The Klerksdorp Magistrates Court in Johannesburg denied Mokete Legodi aged 47 bail in a murder case of his two-year-old daughter. The case was postponed to 27 October 2021 for further investigations.
Legodi’s reappearance comes after a body of a toddler was found inside a ceiling of their residential home in Alabama near Klerksdorp, he was then charged for kidnapping and murder of his two year old daughter.
In her argument to oppose bail, Advocate Riekie Kriel submitted to the court that the state will argue for a maximum sentence if the accused is convicted, She also indicated that Legodi has been contacting the mother of the deceased from prison, which is an indication of him being highly likely to make contact with state witnesses.
It is alleged that on Thursday 13 May 2021, Legodi went to his girlfriend’s home at extension 20 in Jouberton and took their daughter without the consent of the mother who was in hospital at the time, furthermore, the family members who at that time were taking care of the child assumed he would bring back the childas he usually did.
Missing person case was then opened on 14 May 2021 at Jouberton Police Station, therefore,further investigations by the police led to the arrest of Legodi on Sunday, 16 May 2021 he was charged with kidnapping and murder after failing to tell the police where the child was. Legodi will remainin police custody until his court appearance.