Fhumulani Simali (30).
Date: 10 November 2017 By: Isabel Venter
The man accused of fatally stabbing a policeman from the Makhado SAPS briefly appeared in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Fhumulani Simali (30) is accused of attacking and fatally stabbing detective W/O Nthambeleni Andrew Mudau (59) on 22 October at a residence in Louis Trichardt.
Investigations into what exactly happened that fateful day are still ongoing. According to the police’s provincial spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, Mudau was murdered by a suspect who was sought for a variety of charges, which include assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and theft out of a motor vehicle.
On Tuesday, Simali’s case was transferred from the district to the regional court. He was not asked to bring a bail application and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on 1 December.
Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.