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A petite woman confronted her neighbour's alleged killer and prevented him from escaping from the scene until police arrived, the Pretoria high court heard yesterday.
Sonette Botha testified in the trial of a former law student, 23-year-old Lebogang Frank Mohlakoana, who pleaded not guilty to murdering and robbing Botha's neighbour, William Henry Thomas, of Magaslieskruin, on May 8 2005.
The state alleges Mohlakoana attacked Thomas with a knife and a dumbbell before cutting off his genitals.
He had allegedly loaded a television set and hi-fi into Thomas's car and was trying to flee when police arrested him at the scene. - Sapa