Murder suspects may get bail
THE PROTEA Magistrate’s Court could grant Alec Magaula MaMothame, 43, and Sandile Nkosi, 25, accused of killing two women in Soweto, bail if the State does not give conclusive evidence to link them to the murders.
Magistrates Herman Badenhorst was speaking after investigating officer Walter Masuku had given his testimony on Thursday. Masuku is investigating the robbery, kidnapping and murders of best friends Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe. Phungula, 28, and Qwabe, 25, were reported missing on May 12.
Their bodies were later found in different locations in Soweto.
MaMothame and Nkosi who were arrested on May 21.
Both men, who are taxi drivers, claim they are innocent. Masuku said they found Phungula’s cellphone in Nkosi’s possession.
“There was a bank document which also belonged to one of the deceased,” Masuku said.
The firearm used to commit the crimes had not been recovered. – ANA