The High Court in Polokwane has provisionally withdrawn the murder case against five suspects in connection with the double murder of Mogalakwena local municipality councillors. Vaaltyn Kekana and Ralph Kanyane were gunned down in Mokopane in 2019.

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The trial of the five accused Victor Tolly Mashamaite, Samuel Mokonyana, Lucky Mohlala, Matsobane Mashishi, and Mfana Mohlabisi was set to begin this week.

However, the case was provisionally withdrawn on Thursday after the state presented new evidence to the court. They requested a postponement in the matter.

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Chairperson of the Mogalakwena Concerned and Affected Communities Motlatso Selomo says they are disappointed that the case was provisionally withdrawn.

She says they do however remain hopeful that justice will prevail.

“We remain resolute as the community of Mogalakwena that justice will prevail because we are looking at this matter.

“We are seriously from day one waiting and saying justice must be served for our leaders. There is hope that indeed Justice will prevail.”