MoH shooter may face theft charge

Alford Serumola.PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Alford Serumola.PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The man alleged to have shot and injured a Ministry of Health (MoH) employee, Alford Serumula, may face another charge of theft. The investigating officer, detective superintendent Sergeant Marapo revealed this development yesterday at the Extension 2 Magistrate’s Court.

Marapo informed the presiding Magistrate, Ntobizodwa Ncube that when he was about to submit his final docket on December 7, 2015 to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for final assessment, the victim (girlfriend), who is currently recovering from the two shot wounds contacted him. “She told me that after she was discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) she noticed that someone had attempted to withdraw P100 from her account.”

“She said that she suspected the accused person (Serumula) because she had left her bag, containing her national identity card and bank cards in his car,” said Marapo. Marapo updated the court on the shooting incident. He said investigations are almost complete and that witness statements have been recorded. “Statements from witnesses have been recorded, but we can affirm to this court that the firearm used in the incident has not yet been recovered,” he said.  The case will continue on December 29 for mention. Serumula is accused of allegedly shooting the 31-year-old woman from Metsimotlhabe, twice on her left breast areas on October 9, 2015. He was arrested when entering the country through the Tlokweng border post. He had been on the run since the time of the shooting incident at the MoH headquarters. Serumula was denied bail after it was established that he was previously convicted of shooting his then girlfriend 20 times and killing her some years ago.

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