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25 Apr 2022
10:34 pm

Two suspects charged with murder of Kgomotso Diale

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Two suspects have been charged with two counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and two counts of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, following a shooting at Chicken Farm informal settlement last Monday. The second murder charge stems from the death of one of their own. Tebogo Molapo, 29, and Mokhabi Ngoanapudi, 33, appeared at […]

Members of Operation Dudula march in Orange Grove, Johannesburg, 13 February 2022. Photo: The Citizen/Michel Bega

Two suspects have been charged with two counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and two counts of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, following a shooting at Chicken Farm informal settlement last Monday.

The second murder charge stems from the death of one of their own.

Tebogo Molapo, 29, and Mokhabi Ngoanapudi, 33, appeared at the Protea Magistrates’ Court on Monday in relation to the murder of Kgomotso Diale, who was fatally shot at Chicken Farm informal settlement.

Diale was shot when some residents of Pimville (Soweto) went to Chicken Farm to seek leads after their area was plunged into darkness as a result of suspected cable theft.

According to the NPA, Allegations are that three males alighted from a vehicle, armed with rifles and started shooting at the Pimville residents. Diale and four other people were injured, with Diale succumbing to the gunshot wounds.

The duo was remanded in custody until 4 May 2022 for legal representation.

According to Brigadier Brenda Muridili, the suspects were arrested on Thursday after police followed up on information about suspects in possession of firearms in Dlamini and Chiawelo, Soweto.

“On arrival, the members surrounded the house and on entering, one of the members was pointed with a firearm by a suspect but acted swiftly and shot at the said suspect. Two more suspects were placed under arrest and two firearms and ammunition were seized by the police,” said Muridili.

The preliminary investigation linked the arrested suspects to the shooting incident on Monday in Chicken Farm informal settlement where six people were shot.

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Thirty-four-year old Kgomotso Diale passed away on the scene while five others were taken to hospital. Three of the victims have since been discharged while two remain in hospital.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, commended the arrest of the suspects.