ANC Member Jossey Buthane Charged with Attempted Murder After handing himself to Seshego Police station

CRIME

By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

SESHEGO-In a development marking the aftermath of a violent clash between ANC and EFF members at Juju Valley, Seshego, Jossey Buthane, an African National Congress (ANC) member, found himself at the center of legal proceedings. Buthane voluntarily surrendered to the Seshego Police.

The clash on Sunday resulted in the unfortunate shooting of a 9-year-old girl and a 25-year-old male, both of whom are currently receiving medical treatment.

The suspect, Jossey Modikane Buthane, a member of one of the involved political parties was arrested on Friday morning, 24 May 2024 in connection with the attempted murder of a 25-year-old man who was shot during the incident.

He appeared before Seshego Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 24 May 2024 facing a charge of an attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He was granted bail of R5 000.00.

Cases of malicious damage to property, robbery, and contravention of Sec 87(1)(f) of Electoral Act 1998, amongst others,  are still under investigation.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has welcomed the arrest of the suspect and commended the investigating team for the remarkable breakthrough.

“The police will continue to uphold the rule of law and order, thus protecting the democratic rights of all citizens to vote in a safe and secure environment. The police will act harshly against anyone who conducts himself or herself with impunity irrespective of social standing,” said Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

Meanwhile, the police are continuously monitoring closely the areas identified as hotspots to respond to any emergencies or threats that may arise during

Buthane will return to court on the 2nd of July to continue legal proceedings.

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