Amy’Leigh de Jager Kidnapping, Suspect #4 has made his first court appearance

On Monday 23 September, members of the family violence, child protection and sexual offences (FCS) unit that is tasked with the investigation, arrested a 24-year-old-man today in Muvhango, an area just outside Vanderbijlpark.

  • Molemohi Bafokeng (24) made his first appearance in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court on charges of kidnapping and extortion on 25 September 2019. He made a brief appearance in court in a tattered brown leather jacket and jeans. Bafokeng told the court that he could not afford a lawyer and wanted to apply for legal aid. His application was approved on the spot and a lawyer was assigned to him. He was remanded back into custody. 

Tharina Human, Laetitia Nel, and Pieter van Zyl were all charged with kidnapping as well as extortion. They appeared in court last week for a bail application and will appear again on October 1.

Molemohi will not be appearing alongside his co-accused for bail because it is already at an advanced stage with another judge, but he will join them for the trial, the court heard.

His matter has been postponed to October 2.