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Leshoto citizen found guilty for vengefully killing five South Africans

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A 38-year-old mass murderer man from Lesotho was found guilty for killing five people who were all shot dead in a farm in Mpumalanga. His attacks are believed to be driven by the thirst of revenge.

From the attacks of the accused knon as Teboho Thokoane, prominetly known as Maphoshane, only one person survived.

On Tuesday, Teboho was convicted of five counts of murder, in Middleburg, Mpumalanga Division of the High Court.

As one person survived the attack, the accused was also found guilty for an attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

According to the Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli, Teboho and his friends were part of those involved in illegal mining. They stole cables for resale.

The attacks follow the mob attack (which led to death) of Teboho’s friend who back in 2017, went to Ogies where he shot and disabled a man. Since then, him and his friends has been planning to avenge their friend.

On the 12th of October 2017, they (Teboho and three heavily armed men) hired a vehicle with which they went to Steyn farm in Ogies.

When they got there, they fired on those found there, killing Sipho Mabaso (24), Mogale Mokobane (35), Tshego Rampai (36), and Dimakatso Tladi (50).

Alice Mbonani (40) and a 26-year-old woman were rushed to hospital, following the arrival of the paramedics and police at the scene.

Police spokesperson said the hard working of the investigating team, detectives, led to Teboho’s arrest at Evander.

“The astute members of the team worked tirelessly and followed all possible leads which led to arrest of Thokoane at Evander,” saaid Mdhluli.

Thee police said that, in their quest for the three suspects in mass killings, they discovered the three suspects all passed away.

The accused will appear in court on the 8th February for sentencing.