Identity of ex-boyfriend charged over death of pregnant 28-year-old now known

At a court in Johannesburg, the boyfriend of a South African woman, whose murder galvanised protests against violence against women in the country, has been charged with her murder.

The body of Tshegofatso Pule a young woman of 28-years-old was found hanging from a tree last June, with multiple stab wounds.

Mzikayise Malephane, 31, recognize at a court in Johannesburg the allegations against him and pleaded guilty. He said he was paid by the girl’s ex-boyfriend to carry out the killing.

Ntuthuko Ntokozo Shoba is accused of planning Tshegofatso Pule’s murder and paying the killer.

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Prosecutors have charged Mr Shoba, who was arrested last week, with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and defeating the ends of justice.

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