Alleged child killer trial goes to the high court (iol.co.za)A FATHER blamed for the seizing and murder of his 2-year-old little girl will stand preliminary in the high court, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in North West said on Tuesday.
Representative Henry Mamothame said Mokete Legodi, 47, showed up in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, and his case was delayed to January 17 for the make a difference to be moved to the high court.
"The State has finished drafting an extensive arraignment for the make a difference to be moved to the high court of South Africa, North West division, and it anticipates to be closed down by the acting overseer of public indictments in the North West," Mamothame said.
Legodi was captured after the dormant body of a baby was found inside the roof of his private home in Alabama, close to Klerksdorp. He was accused of the seizing and murder of his 2-year-old girl.
It was claimed that on May 13, Legodi went to his better half's home at Extension 20 in Jouberton and took their little girl without the assent of the mother, who was in emergency clinic at that point.
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The relatives who at the time were dealing with the youngster, accepted he would bring back the kid as he typically did, however on request, he denied taking the kid.
The mother was released from clinic on May 14. She went on a quest for the child with the assistance of relatives yet they couldn't track down her.
The next day, she went to Jouberton police headquarters where a missing individual case was opened.
The police captured Legodi on May 16. He was accused of hijacking in the wake of neglecting to let the police know where the kid was.
"It is affirmed that on Monday, May 17, following a terrible stench coming from Legodi's home, the neighbors examined and found the dead body of the youngster concealed inside the roof. The police were called and a homicide accusation was added," Mamothame said.
Legodi was denied bail and would stay in police care until the finish of preliminary.
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