Siyanda Ndlovu
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
5 Mar 2021
12:28 pm

Alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule’s murder denied bail

Siyanda Ndlovu

He is currently facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and defeating the ends of justice for his alleged involvement in the murder.

Ntuthuko Shoba, the alleged mastermind in the killing Tshegofatso Pule. Picture: Nigel Sibanda.

The alleged mastermind behind the killing of Tshegofatso Pule, Ntuthuko Shoba was on Friday denied bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate Court.

The 32-year-old appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where his formal bail application was argued.

He is currently facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and defeating the ends of justice for his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old Pule.

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On 5 June last year, the community of Durban Deep in Roodepoort was shocked by the discovery of Pule’s body, who had been stabbed and left hanging from a tree.

Pule, from Soweto, was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

Outside the court, there was a number of organisations and people rallying against Shoba’s bail.

Sister’s Keeper Movement and Friends of the late Tshegofatso Pule were outside court before Shoba’s appearance.

The defence had argued on Monday that  Shoba had no knowledge of the witnesses and could not tamper with hardcore evidence in the hands of the police.

It said that Shoba would move to his parents’ house and report to a police station to show his cooperation in the case, emphasising that he also had no family abroad or anywhere in the country to escape and was not a flight risk.

The magistrate said Shoba had failed to give reasons as to whether it was in the interest of justice to grant him bail.

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