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Relatives of killer suspect abandon him

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Relatives of killer suspect abandon him
ACCUSED: Lentswe

Kaone Lentswe who is accused of robbery and murder of his aunt is still in custody though he was granted bail last year November because his relatives are refusing to sign for him.

24-year-old Lentswe allegedly broke into his aunt, Goitsemodimo Lentswe’s house and killed her in a robbery that went wrong on the 2nd of July last year.

Lentswe 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.

Last year November Village Chief Magistrate Goodwill Makofi granted him bail on conditions that he commits himself with the sum of P5 000.

He was ordered to produce two citizen sureties to each bind themselves in the sum of P10 000 each.

Lentswe was also ordered not to commit any offence involving loss of life or violence while on bail and to report himself at SSKA police every fortnight on Fridays.

On Tuesday Lentswe asked Magistrate Mathodi Paya to change his bail conditions so that he can sign for himself as none of his relatives was willing to assist him.

He said none of his relatives bothers to visit him in prison.

Lentswe promised court that he will comply with other conditions and report to court when required to do so.

The Magistrate ordered that he seek help from prisons to contact his relatives and give an update in the next mention on the 11th of February.

In another case before court Kaone Lentswe, together with his cousin Tshepo Lentswe and accomplice- Kgowe Mosimanegape are facing robbery charges.

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 stole items valued at P7 730 and P400 cash.

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.

He allegedly killed his aunt while on bail for the robbery case.