By Ramotswedi Rammutla July 6, 2020
Mahikeng: The Mogwase magistrate court on July 06 remanded in custody, forty year old Akanyang Rakodi the primary suspect in the murder of Khumoentle Lesedi Mokgosi to allow him to get legal representation until July 14. He will also face additional charges of theft and possession of suspected stolen goods.
He was apprehended on Friday, July 3rd at Goo-Mokgatle Section in Dinokana village outside Zeerust during a crime intelligence driven operation by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Bojanala District and Zeerust Task Teams as well as Provincial Traffic. During the arrest, the suspect was found in possession of deceased’s bank card as well as recently bought goods such as clothes, car battery and liquor. A preliminary investigation revealed that Mokgosi’s bank card was used to withdraw cash from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Northam and Zeerust. Furthermore, the team managed to recover Mokgosi’s two cell phones.
The life science educator at Makoba Secondary school started teaching in 2019 after graduating from the North West University. Mokgosi’s lifeless body was found on Monday, June 29 at Magong village near Mogwase, where she was renting by neighbours and members of the School Governing Body (SGB). They had been worried after she failed to report for duty. Her deceased, lifeless body was found with hands and feet tied, with strangulation as the suspected cause of death.
Khumoentle Lesedi Mokgosi was laid to rest in Madibogo Village near Mahikeng on Saturday July 4th.