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'I didn't know she ditched me'

By unknown | Jan 16, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Dudu Busani

Dudu Busani

The Ekurhulemi traffic officer accused of gunning down his fiancée claimed yesterday he was not aware that she did not want him and had a restraining order against him.

During cross-examination in the Johannesburg high court, Oupa Lethebe, 43, denied that the couple had serious problems and insisted they were living together and were about to get married.

When state prosecutor Advocate Anne-Marie Smith presented him with copies of a restraining and protection order his fiancée, Jubriel Tladi, 40, had against him, he said blankly: "I did not even know she had a restraining order against me. We lived together and were in love."

According to the restraining order, Tladi wanted Lethebe to stop threatening her and coming to her home in Katlehong where she lived with her family.

Lethene is on trial for murdering Tladi, a police captain at Vosloorus police station.

He allegedly shot and killed her at the entrance of the police station, after, he claims, he found her with another man. He then attempted to take his own life by shooting himself in the cheek. He survived but lost his left eye.

Lethebe has pleaded not guilty to the murder, saying he was under stress and could not be held liable for his actions.

He claims he does not remember shooting Tladi, except that they had an argument, and the only thing he remembers iswaking up in hospital.


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