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Tshegofatso Pule homicide: Ntuthuko Shoba applies for go away to enchantment

Convicted assassin Ntuthuko Shoba has lodged an utility on the Johannesburg Excessive Courtroom to enchantment the judgment and sentence in opposition to him.

Tshegofatso Pule homicide case

Shoba was sentenced to life behind bars in July, after he was found guilty of premeditated murder for masterminding the killing of his eight-month pregnant girlfriend, Tshegofatso Pule.

Pule’s homicide despatched shockwaves throughout the nation after she was discovered shot and hanged from a tree in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on 4 June 2020.

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The 28-year-old beautician was murdered by self-confessed gunman Muzikayise Malephane, who in 2020 confessed to the killing and turned state witness.

Muzikayise Malephane at Roodepoort Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on 23 July 2020. Image: Nigel Sibanda

Malephane claimed he had acted below orders from Shoba, who supplied him R70 000 to kill Pule as a result of he didn’t need his then-fiancée to seek out out concerning the being pregnant.

Malephane is at present serving 20 years in jail after being sentenced in February 2021.


Throughout Shoba’s sentencing, appearing Decide Stuart Wilson stated there have been no compelling causes to deviate from the prescribed minimal sentence for homicide.

Whereas studying his judgment, Decide Wilson stated: “It’s clear to me that Mr Shoba wished to eliminate Miss Pule. She and the infant have been an inconvenience to him”.

Shoba, a former JSE analyst, believes a better courtroom would come to a special conclusion when it comes to the proof that was introduced in opposition to him throughout the trial.

The State opposed his enchantment utility and judgment on the matter was anticipated on Monday.

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