The late Tshegofatso Pule’s Killer has confirmed that she was supposed to die a week before she was murdered.
Following shocking revelations surrounding the death of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, more details have been revealed confirming earlier testimonies. In a recent appearance at the Johannesburg High Court, the man convicted for killing Pule confirmed to the court that they had made a previous attempt on her life before she was killed.
News 24 reports that key state witness Muzikayise Malephane revealed that plans for her murder had been made a week earlier before she was killed. Speaking to the court on Tuesday, Malephane revealed that Ntuthuko Shoba had contracted him to kill her. He confessed that he was supposed to pick her up from an interview on May 29, 2020, after which she was to be killed.
He confessed that Shoba told him a girl had “arranged an interview for Pule”. However, he shared that Shoba “did not give me details of the girl. I was supposed to pick up Pule after the interview.” The pickup was meant to happen at McDonald’s near Gold Reef City.
Tshephiso Tsita had testified on Monday that Pule was almost deceived into attending a job interview. They had offered her a job in a beauty industry, but she never showed up.
Malephane’s confession corroborated Tsita’s. Pule was to be lured into a jeep driven by Malephane under the guise that her interviewer was running late. Malephane left when she did not show up. He shared that Shoba was annoyed by the news when he told him that she did not show.
Pule was found dead (hanging from a tree in Roodepoort) on June 4, 2020. Malephane confessed to killing her on Shoba’s orders because he[Shoba] “did not want his wife to find out that he impregnated someone else.”