The 32-year-old was arrested at his residence in Florida, on the West Rand, on Thursday night. (Photograph: Kayleen Morgan, News24)
- Tshegofatso Pule’s former lover and father of her unborn baby has been charged along with her homicide.
- Ntuthuko Shoba appeared in courtroom on Monday and was remanded till 1 March.
- Pule’s household say they knew the pair have been in a relationship, however didn’t know Shoba was engaged to another person.
The household of slain Tshegofatso Pule say they knew of her relationship with Ntuthuko Shoba, who has been charged along with her homicide, however had no clue he was engaged to another person.
Shoba, who was the daddy of Pule’s unborn baby, made his first look within the Roodepoort Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Monday, wearing a glossy black swimsuit and was shackled on the ankles.
“We knew that they have been relationship. She by no means reported any types of violence towards her; she by no means reported any type of intimidation from the man, however I could not let you know what kind of relationship they’d. It was intimate between the 2 of them,” Pule’s uncle Tumisang Katake stated.
Katake stated this was the primary time he had seen or met Shoba in particular person on Monday.
News24 beforehand reported that the 32-year-old was arrested at his residence in Florida, on the West Rand, on Thursday night. He had since been charged with Pule’s homicide.
This adopted Muzikayise Malephane’s choice to plead responsible to killing the pregnant 28-year-old in June final yr.
Throughout his plea settlement, Malephane advised the courtroom that Shoba was the mastermind behind Pule’s homicide as a result of “he didn’t need his spouse to search out out concerning the unborn child”.
Katake stated: “It is reopening previous wounds that have been starting to heal and that is worse as a result of we have now lengthy had our suspicions and so they have been confirmed on Friday and his involvement within the homicide.”
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In June final yr, Pule had gone to see Shoba in Florida on the West Rand. In keeping with her household, Pule had advised them Shoba was her boyfriend and that he had requested her to come back over in order that they might go and purchase garments for the newborn.
They reportedly had an argument and he later referred to as a taxi for her. The automotive that arrived to choose Pule up was pushed by Malephane, his plea settlement learn.
On 5 June, Pule’s physique was discovered hanging from a tree in Roodepoort’s Durban Deep, additionally on the West Rand. She was eight months pregnant on the time.
Shoba is due again in courtroom on 1 March for a proper bail software.
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