Sibanye-Stillwater murder accused remains in custody

Sibanye-Stillwater employee accused of murdering his colleague to remain in police custody until next appearance on June 13.

Murder-accused Boinehelo Lefefa’s case has been postponed yet again due to his advocate’s absence.

Lefefa faces a charge of premeditated murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of his colleague that occurred on November 9, 2023.

On May 30, Lefefa appeared in the Westonaria Regional Court. Lefefa was called to the dock and was subsequently assisted by a police officer.

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While Lefefa made his way to the dock, the magistrate confirmed that he was currently in custody.

Furthermore, the magistrate stated that Lefefa’s advocate was at court on Tuesday, but she was absent on the day Lefafa appeared. According to him, the advocate is currently in Cape Town, and therefore the case was postponed to June 13.

“You will remain in custody until then,” the magistrate continued.

Lefefa exited the dock and left the regional court.

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According to the National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesperson for Gauteng, Phindi Mjonondwane, the horrific incident happened in front of onlookers at the Leseding Hostel.

Mjonondwane said Lefefa stabbed the deceased several times, cut open his stomach, and tried to cut off his head.

He then proceeded to take his cellphone, took photos, and made videos posing with the deceased.

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