Two murder suspects, Agrinate Makhubela aged 27 and Mapula Manaka(wife) aged 38, have today on Friday 27 November 2020 appeared before the Seshego magistrate’s court for Conspiracy to commit murder, Murder, Perjury, Defeating the ends of justice and Contravention of Disaster Act (curfew).
They were both remanded in custody and their cases were postponed to the 07 December 2020 for bail application and for further Police investigations.
The third suspect was not linked to the case.
These suspects were arrested including the wife of the deceased Archibald Manaka aged 43, on 18 November 2020 by the Special Task Team comprising the Provincial Tracking Team, the Provincial Investigation Unit and the Provincial Crime Intelligence Unit.
It is alleged that on 08 April 2020, the deceased, Archibald Manaka aged 43 was attacked and stabbed several times at his home in Moletjie, Ga-Makweya, in the Seshego policing area outside the City of Polokwane during what was believed to be a house robbery. When the police arrived at the scene, the deceased’s wife reported that three unknown suspects forcefully entered the house, attacked her husband and took cash amount of money, laptop and fled the scene.
The Police investigations and manhunt for the suspects involved ensued.
These special Task Team was established by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner in Limpopo, responsible for Crime Detection, Major General Samuel Manala which took over the investigation as part of the Provincial intervention on this complex matter.
The Team worked tirelessly and intensively leading to the apprehension of the deceased’s wife, her alleged boyfriend and his accomplice aged 30, in the Namakgale area outside Phalaborwa and in Moletjie under the Seshego Policing area.