Case against an MP, out on 50 K bail for alleged wife murder, postponed

By Jonk wa Mashamba

The Orkney Magistrates’ Court has postponed the case against Sibusiso Kula (34), to 13 October 2023, for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to decide on the transfer of the case to the high court, owing to its serious nature.

According to NPA spokesperson, Henry Mamothame, Kula’s attorney argued against a further postponement, citing unreasonable delay by the state.

Mamothame said the state indicated that previous postponements were as a result of incomplete investigations.

He said investigations have been completed and the state was ready to act on the awaited instruction from the DPP.

“Kula was also provided with a list of witnesses, as was instructed by the High Court when granting him bail,” Mamothame said

Mamothame said Kula is currently out on R50 000 bail, granted by the High Court of South Africa, North West Division, following his appeal on the Orkney Magistrate’s Court decision to deny him bail.

“He was ordered to surrender his passports, report twice a day at the nearest police station, provides the investigating officer with his work itinerary, report to the investigating officer if he must move outside his residential jurisdiction, and have no direct or indirect contact with his children.

“His bid to have the case struck off the roll was previously rejected by the court.”

According to police reports, Kula’s wife, Jennifer Mohlomi, was found murdered on 27 November 2022, in what seemed like a robbery.

She was found with a stab wound on her back but the object that was used for her alleged murder has not been recovered.

Mamothame said the matter was reported by the medical facility where she was allegedly transported by the accused to receive medical attention.

“The accused told the police that he was not present at his home when the incident occurred. Following thorough investigations by the police, he was linked to the alleged murder and was arrested on 20 January 2023, and charged with murder,” said Mamothame.

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