The Murder trial of the five men accused of killing Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Moses Maluleke continues at the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Monday. The five Men are accused of fatally shooting Maluleke and wounding his son at their home in Xikundu outside Malamulele in July last year.

The Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor murder case was postponed to today to allow the court to gather further evidence. Before it adjourned the Court on Tuesday heard testimony of the state’s third witness, the mayor’s neighbour Hlanganani Manganyi.

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Manganyi says he was at home watching TV with his brother at around 19:00 7 in the evening, when he heard noise that sounded like fireworks. He says they also heard the mayor’s son, Ntokoto Maluleke, screaming for help. Manganyi says he ran back to his house when he heard the third gunshot because he did not know if the person he saw at the gate was the one who had the gun.

He says he looked through the window and saw four people coming out of the mayor’s house. They walked out normally and only started running after covering a certain distance.

Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Moses Maluleke murder case continues on Monday
Ntokoto Maluleke

Before Manganyi, the court also heard from tbe Mayor’s Son, Ntokoto, who was the second state witness. He told the court that the security cameras, power and gate were off on the evening that Maluleke was shot and killed.


Ntokoto says it was not clear why the power was off as it had been working throughout the day. He says due to this, he had to open and close the gate manually.

Ntokoto was shot and injured that night. According to a forensic report read into the court record, Ntokoto, was shot in his stomach.

The court also heard testimony of the fourth witness Ester Makamu. She is the girlfriend of accused number four, Wiseman Baloyi.