convicted guilty of 11 counts of breaking into houses while breaking the law, whereas Tupudza was found guilty of just one count of entering into houses while breaking the law. The offenses took place between May 2019 and January 2022, during which time they broke into the complainants’ homes while they were fast asleep and stole expensive stuff, according to Mahanjana.
On January 27, the pair was apprehended after breaking into a home in Annlin, Sinoville, Pretoria.

“In court, they pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them, and in their guilty plea statement, they told the court that they stole these items to sell them. In aggravation, the prosecutor Rabia Ebrahim told the court that such crimes are prevalent in the court’s area of jurisdiction,” Mahanjana said.


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