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Life in jail for North West man who killed niece and her daughter

A collision between a minibus taxi and a light delivery vehicle in Johannesburg at around 16:30 on Wednesday killed one person and injured ten others.

One of the injured had to be airlifted to a hospital because he was in critical condition.

The collision happened in Montgomery Park at the intersection of Beyers Naude and West Park Drives.

At the scene, a man was pronounced dead.

"Nine other people were treated for minor injuries and transported by various private ambulance services to various nearby hospitals for further medical care," Van Reenen added.

"Given the heinous nature of the crime, the state prosecutor, Advocate Christoffel Kok, urged the court not to deviate from the minimum stipulated sentence." He also claimed Khoza was a remorseless individual who did not value the lives of women and children," Mamothame said.

"The court shared the same sentiment when it sentenced Khoza to life in prison on both counts of murder."

Meanwhile, Dr Rachel Makhari-Sekhaolelo, the director of public prosecutions in North West, praised the prosecutor and the investigating officer for the successful conviction.

"The criminal justice system strongly opposes gender-based violence and femicide, as well as abuse of women and children, and such convictions are a step in the right direction," Makhari-Sekhaolelo said.

The case against a 34-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave was postponed last month at the Moretele Magistrate's Court in Temba, according to the NPA in North West at the time.

The case against Samuel Noko, according to Mamothame, has been postponed until March 4 for a formal requisition by the State.

"He failed to appear in court, and the correctional services department provided no explanation," he said.

Noko is accused of murder, perverting the course of justice, and rape. Monni Monyeki, 29, was allegedly murdered and buried in a shallow grave near a river in Mathibestad.

Monyeki was reported missing by her aunt on May 29, 2021, according to police reports. Noko, her alleged boyfriend, was the last person she was seen with.

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Christoffel Kok Khoza Montgomery Park North West Van Reenen


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