April 23, 2024


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Prosecution revisits crime scene

Prosecution revisits crime scene

Mohale's Hoek Magistrate's Court

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    The visit aims to enhance evidence in Mohale’s Hoek child assault case
    Accused released on bail under condition to relocate to another village

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MOHALE’S HOEK - IN an effort to gather further evidence in the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl with a speech impairment, the prosecution plans to revisit the crime scene in Mpharane today, (onTuesday).

This visit aims to help refresh the victim's memory and provide a clearer understanding of the events that transpired.

The decision was made by Magistrate ’Marethabile Rantja after the victim, who also has a mild mental disability, identified the suspect and re-enacted the incident in court using a male doll.

The accused, 40-year-old Richard Mahloko, was previously released on M800 bail with an additional M5000 surety, under the condition that he relocate to another village.

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This condition was set following a plea from the victim's mother, who expressed concerns for her daughter's safety, stating that the girl would not feel safe playing with other children if Mahloko returned to their village. - LeNA

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