Case of a Sibanye miner accused of colleague’s murder postponed

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The case of a man who allegedly stabbed his colleague to death and took a selfie with his corpse has been postponed to March 7 in the Westonaria Magistrate’s Court, west of Johannesburg.

Forty-three-year-old Boinehelo Lefefa is accused of the murder of 51-year-old Alcino Macovo during an altercation underground at the Sibanye-Stillwater Mine.

Lefefa is facing a charge of premeditated murder.

Lefefa made a brief appearance in the dock this morning before his case was postponed for further investigations.

He was arrested after he was caught on camera stabbing Macovo to death, before taking a selfie and recording videos of himself with the corpse.

He allegedly attacked the deceased with a knife after approaching him at the Leseding Hostel in the West Rand.

During his previous appearance, Lefefa abandoned his bail application. He will remain behind bars until the conclusion of the case.

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