Coligny murder accused to re-appear in court

POTCHEFSTROOM � Pogiso Modiboe (25) will remain in custody and re-appear in the Coligny Magistrates' Court on Monday, 1 July 2019, for alleged assault, rape and murder charges, following his brief first court appearance on Friday, 28 June 2019.

These appearances stems after incidents were reported to the Coligny police on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. According to information received, Modiboe, allegedly went to a farm on the Dupperspos Road in Coligny on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, at about 15:00 and assaulted 60-year-old Oupa Tatios Ndarala, who is the care taker on the farm. He allegedly stole money, groceries as well as a bicycle and left the farm. Ndarala called for help and was admitted in hospital for the head injuries sustained during the assault. He was later released from hospital on the same day he was admitted.

About an hour later at 16:00, Modiboe met up with Dimakatso Jane Ndarala, the sister of the first victim. Dimakatso was waiting for a lift into town, after visiting her brother. Modiboe allegedly raped her and killed her by assaulting her with a big stone on the head, leaving her body in a bush close to the road where it was discovered in the morning of the next day. Good investigations by the Coligny Detectives, lead to the arrests of Modiboe.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, said in an endeavour to ensure the building of safer communities, especially the safety of women and children, the Community must work in partnership with the police to safeguard all women and children, especially in rural communities. She also said police will continue to work hard to ensure the perpetrator is brought to book.

Source: South African Police Service