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Husband, brother and friend in court for wife's murder


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

BLEOMSPRUIT - Three suspects, Kopano Tjobo (41-year-old husband), Tshukudiso Tjobo (34-year-old brother) and Thapelo Monnane (39-year-old friend) are to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, for bail application after they were charged with the murder of Sefora Tjobo (41), the wife to Kopano.

It was alleged by Kopano that on 02 July 2020 at about 08:00 his wife, Sefora left the house and later that day her husband Kopano, became suspicious after he found a letter that stated that she was going to meet someone near Dinaweng, her cellphone was left next to the letter. He further stated that on Saturday the 4 July at about 13:44 he went to look for his wife at the field next to Dinaweng and found her body in a dam next to Dewetsdorp road, then alerted the police.

A case of murder was opened for investigation and when questioned the husband indicated that on that fateful he was with his friend at the friend`s place.

Investigation however revealed that the murder was planned by the husband and his brother. Also that the letter that was supposedly written by the deceased was drafted by the brother Tshukudiso so as to distort the investigation.

It was later discovered that the deceased was lured out of the house by her husband, making sure that neighbours saw her walking out alone so that her disappearance will not linked to him. He then followed her to a place in Dinaweng where they were to meet so as to do a ritual. Once there the husband allegedly stabbed and strangled her whilst the brother was holding her. After dropping the body they went to Thapelo (friend) who helped cover their tracks. The three were arrested and made their first appearance on the 20 July 2020.


Brigadier Motantsi Makhele
082 466 7396