State withdraws murder charge against one of Themane's attackers

Thorisho Themane.
Thorisho Themane.
Image: Thobane Mohlaloga via Facebook

The state has withdrawn a charge of murder against one of three suspects accused of killing Thorisho Themane.

Prosecutor Disebo Kgoelenya told a packed Polokwane magistrate's court on Monday that he is withdrawing the charge against the suspect who was arrested last week.

Kgoelenya did not give reasons for the withdrawal but indicated that the other two suspects will continue to apply for bail on Monday morning.

Polokwane residents were shocked after learning of the brutal murder of 28-year-old Thoriso Themane at the hands of high school pupils. Family, friends and community members now want justice for the life of the young musician taken from them on the evening of February 24, 2019.