A 30-yr-worn inmate who turned into arrested and charged for the brutal kill of a female prison warder at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre, looked in the Alexandra Justice of the Peace’s Court on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.
The physique of 50-yr-worn Eunice Moloko turned into chanced on at the Leeuwkop COVID-19 isolation role on 10 August. She turned into allegedly strangled and raped. According to reports, her family got fearful when Moloko didn’t expose up residence in the evening.
What elevate out we find out about the alleged killer?
The particular person the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) believes is behind Moloko’s kill is Nigel Marais, who is in the interim serving time on a kill conviction.
“Marais turned into sentenced for a count of kill and one more of attempted kill in November 2015 for an incident that took set up in KwaZulu-Natal in 2014. He is in the interim serving 18 years imprisonment at the Leeuwkop Correctional facility”
NPA spokeperson Phindi Mjonondwane
The case has been postponed to 26 August for further investigations.
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) needs to perceive why the officer turned into individually booked at the COVID-19 isolation ward where inmates who have tested obvious are kept.
“As per safety policies, why did she no longer bag safety visits for the length of the day? Why turned into she no longer relieved during the expected lunch time? And why turned into there no discipline when she had no longer submitted the ward keys during the expected knock-off time?,” Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo requested.
Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa visited the prison after the kill and acknowledged the instances that resulted in Moloko’s dying had been being investigated.
“Investigations must continue in whine that no stone is left unturned in establishing facts that resulted in her dying, and in whine that the alleged perpetrator of this grotesque deed can face the plump could well of the law. This can ship a noteworthy message that those that assault and kill our correctional officers will face the most harsh punishment,” he acknowledged.