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Modimolle murder suspect appears in court

A man accused of mer­ci­less­ly killing his for­mer employ­er appeared in the Mod­i­molle Magistrate’s Court on Wednes­day, charged with mur­der.

The court didn’t ask Mor­ris Mari­pa (51) to plead and it post­poned his case to Octo­ber 3 pend­ing fur­ther police inves­ti­ga­tions.

Mag­is­trate remand­ed him into cus­tody.

Limpopo police spokesper­son, Colonel Moat­she Ngoepe said the sus­pect was hid­ing at his sister’s house in Reabetswe vil­lage in Wit­poort, Ga-Sele­ka out­side Lep­ha­lale when cops arrest­ed him on Mon­day morn­ing.

The arrest fol­lows an inci­dent which occurred on August 23, 2019 when police received a report about an elder­ly woman found crit­i­cal­ly injured at her home.

“Police along with Emer­gency ser­vices quick­ly respond­ed to the scene. Upon arrival, they found the woman lying at her yard with mul­ti­ple injuries all over her body and she was cer­ti­fied dead on the scene by the Para­medics,” said Ngoepe.

Police iden­ti­fied the deceased as Trudy Grabe.

Police have ear­li­er released a state­ment that pre­lim­i­nary inves­ti­ga­tions shows that one of the deceased’s ex-employ­ee left the house on the same day before cops found the body of a woman lying in the yard.

 

 

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