Four teens found guilty of Thoriso Themane murder

The fatal 2019 assault on Thoriso Themane in Polokwane was captured on camera, leading to outrage at the callousness of those responsible.

2021-12-08 05:49:00 PM

The fatal 2019 assault on Thoriso Themane in Polokwane was captured on camera, leading to outrage at the callousness of those responsible.

The fatal 2019 assault on Thoriso Themane in Polokwane was captured on camera, leading to outrage at the callousness of those responsible.

in 2019 have been found guilty by the Limpopo High Court of his murder, while the other two were found guilty of common assault.Two adults who were also accused of being part of the mob involved in the killing — Chuene Maleka and Alfred Mothapo — were found guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Themane’s brutal assault in 2019 was recorded on a cellphone video that went viral on social media.The teens have not been named as they are minors.NPA Limpopo spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said the court was satisfied that there was common purpose among the four youngsters found guilty of the murder. She said the two minors found guilty of common assault submitted a guilty plea to the court at the beginning of the trial.

“In the statement they submitted they said they realised that they should leave the group because there was no reason to assault the deceased,” Malabi-Dzhangi said.Themane was assaulted at Fauna Park, Polokwane, and later died in hospital. According to Malabi-Dzhangi, the minors allegedly accused Themane of taking a cap that belonged to one of them. headtopics.com

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