Accused mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder appears in court

Accused mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder appears in court

Accused mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder appears in court

The family of Tshegofatso Pule say the court appearance of her boyfriend on Monday has reopened old wounds. Nthutuko Shoba (32) is accused of orchestrating Pule’s death to hide her pregnancy from his wife.

Pule was shot and hung from a tree last June. Shoba has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and defeating the ends of justice. For many of Pule’s family members in court, this was the first time they laid eyes on him.

Accused mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder appears in court

Her uncle Tumisand Katake said, “we knew they were dating as to what type of relationship we don’t know… it was intimate between the two of them.

The matter will be back in court on 1 March for a formal bail application. Muzikayise Malepane is serving a 20-year sentence for the murder following a plea agreement.

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