Mpumalanga says a suspect linked to the attack and robbery on world-renowned
Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has been granted bail of R3000.
Police in Mpumalanga says a suspect linked to the attack and robbery on world-renowned Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has been granted bail of R3000.
The 87-year-old was robbed at her home near Siyabuswa on 19 March.
Two suspects appeared in the Mdutjana Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Friday following their earlier arrest.
Spokesperson for Mpumalanga police Selvy Mohlala says one suspect was remanded in custody while the other has been released on bail
“Twenty-seven-year-old Simon Kgantshi Skosana has been remanded in custody until 20 April for a formal bail application, while suspect number two Jan Mlemani Kwati Masilela, aged 32, has been released on R3000 bail and will be back in court on 10 May.”
During the robbery, the pensioner was assaulted and strangled with her hands tied with a cord.
“The suspect then searched her bedroom and took a safe containing a pistol as well as an undisclosed amount of cash and bundles of keys then fled the scene,” says Mohlala.
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