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A Soshanguve couple, Sibusiso Mahlangu (33) and Lerato Mahlangu (32) appeared at the Soshanguve Magistrates’ Court. They are facing charges of premeditated murder, defeating the administration of justice and fraud. It is alleged that on 02 January 2022, the couple killed a man and burnt the body of the deceased at their house in Block HH, Soshanguve.

Thereafter, it is further alleged that the wife Lerato, obtained a fraudulent death certificate from the Department of Home Affairs, claiming that her husband Sibusiso, died in the fire and later claimed life policies.

The couple was arrested for this matter on 20 April 2023, after the husband was found in possession of a stolen car in Hammanskraal. Upon his arrest and processing, it was discovered that he was registered as deceased, and will be appearing on 29 May 2023, for the Hammanskraal matter at Hammanskraal Magistrates’ Court.


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