Tshegofatso Pule’s killer confesses to previous failed attempt



On Monday Tshegofatso Pule, 28, was found stabbed and hanged in a veld. She was also eight months pregnant.

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The man being accused of killing Tshegofatso Pule’s has allegedly confessed and gave details of the murder.
He also explained that he had previously attempted to murder Pule but failed.The 8 months pregnant
Pule was found stabbed and hanging in a tree earlier this month.
The man accused of Tshegofatso Pule’s murder allegedly told police that he and an unknown man planned to kill Pule a month prior to her death, according to a SowetanLIVE report.

The publication reported that 31-year-old Mzikayise Malephane told police that he was promised R70 000 for Pule’s death.

During the first alleged attempt a month ago, Malephane and the unknown man came up with a fake interview in Mondeor, Johannesburg where they intended to kill Pule. However, she did not show up.

They then came up with a new plan, he allegedly told the police.

According to the SowetanLIVE report, a police statement described that on 4 June, the men fixed an Uber taxi ride for Pule to a flat in Florida.

They began an argument with her during the drive and one of them stabbed her many times.

They then drove her to Durban Deep and used a rope to hang her in a tree.

So far one person has been arrested. However, News24 previously reported that police have not ruled out more arrests.

The man accused of murdering Tshegofatso Pule has told the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court that he will not be applying for bail during his next appearance.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza: “As our investigations are undergoing, they will expose more things. We have somebody that we have arrested and charged with murder and we are not ruling out the possibility of further arrests.”

Malephane appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of premeditated murder.

He was taken into custody on Monday on his way from Mpumalanga.

Pule was found murdered on 5 June in Roodepoort after she left her home in Meadowlands to visit her boyfriend in Florida. She was eight months pregnant.