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Nephew remanded for robbing and killing aunt

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REMANDED: Kaone

A Broadhurst Magistrates court has further remanded in custody, a man accused of robbing and killing his own aunt at Mmamashia village.

Appearing before Magistrate Tshepo Thedi this week, Kaone Lentswe (24) who together with his cousin Tshepo Lentswe and accomplice- Kgowe Mosimanegape are facing robbery charges, was denied bail as he is facing a more serious murder charge for killing his aunt.

It is alleged on the 5th of August the three accused persons, at Mmamashia acting together in concert armed with a knife robbed their cousin, Tshegofatso Lentswe.

They allegedly stole a cellphone, mixing amplifier, two flash drives, cigarettes, a coat, airtime vouchers and cash amounting to P400.

All the stolen items were valued at P7 330. Immediately before or after such robbery the accused persons are said to have stabbed Tshegofatso with a knife of her finger with the intent to retain the said property.

Tshepo and Kaone are the victim’s cousins so when they knocked at the door she opened for them not knowing that they intended to rob her.

Last year the accused persons were granted bail for the first robbery incident and Kaone allegedly broke into his aunt, Goitsemodimo Lentswe’s house and killed her in a robbery that went wrong.

Kaone has since submitted a confession statement before court claiming he did not have any intentions of killing his aunt.

He was arrested while driving the deceased’s car and he was found in possession of her cell phones.

State Prosecutor, Inspector Kelekang Tshepo, told court that Tshepo Lentswe went awol after he was granted bail in the robbery case.

He said he violated one of the bail conditions that he should go to court when required and that he has been absconding mention.

The prosecutor said a warrant of arrest was issued and that they are still looking for him.

Magistrate Thedi extended the prison remand for Kaone and his next mention date together with Mosimanegape will be on January 28th.