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'Killer' for psychiatric evaluation

By unknown | Dec 29, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

People took time off from their hectic festive schedules to attend the court case of Christina Molokomme, left, the Limpopo woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband.

Magistrate Jenin Ungerer on Wednesday postponed the case| in the Polokwane magistrates' court to January 3 for further police investigation.

As usual, the court was packed to capacity. Sporting her single-braided hairstyle, Molokomme appeared calm in the courtroom, wearing a black and gold dress.

Sowetan has been reliably informed that Molokomme will be referred for mental observation on January 3.

Her lawyer, Sipho Talane, said that his client would undergo psychiatric evaluation for a period not exceeding 30 days.

Molokomme, 39, a police captain attached to the police's emergency services unit in Polokwane, was arrested on December 18 on a charge of conspiracy to murder.

She had allegedly hired two hitmen to murder her husband, Phillip Molokomme, who is a senior Scorpions investigator.

According to preliminary police investigations, the suspect had handed over her official firearm to the two men.

The plan was that the men would use the firearm to disarm the would-be victim and leave it with the owner.

They would then kidnap her husband and drive towards Gauteng, where they would shoot him dead and throw his body into the bushes, to make it look like a robbery.

But, following a tip-off from one of the hitmen, a trap was set and the suspect was subsequently arrested.


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