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Attempted murder accused to reappear in court

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West


POTCHEFSTROOM - Mpho William "Seun" Modirapula (24), is expected to make a second appearance in the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court tomorrow for attempted murder.

The accused was arrested on Sunday, 5 June 2022, in Makolokwe village, Bethanie outside Rustenburg. He was arrested for attempted murder of a 42-year-old woman in Lekgalong village in the policing precinct of Marikana. It is alleged that the accused forcefully gained entrance into the woman's residence in the early hours of Thursday morning, 2 June 2002, then hit her with a spade. The severely injured woman managed to fight back and the accused ran away.

The incident was ultimately reported to the police leading to the arrest of the accused three days later. He was remanded in custody upon first court appearance on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused has two pending rape cases allegedly committed in December 2017 and December 2021 in Mooinooi and Pretoria respectively.

Investigation into the matter continues.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642