ELANDSKRAAL – A 51 year-old suspect who was arrested on Saturday, 27 June 2020 after he allegedly stabbed a police Captain who was attending to a domestic violence complaint at Mbuzini Village in Elandskraal area outside Marble Hall was denied bail when he appeared before the Marble Hall Periodical Court last Tuesday.

The suspect, Lleka Sebothoma, who is facing charges of attempted murder, contravention of the domestic violence Act and possession of an unlicensed firearm, is expected to re-appear before the court on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 for further police investigations.

He is facing a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a police Captain who was attending a domestic violence complaint in Mbuzini Village and an additional charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

This after police further investigations led to the discovery of a revolver firearm in his house recently on Sunday, 28 June 2020, evening. An air-gun rifle was also found in the same house. The said revolver was confiscated by police.

The developments emanated from an initial complaint received from a house in Mbuzini Village where a police received followed up on a complaint received that the same suspect was regularly assaulting his partner.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said after initially pretending to be cooperative, the suspect suddenly stabbed the officer and fled from the scene.

Mojapelo said that the suspect was later arrested that evening after an intense operation that was conducted in the area. He said the suspect was initially scheduled to appear before the Groblersdal Magistrates Court on Monday, 29 June 2020 but he was reset to appear before the Marble Hall Periodical Court on Tuesday 30 June 2020 due to the third charge that was added against him the previous evening


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