Woman in court for husband’s murder

Police officers constables Jack Baloyi and Nthabiseng Sekgaolelo on the site where the body of Sherly Lekalakala was exhumed.

A 37-year-old woman appeared in the Moretele Magistrate’s Court in Hammanskraal on Monday for the murder of her husband.

Fikile Mongwe allegedly killed Sherly Lekalakala (61) in his home in Ramotse section on 31 December.

Lekalakala was a government employee who was set to retire this year.

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Mongwe was allegedly assisted by her boyfriend to kill and bury Lekalakala in a veld in Bosplaas, Hammanskraal.

He was reported missing at Temba police station on 16 January.

“A witness who was with the duo came to the police to confess,” said police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.

The witness told police that Lekalakala’s body was wrapped in a blanket for burial.

“The suspects then spent two nights digging a hole in the bush to bury him,” he said.

Mongwe had been on the run for about two weeks before she handed herself over to Temba police on Thursday, 26 January – just hours after her husband’s body was exhumed by police.

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Makhubele said the witness cooperated with the police and told them he only took part in the concealment of the body.

It is believed Lekalakala recently married the woman, who had been his housekeeper, following the death of his wife.

Mongwe was denied bail, and her case was postponed to Monday, 6 February.

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