National 22.8.2016 08:57 am

Alleged North West cop killers in court

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Ramorwesi arrested Mathibefazi on January 31 in Soshanguve, while Seloane was arrested on February 4, in Makapanstad.

The trial of three men accused of killing a North West policeman is expected to resume in the Brits regional court on Monday.

Samuel Marothodi Maphanga, Ndoda Mathibefazi and Jonathan Seloane are accused of killing Warrant Officer Sipho Sithole in November last year.

The State alleges the three shot and wounded Sithole, 48, in Letlhabile near Brits on 14 November last year, before they hijacked his car.

Sithole was in his car when he was approached by three men. They allegedly shot him in the chest and fled with his car. He was rushed to hospital, where he died.

His car was later found in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

Warrant Officer Victor Ramorwesi arrested Maphanga on November 25, after the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) went to his parents’ home in Soshanguve and his father, Steve Maphanga, made an arrangement with the police that he would inform them when his son was at home. At the time Maphanga was at work.

Ramorwesi arrested Mathibefazi on January 31 in Soshanguve, while Seloane was arrested on February 4, in Makapanstad.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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