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Tycoon's attempted murder case put off again

By unknown | May 20, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

Two cases of attempted murder, kidnap and assault against a Mpumalanga tycoon were yesterday postponed to June 5 to allow a new magistrate to proceed with the case.

Solly Madileng's wife, Maki, and a former employee, Ephraim Makitla, were informed that a new magistrate would be appointed to take over their cases because the one involved so far was going on study leave for a year

It is the sixth time that the Themba magistrates' court in Hammanskraal has postponed the case in which Madileng is charged with the attempted murder of his wife on October 4 last year.

Madileng allegedly sprayed Maki, 40, with a hail of bullets before throwing her out of a moving car in Marapyane.

This was when he went to visit her when she was staying at her parents' house after moving out of their marital home.

Police said Madileng was angered by his wife's decision to end the marriage, which had been on the rocks for some time.

At the time Madileng was out on R5000 bail for a different case. He is now also out on R4000 bail for the attempted murder of his wife.

Before the incident with his wife he had been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating Makitla, who comes from Seabe village in Mpumalanga, after accusing him of stealing from his shop.


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