Trial resumes for Limpopo man accused of orchestrating wife’s murder

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The trial of a man accused of hiring hitmen to kill his wife and her business partner will resume in the High Court in Polokwane, Limpopo, on Monday.

Stanley Leshabane and three co-accused are on trial for the killing of his wife Makoena Mabusela-Leshabane and her business partner, Tebogo Mphuti in Polokwane in October 2020.

The other accused, Richard Zulu died while in police custody after a short illness.

The state will call more witnesses when the matter resumes. The ninth state witness is expected to take the stand on Monday.

Eight witnesses have already testified thus far since the trial started last week.

They include Leshabane’s late wife’s relatives, police officers, and Leshabane’s friends.

Mabusela-Leshabane and her business partner, Mphuti were shot and killed at close range while seated in their car.

Last week, it emerged that CCTV at the crime scene had captured the car used by four hit men Leshabane allegedly hired to kill his wife.

One of the State witnesses, who has been a police detective for 29 years, told the court that he acquired video footage of the car that the accused were traveling in when they shot and killed two women.

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